A guest blog on vintage shopping
Today we have a guest blog from one of our models - Louise - you can see her modelling portfolio over at
As you may know, London is filled with anything for everyone. But where
to start? When it comes to vintage/retro clothing Camden Town is the place to start! Obviously, many of you know Collectif is probably the most famous place in Camden
for retro clothing. If you don’t know what I am talking about then just take a
simple left outside of ‘Cyberdog’ and I might have just changed your life. Even
though it can become a bit boring with only Collectif stuff, there is so many
vintage places hidden in Camden, what I suggest is that you pop in to one of
those small stalls and I am sure you will find what you are looking for. Camden
is the tressure of hidden vintage stuff.
Price range: 3/5
Ever been a London tourist?
Head down to Portobello road where your eyes is going to glitter the
whole way down. The market that is on Portobello road is just AMAZE! You
actually get the feeling of the older England walking down the strip.
Market opening times
– 18:00 Monday To Wednesday
– 13:00 Thursday
– 19:00 Friday and saturday.
antiques and bric-a-brac stalls are open only on Saturdays and trading may
start a little earlier.
Though the rumour has it that
Saturday is the best day to go!
We have the famous ’ Beyond retro’, absolutely amazing store! Even if you don’t
have the money to buy anything it is worth a visit and their sale is really
something to go through I tell you that! They have a wide range of hand picked
pieces that you don’t want to miss out on. They have everything for both male
and females. Looking for something to wear on an 80’s fancy dress? Here’s your
store, go unique!
can find Beyond Retro here:
92 -100 Stoke Newington Road
58-59 Great Marlborough St
Last, but absolutely not least. The vintage tour bus, the vintage
queens, the vintage itself!!
So this is how it works, Judy’s vintage fair is a store on wheels ( you
could say ) and here you shop by kilo (?). So the deal is, when Judy’s vintage
fair is in your town, you go down to where ever they say they will be settled
at and you grab one of their body bags and start to throw in whatever you think
look nice. The cashiers then weigh your clothes in the bag and
for every kilo you have, it will cost you £15! When I went there the first time I was
a bit worried about how much this will come up to, but I got so much stuff from
1KG! You can also find jewlery for 50p. You will feel like a wild animal going
through the boxes in there with your big black body bag but the feeling you get
afterwards is undescribable. You can be here all day! Highly reccomend to come
as soon as they open!
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