It’s difficult to walk into this east London institution and not be dazzled by the rainbow rails. With a decade under its belt, it’s easy to see what has made the franchise such a success: it caters for the festival teen, the trendy twenty-something and the shrewd, more mature, fashionista. For both men and women, this branch offers one of the widest selection of retro-wear in London, all under one roof. Ready for the summer shopper, the current stock includes Hawaiian shirts galore and its very own range of sleeveless cropped shirts in every shade and style under the sun.
London’s fashion scene is a big deal. You know this. But there’s more to it than catwalks, streetwear influencers and designer boutiques. Thrift stores play a vital part. Canny shoppers in the capital have long been leading the way for second-hand fashion, whether it’s getting new garbs at swap shops or rummaging through one of the city’s many car boot sales.
Shopping second-hand is a fantastic way to start living more sustainably. Not only are the clothes reasonably priced, they’re also (by dint of not being new) far more eco-friendly. The only catch is that it takes dedication and a keen eye to rummage through all of those rails. But don’t lose heart, we’ve saved you some time by rounding up the best thrift stores in London. The bargains are out there.
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