Pimlico, a real destination for charity shops, is home to three Fara stores – including Retromania – and they’re close enough to do all of them in one sweep. This childrenswear shop offers an excellent selection of quality stock, which makes sense when you consider that children are likely to outgrow their wardrobes far quicker than they wear them out.
Each item here looks about as good as new, with trusted labels like John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, and Mini Boden spoiling thrifty mums for choice. From baby to eight years, there's plenty for both boys and girls as well as lots of toys, books, prams and a few decent cots. The small shop has a very friendly feel, and is popular with the local yummy mummys with an eye for a bargain.
There are also another ten Fara Kids stores in London including branches in Notting Hill and Fulham, and while the Pimlico store is our favourite, all are worth a look in for cash-strapped parents, as well as those with good childrenswear to off-load for a very good cause.