Acquiring the perfect 90s look these days is easier than raiding any of your family member’s closet, now you can actually shop the style that you desire and there’s no better place in London to start than in Shoreditch.
This fashion store (formerly known as Blitz) has been curated to feature items from the late 70s till early 00’s. Most of the clothes in this shop are from high-end labels like Burberry and Armani but you can also find sports brands like Nike, Adidas, and Reebok. There is also an opportunity to support new fashion designers, as they also feature up and coming brands from the UK. It’s a great place to start your love for retro styles.
Average price: £20 - £80
What started as a small business in Portobello Market on Saturdays, turned into one of the greatest retro clothing stores in London. Currently residing in Shoreditch, the store is popular for its accessories and vintage stock that comes from all over the world. Expect to find unique retro designer shoes, bags, shirts, skirts, dresses and more.
Average price: £25 - £90
Don’t be fooled by the size of this store, the items that they carry are one of the best in all of the vintage shops. Their styles range from several different decades so it’s a good place to find which fashion period you’d like to recreate. Take your time inside this shop, you can actually find many unique items that you might not expect!
Average price: £20 - £60
Other locations: Brixton (South London)
This shop didn’t start in London, however, it’s quickly becoming every Londoner’s favourite vintage shop! This shop actually has its roots in Canada (although they have been selling retro items in the UK for 10 years in Shoreditch & Hackney). Here you can find styles from the 20s through the 70s though they carry more clothes from the 50s and 60s.
Average price: £30 - £90
Other locations: Hackney (East London)
Out of the three stores Rokit has in London, the one in Shoreditch is the best one to visit. This is mainly due to the items they carry here; you can find many retro treasures and styles from the 50s to the 90s. Rokit has carefully curated the items they hold and they even feature unusable garments that have been transformed by their team and made usable again.
Average price: £15 - £70
Other locations: Camden (North London) & Covent Garden (Central)
Beyond Retro launched in 2002 and has its flagship store on Cheshire Street (just off of Brick Lane). The store has two open-plan rooms containing various different items. There is a whole wall dedicated to just dressed and a section for the denim obsessed - perfect for those wanting a pair of vintage jeans.
Average price: £20 - £40
Other locations: Soho (Central London) & Dalston (East)