WHERE TO GO VINTAGE SHOPPING IN LONDON

Posted by: Sarah Spenser on January 19, 2017

Filed under: Staff Recommendations


When vintage shopping in London, Revival Retro should always be on your list. Winner of 2 Time Out awards, we are one of the best loved independent clothes stores in central London

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In the face of rising rents and many other stores choosing to be online only to reduce their costs, we are a REAL shop, with bricks and mortar and real staff in central London! We're found in Fitzrovia, between Tottenham Court Road tube and Goodge Street tube. (Please see the map at the bottom.)

Shopping online is all well and good, but independent shops like ours help keep the high street interesting. Not everyone wants to wear modern fashions, but finding quality vintage fashions can be difficult online. Vintage shopping in London is tough because many of our peers just can't afford the rents any more. Also, as the phrase 'vintage clothing' is seemingly everywhere now, it can be much harder to find what you're looking for as it isn't always clear whether it's actually vintage!

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Revival Retro doesn't carry what is called 'true vintage clothing', because we understand how heartbreaking it is to find, say, a beautiful vintage evening dress, only to have it fall apart on the first wear. It also means we can have beautiful vintage styles in different sizes... Plus size vintage clothing for the modern woman? Yes please!

Lots of our customers, like us, prefer to see something in person before buying. You can get a feel of the fabric, see how something fits. You also get the benefit of our customer service and styling advice, which comes for free. We will not let you buy something that doesn't suit you- that' not what we're about.

We often run events in store, making new friendships! Click HERE for more.

We think that having a bit of human contact before you make a purchase makes it a nicer experience. (Although our website is always available to those 3am shoppers! I see you!) Just have a look at some of our reviews. (Pick somewhere! Time Out, Google, our Facebook page...) We take customer service very seriously. We're not in your face, just present and interested in you, how you found us, how your week is going, and how we can help you.

Whether you're looking for 1940s clothing, a vintage bridesmaid dress, pin up style accessories, a 1920s flapper dress, or you just want more retro style dresses in your life! We will have something for you that fits and flatters your figure. Because ultimately, your clothing has to do more than just sit on your body.

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For those of you that aren't able to treat yourself in person, we still want to offer you excellent service. We encourage email us to ask about sizing first if it's your first time buying with us. We keep a note of what you buy so in the future we can give you personalised advice and recommendations. When your time comes to do some vintage shopping in London, we expect to be top of your list!

 

 


Posted by

Sarah Spenser

Our London store manager and general knowledgeable person, Sarah has lots of opinions on lots of things! She's known by our customers for her straight no-nonsense talk and keen eye for an excellently put together outfit. She hosts most of the Top-to-Toe appointments and runs the London team Instagram. (@RevivalRetro_TeamLondon)