Cheap chic in London

We've pulled together our most fashionable features to give you an essential guide to cheap chic in the capital: the city's best charity shops, where to find vintage clothes and designer bargains plus top car boot and jumble sales

  • Cheap chic in London

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    • Photo for London's best new vintage shops  Cafe Vintage

      London's best new vintage shops

      Out with the old, in with the… old. Zena Alkayat rounds up the latest vintage stores to revivify the sartorial past. Discover where to shop for retro furniture, designer gems and vintage clothing from the '60s, '70s, '80s and beyond. Read more

  • London's best charity shops

    The reality of charity shops is often more disappointing than their trash-and-treasure hype. However, Time Out has rummaged and foraged to find the best charity shops in London for designer cast-offs and vintage bargains. Plus we hook up with 'Mary, Queen of Shops' Mary Portas to get her recommendations. Read more

  • London's best sample sales

    Finding some of the world's most desirable brands on the cheap requires time, determination and your own little black book of venues. Here's Time Out's pick of the best sample sales in London Read more

  • London's best markets

    Time Out presents our insider's guide to the best markets in London - including food at Borough, antiques at Portobello, vintage fashion at Camden and bric-a-brac at Broadway. Read more

  • London's best swap shops

    What's even better value than a jumble sale? Alchemise your old stuff into fashion gold at London's swap shops. This isn't about fusty old second-hand clothes, it's about boutique style exchanges. Here's Time Out's guide to the best of them. Read more