Before we get to the fun part lets remind each other that sometimes we might get overwhelmed with all the bargains around us and end up buying more things than intended and some of them might never even leave your closet (yes, we are guilty). Rule number one if you're buying "new clothes" even if it's vintage - always invest only in the pieces that you absolutely love and will wear the heck out of, no matter how slow or fast they are.
One of the many amazing things that London has to offer is its vintage selection. If you go to the right places and look around you won't leave empty-handed. But we know to find the right shop in such a big city can be a bit overwhelming so we put together our few favourites where you can always be sure to find some luxury designer's gems. No matter what part of London you are in, we got you covered.
Let's start in the West, Nothing Hill. The go-to for all the vintage lovers. The Portobello market might be the most famous one in London and a must go to when visiting even if you just want to stroll around. While you are there don't forget to have a peak in some of these vintage stores.
Found and Vision
318 Portobello Rd
This one might be one of our favourites. They are funky, they are colourful, and the store has this amazing vibe. You could spend hours in there. Their collection is impressive, and you never know what you are about to find this time. Chanel, Celine...Dior?
One of a Kind
259 Portobello Rd
Why save the best for last, we might as well just give you the address to heaven. A place that is known to many as "Aladdin's Cave" is packed with fashion history. You can book an appointment to browse through their private archive. This is the highest end of the vintage stores it actually feels more like a museum of fashion, you can find things that you only dreamed of, gowns made by legends like John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen and many more. It is also fair to say that prices respond to it. But on the other hand, it is Christmas time and you work hard all year so why not?
282 Portobello Rd
Looking for a Burberry trench? Or Barbour jacket? We got you! A quality vintage store that is mainly focusing on classic English elegance. Leather, ballgowns, and quality footwear. Lovers of the oversized blazers and suits will be in heaven plus you can also find lots of traditional tweed pieces and isn't that a must when in England?
Now that we have West London covered (or at least a few go-to's) we still recommend to just walk around and enjoy the market; you never know what treasure you could find! Let's bounce to central. Again, there is a large amount of different stores but these should be your go-to's when you're downtown.