Hoana Poland is a veteran vintage buyer and is quietly amassing a chain of excellent vintage stores across north-east London. Strut of Stoke Newington was her first, and it is still the best in the area. The large three-roomed premises sells a good variety of well-priced vintage with a mix of designer and no-name stock – we spotted a Marc by Marc Jacobs paisley dress for £60, as well as a statement chunky cardigan for £30. Changing rooms are far more civilised than most, and staff are happy to pop their head round the door to help you with suggestions and a bit of fashion banter. The store hosts buying days on Mondays, when you can sell your own seconds. Stroll (at number 111) is Poland’s psychedelically painted high street store selling recent wares from Reiss and Whistles rather than retro styles. There is also a new contemporary vintage store by Broadway Market (see East).
|Venue name:||Strut and Stroll|
182 Church Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10.30am-6pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Stoke Newington rail|
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