There are plenty of great vintage and design shops in Shoreditch, one of London’s most creative and hippest neighbourhoods. Whether you’re a first time visitor or returning and eager to discover great new places with your tribe, the following stores should provide plenty to see during your next visit…
Of all the vintage stores in Shoreditch, Absolute Vintage is one not to be missed during your upcoming stay at the M by Montcalm. The store first opened in 2003, and has been welcoming eager crowds of vintage lovers ever since. Starting life as a vintage stall at some of London’s busiest markets, here you’ll find everything from 1950’s fashion to similarly vintage music tracks playing overhead, helping to bring the shopping experience to life in a way which is sure to impress even the most discerning vintage fan.
Hunky Dory Vintage
Brick Lane is a haven for vintage fans, and Hunky Dory Vintage has much to recommend it, with carefully curated pieces in a great location where you’ll easily be able to find parking in Shoreditch before continuing your shopping excursion. There is a real individuality to the items on display, and a friendly atmosphere helps elevate the shopping experience even further. If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind finds, then be sure to take a look.
Situated within the legendary streets of Brick Lane, Rokit Vintage is another of the best stores for vintage lovers at the M by Montcalm. Part of the appeal of this particular venue is its emphasis on ‘recycling’ and reworking old pieces into new items, providing an accessible gateway to vintage fashion for the uninitiated.
Now an international label, Beyond Retro started life as something considerably less global, situated in a then-unused London dairy. Decades on, the brand has grown into something to be reckoned with, mixing different styles and eras to great effect. No matter what you’re looking for, this might just be the place to find it – and with enviable price tags accompanying key design pieces, this is a great shop to try regardless of your budget.
This Shoreditch mainstay provides unique jewellery and has been operating from two trendy London boutiques ever since 1999, and you’ll find their stores in both Soho and Brick Lane. The designs have been featured everywhere you can imagine, from London Fashion Week to major design publications. Ranges created by the brand have also been included in art galleries and the V&A, demonstrating their superior quality and the brand’s growing influence. If you feel like checking out a major home-grown label while visiting the area, this is a fantastic place to start.
For a genuine take on vintage, head to Blitz – one of the foremost stores of its kind in the city and a real standout for cool Shoreditch shoppers in the know. Whatever decade you’re intrigued by, the knowledgeable staff will be happy to point you in the right direction – and with rail upon rail of great fashion on offer, there’s always something new to discover.