London is well known for its fashion, and whether this is the cutting edge of designer or hand me downs through generations, there’s always something new to find in the area. Wherever you are visiting from and whatever your style, you needn’t hit the expensive boutiques of Chelsea if your holiday allowance can’t handle it. In fact some of the best fashion is created from scraps, and some of the biggest fashionistas in London only shop secondhand. Below you can find some of the best second hand shops in the city for bargains, as well as the markets to mark down. Whether you’re staying in the Park Grand London Hotel and dressing up for a night out or leaving the Park Grand London Hyde Park for a casual day in the city, these are the best fashion hot spots in town for a fraction of the designer prices.
Based in West London, this is the prime shopping location for guests at the Park Grand London Kensington who are looking for a great value fashion sale. Portobello Market is often thought of as merely an antiques market, but the Portobello Green vintage fashion market brings some of the best in handbags, jewelry and vintage designer brands.
There are plenty of stalls, shops and and indoor labyrinths packet to the rafters with vintage fashion. Brick Lane in Shoreditch is one of the go to areas of London for the young trendy, so it makes sense that it is also one of the best streets in the city for vintage cut price fashion.
With many independent boutiques already lining the streets of London Fields, the Saturday market sees food, fashion and jewelry grace the canalside East London Streets. With plenty of pubs and eateries, Broadway in London Fields proves the perfect weekend market visit.
Archway Charity Shops
Highgate and Archway are affluent North London neighbourhoods, and their charity shops prove just that. It’s incredibly surprising how much you can find stashed away in the aisles of a Cancer Research UK branch, or on the coat hangers in the Highgate Oxfam. With many designer brands being sold for a tuppence, North London is the place to explore.
Dalston and Stoke Newington
Dalston and Stoke Newington are adjoining east London districts which promise a wide range of independent fashion boutiques, alongside charity shops and market days, all promising some of the best in vintage fashion. Check out the Hackney Flea Markets which take place every month in EartH in Dalston.
One of the most famous market spaces in the city, Camden MArket is full to the brim with market stalls selling everything from arts and crafts to leather bikers jackets. Whether its Army Surplus or Moroccan leather you’re after, Camden Market is one of the best spaces in the city to explore, not just for fashion, but for the bustling vibe and real canalside market feel.
Paper Dress Vintage
This Hackney gem of a vintage shop is based on the corner of Mare Street, tripling up as a cafe, abr and music venue as well. With plenty of wares to choose from, keep up to date with their late night showings, which promise some of the best new music in the city.