Five Best Places for Vintage Shopping in London that you need to visit. London is one of the largest cities in Europe and also the capital of England. The splendor and luxury of London make the city bustling with tourists from both inside and outside.
London got the title as one of the best cities in the world since long time ago. Travelers from various countries also recognize that London presents some of the best tourist attractions for all the visitors.
The public transportation system in London is also very well arranged so as to facilitate the access of tourists who want to travel anywhere. The vacation is not complete without shopping either for yourself or to be distributed to relatives and also close relatives.
In addition to Paris, London has become one of the cities with an attractive fashion mecca of the world. Although London has many places that offer luxury and branded goods, there is nothing wrong if we glance into the East London area that offers a number of vibrant items, electric and hip style.
If you also vintage-style stuff lovers (something that has its own characteristics, unique textures, and timeless models) it is a good idea to visit East London. East London offers a wide selection of items that thas lower price even compare to Indonesia. Let’s take a look at some of the vintage shopping places in London.
- The Vintage Market, Old Truman Brewery
The Vintage Market is a place that sells well-sorted vintage items. Over there we will find a leather jacket that has been added patches accents or sling bags made of denim or leather. There were even 1920s and vinyl clothes with limited stock.
The Vintage Market is located on Block F, Old Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL, United Kindom. This market is open Thursday – Sunday and opens from 11:00 to 18:00.
If Jakarta has Pasar Senen as a shopping place for used clothing and vintage goods. East London has Spitalfields but this one has more trendy collections and a meeting point for young designers with creative businesspeople who will adopt the style we want. In addition, Spitalfields is home to many independent boutiques such as Mercantile, Collectif Clothing and includes leading brands such as Barbour and Belstaff.
Old Spitalfields Market is part of Spitalfields that has been established for 3.5 centuries, this place sells many antique trinkets, vintage memorabilia, clothing, shoes, furniture, to street food. This place is almost similar to Chatuchak Weekend Market, in Bangkok, Thailand, except that the stuff at Old Spitalfields Market is concentrated more on vintage and antique stuff.
Spitalfields is located on Brushfield Street, E1 6EW. This market is open every day, except Tuesday is open only until 5 pm.
Boxpark is a place that sells fashion products (from shoes, clothes, to accessories), beauty products, home supplies and food. The unique of this place because the container neatly lined and arranged. Many people think that Boxpark is the first “pop up mall” in the world because it is made of the shipping container.
Boxpark is located at 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY or across Shoreditch High Street. Open on Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 19:00, Thursday 11:00 to 20:00, and Sunday 12:00 to 18:00.
Shoreditch is a slum area that has recently started to get organized and flourish. This development is driven by the presence of many shops selling various products such as clothing, shoes, and home appliances in vintage style with local and international brands. This Shoreditch area is not far from Boxpark and Shoreditch High Street.
- Brick Lane Market
If you need a variety of vintage items, you must meet some shops in Brick Lane Market, such as House of Vintage UK, Beyond Retro, and The Laden Showroom.
All the vintage items in this place are neatly arranged artistically, the location is also free of heat so we can stay for long. The last few years Brick Lane Market is a favorite area and is appropriate to look for fashion with vintage style. Open only Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm.
As we know Vintage is a term that describes the old things but still has its own meaning for storing a memory of the past. The five Best Places for vintage shopping in London can be as a reference place to visit for those of vintage goods lovers.