London Vintage Shops

Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by maisie, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

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    Does anyone know of vintage shops in or around London, i know of a few, like Radio Days near Waterloo, but would also like to know how to get to Blackout 2, i think it is called??
    Any help will be great, maybe a list of shops would be good for other people for future use as well!:D
     
  2. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    A "vintage" shop just opened up right next to where I work, on Great Marlborough Street, which is parallel to Oxford Street. I say "vintage" because the very vast majority of the stuff in there seems to be the kind of retro charity shop stuff that fashion students wear, lots of elasticated waisted dresses, bright knitwear etc. But I did find a lovely 50s beaded cardigan, and some skirts that could be 40s, so if you're in the area it's probably worth checking out. It's called "Beyond Retro" and there's apparently a vast one in Brick Lane too.
     
  3. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    Hope the ladies don't mind me dropping in - Maisie, there was a thread a few weeks ago about vintage shopping in London, and this was my contribution:

    Blackout 2 is along Endell Street - turn left out of the exit from Covent Garden tube then right into Long Acre. At the mini roundabout turn left into Endell Street and it's on the left, about 200 yards along the street, after the fish and chip shop.
     
  4. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    Fleur - my daughter loves Beyond Retro off Brick Lane - I didn't realise there was one in the West End. We'll be up there on Wednesday so I'll make sure we wander that way and I'll surprise her. In fact we were in that area on Saturday evening, having been to Portobello Road that afternoon, which is another place she loves. Fortunately she has inherited her parents' love for vintage clothes <...wipes away a tear of pride...>
     
  5. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    So funny, I had a dream last night that I went into the new Beyond Retro and found all sorts of good stuff! I daren't go in today though, with a week until payday! It will be a nice surprise for your daughter! It was a nice surprise for me too, when it opened last week. I hope that with regular visits it'll turn up more good finds!

    It's just on the corner of Poland Street and Great Marlborough. I must go visit the big one now! :D
     
  6. Salv

    Salv One Too Many

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    Thanks, I know where you mean - we sometimes go to Bodean's, the barbecue restaurant, in Poland Street.
     
  7. Fleur De Guerre

    Fleur De Guerre Call Me a Cab

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    My office in directly opposite Bodeans. In the summer we are taunted by the barbequey smells drifting in! And I say that even as a vegetarian!
     

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