London is an integral fashion hub, renowned for its many styles and cultures, and is especially known for its bargain hunting vintage shops, which are scattered across the capital. If you’re looking to channel Hugh Grant in a 90s romcom or style a 70s punk inspired outfit, London has many vintage shops that appeal to everyone from the most minimalist to eclectic style.
This vintage store started off as a small warehouse in London in 2002. Since then, it has become a giant within the vintage world, with stores across the UK and Sweden. Beyond Retro has a vast wardrobe of clothes spanning from the 1940s to the 2000s. Their clothing includes revamped dresses, such as tops, shirts, trousers and skirts fitted with modern tailoring.There are styles and materials to suit every style, including silk, sportswear, denim, tie-dye and even Hawaiian shirts. Beyond Retro has three stores in London to get lost in, one in Cheshire Street, another in Soho, and their flagship store in Dalston, which has an on-site café.
Rokit began as a small stall in Camden Market in 1986, it now has four stores across London including Camden, Covent Garden and Brick Lane. Rokit hand pick garments from their warehouse, which is the biggest vintage warehouse in the UK, and are distributed to one of their four London stores. Their range has pieces dating from the 1930s up to the present day. Rokit caters for different decade trends, whether you’re a lover of ‘60s mod or a sucker for ‘90s button-up shirts. The best part is that Rokit are dedicated to giving garments a second life, and restoring damaged clothing, so that nothing goes to waste.
Located in Hanbury Street, just off of Brick Lane is the vintage department store, Atika. It spans two floors, and this space allows for optimum abundance of clothing, which includes everything from streetwear, to designers, to recycled pieces. Atika is also passionate about showcasing independent artists and designers. Make this your go-to destination if you’re looking for something bold and colourful. If you’re shopping for something in particular, Atika is likely to have it, in an array of colours, prints, patterns and sizes. Unlike most vintage shops, they also have homeware, art, books and magazines.
House of Vintage
This store opened their first branch back in 2010 in Shoreditch, and opened their second location in 2018, in the heart of Hackney Central. House of Vintage carefully curate their selection of menswear and womenswear from the 1920s through to the 1970s, placing particular emphasis on the rare and the unique. If you’re looking for some classic silhouettes and staples to add to your collection, then do yourself a favour, and pay this store a visit. From embroidered jumpers, printed t-shirts, denim and bomber jackets, House of Vintage will definitely have something to add to your wardrobe essentials, giving you a clean and modern aesthetic.