The fashion industry in London is one of the biggest and most vibrant in the world. The city is home to hundreds of famous high-end brands and boutique shops that attract millions of shoppers every year. All kinds of fashion events, festivals and shows take place in London throughout the year that show just how alive the city’s fashion scene is. The last few years have seen the world of fashion look backwards to the designs and styles of previous decades. Vintage clothing has become hugely popular, with leading designers and fashion experts promoting the jump back in time. If you want to get your hands on some of the best old-school clothing in London then take a look at our handy guide to the city’s best vintage shops.
Alfies Antique Market
With over 70 stalls and retailers, this vintage marketplace is a treasure trove of classic clothing. Spend hours browsing the rails of a collection of retailers specialising in 20th century vintage clothing. This bustling market draws in hundreds of people every day that are looking to get kitted out in the best clothes from the last few decades. This is the biggest vintage market in London and sells much more than just clothes. Whether you’re looking for antique furniture, jewellery or collectables you’ll find everything you need at this fantastic marketplace.
This vintage retailer has slowly become a big name on the fashion scene in London thanks to its outstanding collection of hand-picked clothing from a range of eras from the last century. The original Beyond Retro store is located on Brick Lane but there are also branches in Soho and Dalston, which means you’ll never be too far from your suite at the Park Grand Paddington. The breathtaking collection of dresses at this old-school retailer will have your eyes lighting up as you browse all sorts of styles and colours. Beyond Retro also has its own fashion label which specialises in revitalising vintage clothes that have seen better days.
House of Vintage
If you want to skip straight past the tracksuits and jumpers of the 80s and 90s and go back to an even earlier time of swing dresses and trilby hats then head over to the House of Vintage. Their collection of vintage clothing from the 40s, 50s and 60s is full of amazing one-off pieces that would make a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe. Head over to the boutique store near Brink Lane where you can experience the swinging 60s with some of their beautiful authentic garments. If you really want to go back then you might be able to find some rare items from the 20s.
Hornets Vintage Clothing
This is another great vintage shop where gentleman can fill their wardrobe with luxury clothes from eras gone by. If you have an event coming up then you’ll find a beautiful collection of high-end clothing that’s sure to turn some heads. This classic fashion retailer is located just next to Hyde Park, making it ideal for anyone staying at our hotels near Bayswater Tube Station. Whether you’re looking for a new suite or just some vintage cufflinks, Hornets will have what you need.