London’s vintage shops are stocked with stylish pieces to suit any look. The capital is a treasure trove of fashion outlets, from the most premium of designer boutiques to a wealth of charity shops.
For haute couture, look no further than Marylebone’s William Vintage. William Banks-Blaney, the owner of William Vintage, has cultivated a loyal following from the likes of celebs like the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Victoria Beckham, Amal Clooney, Rihanna, Tilda Swinton and many others, for the store’s inventory of pristine, high-quality couture pieces. The store offers pieces from some of fashion’s top houses, from Balenciaga to Dior, and items that span from the 1920’s to today. Soon, those who live outside of London will get a chance to purchase their very own vintage couture pieces. William Vintage is set to open their online store, which will offer every single piece in the store.
Opened in December 1999, Rellik is a unique and independently owned vintage boutique which carries all types of unique and one-of-a-kind women’s clothing and accessories. Ranging in style and content from the 1930’s to pieces from the present day, shoppers will find clothing from designers like Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood, Alaia, Bill Gibb, Pierre Cardin and many others.
Shoppers will find all types of incredible finds in this shop on the popular Portobello Road in Notting Hill. The shop buys and sells genuine gems from around the 1940’s to present day. This isn’t your typical vintage store, either. You will only find clothes in great quality here. In fact, the store offers many unique and notable clothes that you can’t just walk in off the street. After you’ve been buzzed in, you’ll be in the company of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Victoria Beckham, and others, who frequent this shop to wade through fabulous finds from Dior, Chanel, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney.
One of the coolest vintage stores you need to know about is in the heart of Shoreditch. East London’s Serotonin Vintage’s Shop is known to have a myriad of designer goods to shop from. As a mecca for vintage shoppers, siblings Elliot and Rachael Cook have run the store since 2016, selling everything from 90’s Versace pieces to Burberry cords, Dior monogram jumpers and more from Chanel, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana.
The small store in East London prides itself on collecting and selling high end fashion brands for both mens and womenswear, and specializes in curated designer clothing, shoes and accessories. At Storm In A Teacup, all items are sourced directly from fashion collectors and those who have an enthusiasm for the world of clothes. So, only the best make the cut at this vintage store. While the clothes come and go, shoppers will find great pieces from designers including Marc Jacobs, Comme Des Garcons, Junya Watanabe, Acne Studios, APC, Lanvin, Prada, Vivienne Westwood and others. The store also sells online too.