6) East End Thrift Store
The East End Thrift Store strives to provide valuable vintage items at affordable prices. The owners of EETS have a knack for spotting trends and running with them. Imagine paying £15 for vintage denim shirts or £25 for vintage jackets. How about party frocks for a measly £10? Customers can learn about the latest discounts and sales by joining the store’s mailing list.
Annie’s Vintage Clothes is one of the oldest surviving vintage shops in London. For more than 40 years, it has serviced customers in Camden Passage of Islington. Annie’s Vintage Clothes is the premier storefront for lavish flapper dresses and lace bridal clothing from the 1920s. Rumour has it that Annie’s provided the costumes which were worn by the actors in the 1974 film The Great Gatsby and its 2013 remake. Other vintage accessories carried by the shop include hand fans, gloves, parasols, and hats. Although Annie’s is a tad more expensive than other vintage shops, they provide better deals on bridalwear than modern shops do.
In 2011, Pennies Vintage was established in Islington, North London. This vintage shop is like Annie’s Vintage Clothes because their items predate the 1960s. Pennies Vintage offers classic wedding dresses, nightwear, and lots of rare collectables. It wasn’t too long ago that Downtown Abbey purchased a 1920s-dated wedding dress from Pennies Vintage. You should go to this shop for attractive gowns and wedding dresses. You’ll only have to pay about £200 or so.
Retromania is a shop that’s operated by a charity called FARA. The Pimlico station and Victoria station are within walking distance of the shop. You will find a highly knowledgeable staff in Retromania, which sells fashion products priced anywhere between £15 and £200. If you’re interested in vintage magazines, vinyl, or other interesting memorabilia, you will find them in the shop. You’ll also find outlandish 1970s dresses, attractively embroidered shirts, and colourful extra-large sweaters.
Paper Dress Vintage in East London has a little of everything that came between the 1900s and 1980s. The accessories, clothing, and shoe products are just the beginning of what you’ll find in the shop. There are also alterations available as well as unique and interesting services too. You can hire them for dance classes, burlesque or to be an event venue host and perform comedy. If you want to take time and relax during your shopping experience, you can sit down and get refreshments at the bar in the shop. Some of the prices include £30 for a 1960s striped dress and £25 for cool sunglasses.