Vintage no longer is a trend, but a fashion necessity and knowing how to find genuine vintage is a true skill. Some of the places we propose you to go shopping are well known vintage shops, others are new. The list is a mix of the absolute best ones, references we follow and take inspiration from for our own vintage.
- William Vintage
William Vintage specialises in couture vintage. It has a beautiful hand picked selection of designer couture gowns from all the decades of the 20th century. It’s physical shops is based in Marylebone but they also sell online and on Farfetch. Although the products are pricey, they are one of a kind hard to find, almost ‘museum’ worthy pieces.
2. Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro is a London vintage institution. With five shops around London, Beyond Retro also sells online and wholesale to other retailers. It’s a good place to find affordable vintage from all categories and decades.
3. Rokit Vintage
Rockit Vintage is a very well organised store where you can find vintage in all kinds of categories. Discovery is easy, so if you already have an idea in mind for what you like to buy Rokit is the place to go. They have a large menswear selection also which is not very common for vintage stores.
4. ATIKA London
If you are looking for a vintage style that is following today’s trends, Atika London is your shop. The vintage is preselected and in perfect condition, almost to the point that it looks new. The vibe is casual so it’s also a great place to shop for vintage basics.
5. Found and Vision
Found and Vision feels like Alice in Wonderland. Every time you go you end up with a surprise. Each piece is unique and different, making it the perfect vintage shop to hunt for statement pieces.
- New York Vintage Inc
If you are connaisseur of Fashion History New York Vintage is the shop where you will most likely find pieces from 80s and 90s catwalks. The store has a great track record of historical celebrity appearances and sources pieces worn by them or pieces that are extremely similar.
2. Metropolis Vintage
If you love vintage T-Shirts this is your place. Metropolis vintage has a huge selection of Vintage rock, pop, art, sport and commercial T-Shirts- all originals. It takes tremendous work to source these so if you are visiting New York is well worth checking this store out.
This vintage shop has the look of Dover Street Market or Opening Ceremony. Each piece is sourced to fit street style friend. The store has a great mix of designer and non-designer vintage and it’s very pretty and minimal- very unlike a typical vintage store.
4. Awoke Vintage Brooklyn
If you love spending time in Brooklyn, Awoke Vintage Brooklyn is the shop to go. The products are color coded and carefully selected. There is a little bit of everything and all the products are high quality and in immaculate condition.
5. Friends NYC
A collection of cool accessories, beauty products and homeware with vintage, Friends NYC is a beautiful concept turned vintage store. It’s great because apart from nice vintage you can also buy cool gifts and non-vintage things, or vintage inspired products.