The 100 best shops in London â top ten best shops
Count down the top ten best shops in London with Time Out
Edited by Dan Jones and Katie Dailey, with contributions from Tessa Griffith, Alfred Tong and Kate Worthington. Explore the individual top fives of every contributor.
110-112 Cheshire Street, London, E2 6EJ
One of London’s vintage big guns, Beyond Retro has been selling the capital second-hand fashion for nearly a decade now; starting off with its jumbo converted dairy on Cheshire Street before satellite branches spread across the capital. The model is simple – the brand buys thrift by the truckload, sifts through for the good bits for its London stores, and then sells the rest cheaply to the developing world. While no longer the absolute bargain it used to be, Beyond Retro still offers the thrill of an eccentric new buy for less than you’d pay on the high street, and its hipster packed new branch in Dalston features a huge selection of vintage clothes, as well as a stage for impromptu performances, a bustling café and seats made of old electric guitars – proving the principle of re-use runs right through to the shop fit.
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