If you're looking for a new piece for your wardrobe that's really special - something that you're not going to see a million other people wearing, then vintage is the way to go.
Searching for that perfect vintage piece can be hard-work, a lot of the time it can feel like finding a gem amongst a mountain of stained 80s t-shirts is literally like finding a needle in a haystack. But finding great vintage can be made a whole lot easier if you know where to shop.
Conquer half the battle and shop at the places where all the fashion editors buy their vintage – wonderfully curated, finding that one-off piece has never been so easy!
Modes & More
Tucked away on a quaint street in Pimlico, Modes & More has one of the best selections of designer vintage in London. From 50s Dior to 80s Celine, there's three floors of carefully curated clothes to browse through – so you're guaranteed to come away with something amazing. Two tube stops away from Oxford Circus, this is somewhere you should definitely pay a visit next time you go shopping in central London.
44 Moreton Street, SW1V 2PB www.modesandmore.com
W.Armstrong & Sons
Armstrongs vintage in Edinburgh old town is a hidden gem for vintage dating back as far as the Victorian times. With friendly, knowledgable staff this is one of the best places in Scotland to shop vintage.
83 The Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ
Blue Rinse is a vintage store that also specialises in the up-cycling of old clothing. Get your hands on old band tshirts and 60s shift dresses or re-worked mens shirts that can now be worn as a dress and Levis mom jeans cut into mini-skirts.
9-11 Call Lane, Leeds, LS1 7DH | 21-23 Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JG
Tin Tin Collectables - Alfie's Antique Hall
Not only a top destination for fashion editors, Tin Tin Collectables also supplies clothing to film designers and museums worldwide. Not only is it a great store for finding some amazing one-off clothing but located within Alfie's Antique Hall, there's plenty of other stalls to explore selling a wide range of antique collectables including artwork and furniture.
Alfie's Antique Hall, Ground Floor G38-42, 18-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8DT
A favourite of the ELLE fashion director's when in need of a dress for an event – William Vintage is the by-appointment destination for designer gowns. Stockist of vintage Valentino, Givenchy and Balenciaga.
2 Marylebone Street, London, W1G 8JQ
Found and Vision
With a pack of celebrity fans including FKA Twigs, Goldbourne Road is a great destination for vintage shopping and we particularly love Found and Vision. A wide selection of iconic vintage Gaultier and Westwood pieces, this is your place to find the coolest pieces.
104 Golborne Road, W10 5PS