Best Vintage Shops East London

Check out our ultimate guide of where to shop for the best vintage clothing in East London.
Gigi's Dressing Room
Gigi’s Dressing Room, Walthamstow


The biggest vintage store in London housed in a two-storey Victorian terrace. Over 20,000 sustainable and reworked pieces of expertly curated fashion.
55-59 Hanbury Street E1 5JP

Beyond Retro

More of a warehouse than a shop, clothing ranges from 90s sportswear all the way back to the 40s and 50s. A focus on sustainability means that they operate in a minus carbon footprint.
92-100 Stoke Newington Road N16 7XB

The Brick Lane Vintage Market

Bustling Friday to Sunday market for vintage clothing
from the 20s onwards.
The Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane E1 6QL

East End Thrift Store

This old East London warehouse is stacked with clothing and accessories. You’ll find anything and everything from party frocks and coats to jumpsuits and knits. The second floor houses designer brands.
4 Assembly Passage, Stepney Green E1 4UT

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Furuki Yo-Kimono Vintage

Named Furuki Yo as it means ‘good old things’ in Japanese. Owner, Sonoe Sugawara has been collecting vintage kimono for years. The store has become a source for kimono lovers and designers to some of the world’s leading fashion brands and film costume designers.
Pod15, The Factory, Shacklewell Lane E8 2DA

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Gigi’s Dressing Room

An award-winning vintage boutique in Walthamstow. With the owner’s carefully curated stock of clothes and accessories to buy or hire, for years, the boutique’s owner has been dressing the style-conscious women of Walthamstow, including the local cohort of actors and fashion editors for the red carpet at premieres and award ceremonies.
104A Wood Street E17 3HX

Go East Vintage

A popular vintage flea market with a curated collection of clothing and accessories, homeware and midcentury furniture. Expect a licensed bar and live music at many of the market’s events. Watch out for dates and venue.

Hackney Flea Market

A reputation as the go-to place to find an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a-kind, lost and found objects and treasures.

Here After

This shop offers a refined selection of high-quality vintage clothing that focuses on beautiful prints and fabrics. The owner travels the world for rare designer finds and pieces from the 70s and 90s.
151 Brick Lane E1 6SA

House of Vintage

True American vintage in a paired back, contemporary style. You’ll find vintage denim and workwear, classic wardrobe staples as well as rare and collectible vintage pieces.
4 Cheshire Street E2 6EH

Hunky Dory

This place is all about glamour, with a lot of its vintage collection being coats, blazers, faux-fur jackets and blouses.
226 Brick Lane E1 6SA


Known for stocking a unique, hand-picked selection of rare and vintage clothing. The store stocks styles of workwear, military, tailoring and knitwear for both women and men.
1 Cheshire Street E2 6ED

The Market Cartel

Just a two-minute walk away from Hackney Downs Station, this little store specialises in hand-selected vintage fashion and accessories. It also carries a range of vintage furniture, homeware and lighting to turn your home into a true time capsule.
12a Downs Court Parade, Amhurst Road E8 2AQ

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Mero Retro

A treasure trove of Fairtrade, vintage and handmade fashion and gifts. It’s particularly noteworthy for its collection of Asian-inspired garments that includes kimonos, printed tees, shirts and accessories.
2 Bradbury Street, Dalston
N16 8JN

Nordic Poetry

Housing pieces from the 70s all the way through to the 90s, for men and women, this is the place to go. And while you’re perusing, why not order an Old Fashioned from the bar, at the centre of the store.
141 Bethnal Green Road E2 7DG

One Scoop Store

A beautifully curated range of preloved pieces. The East London store was included in British Vogue’s list of The Best Vintage Shops in London in 2020. In October 2020, One Scoop Store joined forces with British powerhouse Selfridges, with a month-long pop-up space as part of the department store’s Project Earth campaign.
Pod 20, The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2DA

Oxfam Online

Oxfam has one of the best and biggest online vintage platforms out there. With hundreds of items added daily, the site boasts over 150,00 items priced between £2.99 and £700, ensuring you’ll experience that in-store charity shop feel of unearthing a true treasure.

Paper Dress Vintage

By day, this boutique is a treasure trove of vintage clothing and accessories from the 1900s to the 1980s – all hand sourced around the UK. With a knowledgeable staff on hand to find any garment you might need and an in-house tailor to take the fitment to perfection, this is a one-stop service. At night, watch as the store changes into a live music venue and events space.
352a Mare Street E8 1HR

Pelicans & Parrots

Described by Italian Vogue as ‘the coolest place in London’, specialising in Italian vintage ranging from Moschino 90’s dresses to silk shirts, along with contemporary furniture, curated houseware and gifts.
40 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston N16 7XJ



The owner is passionate about the ethical and ecological side of vintage. She will hunt down special items by request, including vintage wedding dresses.
61 Wilton Way E8 1BS


Designer and branded clothing. They house all the vintage clothing that you could dream of. All items are chosen with the style conscious and environmentally friendly vintage lovers in mind. Rokit also upcycle their own pieces.
101 Brick Lane E1 6SE

Search and Destroy

A cult vintage boutique with vintage stock handpicked worldwide. Expect to find rails of rock tees, leather jackets, boho get-ups and bold printed dresses.
3 Cheshire Street E2 6ED

Serotonin vintage

Serotonin Vintage

This Brick Lane store offers a real personal selection of some of the cutest vintage clothing – from designers to one of a kind vintages pieces.
194 Brick Lane E1 6SA

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Somewhere In Hackney

A wonderland of vintage clothes and furniture. Set under the arches in Hackney, it’s a the first stop for stylists and fashionistas alike.
389 Mentmore Terrace, The Arch E8 3PN

Vintage Basement

A quaint vintage that embodies style and sentiment through the retro trends in vintage clothing. The owners are passionate about finding exclusive one-off garments from around the world.
7 Cheshire Sreet E2 6ED

Wood Street Indoor Market

A unique historical market in Walthamstow with a community of collectors, antique dealers, vintage clothes stalls, and many other unique shops.
102 Wood Street  E17 3HX



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