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Blackout II

Ladies and mens vintage clothing and accessories from 1920s - 1980s.

Hire available.   London, WC2H 9AJ

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7240 5006

[email protected]

Lucy in Disguise

Vintage ladieswear from 1920s - 1990s

Online ordering only

[email protected]

Central London Stores

Online Only

Reign Wear

Striking vintage pieces and accessories from Austria, Germany and Italy.  

London Store, W1F 0PN

Phone: 0044 (0)20 3417 0276

What the Butler Wore

Specialising in 60s and 70s mens and ladies fashion.   London, SE1 7AE

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7261 1968

[email protected]

Wow Retro

Mens and ladies vintage & retro outfitters.  

London, WC2B 5QF

0044 (0)20 7831 1699

Cafe Vintage

Small selection of authentic mens and ladies vintage clothing Online ordering.

London, N5 2LT

Phone: 0044 (0)7903 875750

[email protected]

Camden Thrift Store

Designer, Retro and

Vintage Clothing

London, NW1 8AN

0044 (0)7956 237488

Deborah Woolf Vintage

Passionate collector of clothing, accessories and jewellery from 1930s to 1970s. Can source specific items for stylists and costume designers.  

London, NW8 8EP        Phone: 0044 (0)20 7723 2779

 Step Briskly

Dirty Blonde

Efficient well stocked store selling vintage clothing,

jewellery and accessories.  London, N16 0UH

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7923 4414  [email protected]

Pelicans and Parrots

Vintage store selling a diverse selection of goods.

Online ordering.  London, N16 8AD

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7249 9177    [email protected]

Tin Tin Collectables

Vintage clothing from early 20C to mid 1970s

Ground Floor,Alfies Market,  London, NW8 8DT

Phone:  0044 (0)20 7258 1305

[email protected]

Naphthalene Textiles

Vintage clothes and plenty of trimmings

Top Floor, Alfies Market,  London, NW8 8DT

Phone:  0044 (0)7740 704723 ( June)    

0044 (0)7946 329219 (Carole)

[email protected]

Velvet Atelier

Glamorous vintage clothes and accessories from

1920s - 1950s.

2nd Floor, Alfies Market,

London, NW8 8DT

Phone: 0044 (0)7903 147263

[email protected]

Vintage King

 American & European vintage clothing for men & women from 1930s to 1990s.

Camden Stables Market, Unit D04 London, NW1 8AH

Vintage Planet

1970s and 1980s 

vintage clothing.

Camden Stables Market,

London, NW1 8AH

360 Degrees Vintage

Vintage clothing from 1900 to 1980s.

Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ

Phone: 0044 (0)7904 70975   [email protected]

to South London

Sherrys London

Original 1960s mens and womens clothing, footwear and accessories. Online ordering.  London, W1F 9QX

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7734 5868

[email protected]

Retrobates Vintage

at the Beehive

Vintage and retro for men and women from

1940s - 1980s.

Greenwich, London, Se10 9SW

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8858 1964

[email protected]


Unique vintage ladieswear

Brixton Village, Unit 71, London, SW9 8PS

Phone: 0044 (0)7748 717018

[email protected]

J H Beulah

Range of tailored vintage clothing for men and women including haberdashery.

London, SE15 4BW

Phone: 0044 (0)7864 975539

[email protected]


A shop-in-a-pub selling vintage clothes for women

and children.  Small selection of haberdashery.

London, SE19 2EZ

Phone: 0044 (0)7949 552926


Warehouse of mens and womens clothing and accessories  from 1940s to present day.

London, SE27 0JW

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8766 8564

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Auction house specialising in vintage fashion.

London, SE1 4PR

Phone: 0044 (0)20 8676 4600

[email protected]


Absolute Vintage

Sister store to the branch in Hanbury St (see E. London)    

London, W1F 8TL

Phone: 0044 (0)20 434 1544

[email protected]

Absolute Vintage

Three stores selling mens and womens vintage pieces.

Efficient online shop by colour.  London, W1 6QR

Phone: 0044 (0)20 247 3883

[email protected]

Beyond Retro

Flagship store of a chain of vintage outlets in Soho, Brighton and Sweden.London, E2 6EJ

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7613 3636

[email protected] 

Beyond Retro

Original Vintage clothing for men and women. Also sells its own brand range of

retro clothing.

Stores also in East London, Brighton and Sweden

London, W1F 7JY

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7434 1406

[email protected]

in East London

East End Thrift Store

One of Londons biggest, cheapest vintage stores.  Fill-a-bag policy

London, E1 4UT

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7423 9700


Established store with branches in N. & E. London.  

London, WC2H 9HZ

0044 (0)20 7836 6547


Two Flagship stores at

101 and 107 Brick Lane.

Stores also in North

& Central London.

London,E1 6SE.      

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7247 3777

West London Stores

The Gathering Goddess

Collection of ladies vintage 

from 1920s to 1990s.

Visit by appointment only.

Online ordering.

London, W10 6BD

Phone: 0044 (0)20 3302 3031

[email protected]

Hunky Dory

Mens and Womens vintage with an emphasis on European design.

London, E1 6SA

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7729 7387

Radio Days

Vintage clothing, accessories and memorabilia from

1920s - 1980s.

Private appointments and late night opening.  

London, SE1 7AB

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7928 0800

[email protected]


20th Century original ladies clothing, hats and jewellery 1920s - 1950s.London, N1 8EE

Phone: 0044 (0)7804 261082    [email protected]

Victorian Elegance

Authentic original clothing for sale

from 1880s - 1980s.

Mens, Womens & Kids. Evening, lingerie, coats.

Phone 001 (813) 431 9447

[email protected]


House of Vintage

Men and Womens wear from 1920s to 1980s.

Also stocks vintage bridal wear ( by appoinment only)

London, E2 6EH    Phone: 0044 (0)20 7739 8142


Vintage costume & textiles

London, N1 8ED

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7359 0796

[email protected]


Stores in Amsterdam, Brussels, Denmark, Paris and London, NW1 8AG

Phone: 0044 (0)20 7485 9927

[email protected]

Painted Black

Vintage clothes and retro treasure.   London, N8 8JR

0044 (0)20 3417 6161


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Sunday Up Market

Based in the Old Truman Brewery.

Independent traders sell vintage and modern

fashion, accessories and jewellery

Sundays: 100am - 5pm.  London, E1 6QL

0044 (0)20 770 6028    [email protected]

Portobello Road Market

Open Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, 

but it's on Fridays that you'll find most

of the stalls at Portobello Green  selling

vintage clothing and textiles

from Victorian to late 20th Century.

At the southern end of Portobello Road

you'll find vintage hats,

bags and jewellery.

295 Portobello Road

Vintage clothing and accessories

for men and women.

London, W10

Fridays and Saturdays 8am - 5pm