A dedicated ‘leader’ of fashion – Three of the best vintage fashion shops in London.
London is a magnet for shoppers. From Oxford Street’s Topshop, the world’s largest fashion store, to Harrods, the world’s most famous luxury department store, tourists from across the globe flock to London for sometimes no other reason than to shop.
Given its world-renowned status as being a shopper’s paradise, London is home to an abundance of vintage and second-hand shops, the quirkier the better. If idiosyncratic, vintage fashion ruffles your feathers then read on, as we introduce you to three of the best vintage fashion shops in London.
Lucy in Disguise, Covent Garden
This might be the most well known of the best vintage fashion shops in London. All the clothes and accessories featured in Lucy in Disguise have been sourced from vintage markets and fairs from round the UK, Europe and beyond. This particularly ‘cool’ vintage shop has enjoyed an ample amount of media attention in recent years, having been featured on Channel 4’s ‘From rags to Riches’ programme and for having many of its lines specially selected by Lilly Allen and her sister Sarah Mary Owen.
Beyond Retro, Great Marlborough Street, Soho
As its name suggests everything that is featured in Beyond Retro is retro at its most penetrating. The clothes here date back to the 1950s and have all been meticulously selected by vintage clothing specialists from North and Central America. This unisex store also stocks a constantly evolving collection of highly collectable items, which makes it one of the best vintage fashion shops in London.
Episode, Chalk Farm Road, Camden
The trendy and retro borough of Camden, as one might expect, is a mecca for vintage clothes enthusiasts and none no more so than the quirky shop known as Episode. This individual fashion store is a popular spot for many a celebrity wanting to be spotted in the ‘coolest’ of outfits, as it offers all the latest trends in the world of retro fashion.