The straightforward idea behind the EETS is to provide good value vintage – which is becoming a bit of rarity in the capital. The owners come from the Topman stable, and have a good feel for current trends. You’ll find lots of vintage denim shirts for £15 and jackets for £25, as well as leather skirts and cheap £10 party frocks. To bring you prices this cheap, money has been saved on decor – by which we mean to say, there isn’t any. But while the converted old Stepney warehouse isn’t pretty, it is functional. The first floor now sells more expensive product and the odd designer piece. Join the mailing list to hear about frequent sales and super cheap jumble events, including the ever-popular Thriftstock sales - which have proved so popular, in fact, that EETS have made the 'fill-a-bag for a tenner' shopping concept a permanent fixture.
|Venue name:||East End Thrift Store|
Unit 1A Watermans Building
|Cross street:||Assembly Passage|
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-6pm Mon-Wed, Sun; 11am-7pm Thur-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Stepney Green tube|
|Do you own this business?|
If you're looking for an old flannel shirt, this is the place for you! Other wise it's totally overrated especially if you're a man. It's relatively cheap but it could easily take you an hour and a half to find anything decent. Everything worth buying is in the other section where you don't pay per bag and then it's suddenly quite expensive. Still, you might find a gem and you could buy it for next to nothing. (I didn't but I suppose it's possible.) It's also quite difficult to find so by the time you get there it's just a bit of a let down. Definitely not the best thrift store in London like so many claim it is.
For only the brave. Brave at getting over yourself and have fun. Doesn't this remind you a song by Macklemore?
This is the real meaning of a thrift store, you've gotta really look through but there are piles and piles and you'll always find something!
A really adorable thrift shop with some of the best vintage wear I've ever seen, it's everything I could want in a clothes shop!
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