Monday, 27 January 2014

Fancy a New Wardrobe?

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

Fancy a new wardrobe?

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
09:00 – 18:00 Monday To Wednesday
09:00 – 13:00 Thursday
09:00 – 19:00 Friday and saturday.
The 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!
Price Range: 3/5

 Obviously 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!
 You can find Beyond Retro here:
North Laines
42 Vine Street,
Phone - 012 7367 1937
East London
110-112 Cheshire St
E2 6EJ
Phone - 020 7613 3636
East London
92 -100 Stoke Newington Road
N16 7XB
Phone - 020 7923 2277

Central London
58-59 Great Marlborough St
W1F 7JY,
Phone - 020 7434 1406

Price range: 2/5

Ever gone Kg shopping?
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! Register for their news letter to see when they will be in your town next!

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