The best designer vintage shops London has to offer
Dodge the mothballs and find classic couture at the best designer vintage shops in London
Now, with the resurgence of the nineties' and noughties' trends, rooted in playful, slouchy comfort, where better to shop the season's looks than in one of London's many thrift stores. See below for our favourites.
Found & Vision, Golborne Road
Celebrity hotspot Found & Vision in Notting Hill's Golborne Road has an unbeatable collection of rare and collectable wares. It's frequented by West London It-Girls and stylists alike, and is responsible for many a street style snap and magazine editorial you might encounter.
Address: Address: 104 Golborne Rd, London W10 5PS
Pelicans & Parrots, Stoke Newington
Pelicans & Parrots sources vintage fashion, furniture and accessories from all over the world - and have plenty of statement pieces to show for it, once being described by Italian Vogue as 'the coolest place in London'. The furniture and objects are a mixture of new and vintage and come from different antique fairs and markets across the UK and EU. Much of the newer pieces are from the US as well as other areas of Europe. All the clothes are vintage and about 90% are sourced in Italy.
Address: 81 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 8AD
William Vintage, Marylebone
Founded eight years ago by British fashion expert William Banks Blaney (otherwise known as The Vintage King), haute couture vintage boutique William Vintage is as clean and crisp as vintage shopping gets.
Amal Clooney famously wore a dazzling Yves Saint Laurent gown that she sourced in the boutique on the red carpet.
Address: 2 Marylebone St, Marylebone, London W1G 8JQ
Deborah Woolf Vintage, Marylebone
Deborah Woolf vintage houses a sharp selection of neatly preserved sixties and seventies pieces as well as a vast assortment of accessories ranging from Christian Dior to Biba. Price versus quality means that whatever you pick up is likely to be a steal.
Address: 24 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EP
One of a Kind, Notting Hill
We’re going to be bold and say that Portobello Road’s One of a Kind is our favourite vintage shop in London. A browse through the shop’s ‘hall of fame' section on their website reveals Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and more posing amongst the shoe racks and embellished garments.
With piles and piles of the most covetable designers, digging your way through this treasure cave will reveal some of the best vintage in the capital.
Address: 259 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1LR
Vintage Modes, Mayfair
With an inimitable host of veteran vintage dealers in one space, Vintage Modes is a popular haunt for stylists and vintage aficionados, the spoils of which can often be found in editorial spreads and street style sections of magazines. Think rare costume jewellery and one-of-a-kind gowns hidden in a plush corner of Mayfair.
Address: Alfies Antiques Market 13-25 Church St, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT
Annie’s Vintage, Islington
With everything from flappers’ headdresses and 1930s wedding dresses to basques and brooches, Annie’s Vintage of Camden Passage is a mecca for vintage-minded shoppers. Everyone from John Galliano to Kate Moss have been known to frequent the store, and Alexander McQueen was a regular before his death in 2010.
Address: 12 Islington High St, London N1 8ED
Serotonin vintage, Brick Lane
Fendi co-ords, Burberry bucket hats, Galliano’s famous newspaper print… Serotonin Vintage’s inexhaustible hoards of designer items are bound to boost endorphins. The ultimate playground for nostalgic nineties kids.
Address: Brick Lane, Weavers, London E1 6SA