QMUL FASHION SOCIETY THRIFT STORE GUIDE INSIDE THIS GUIDE… THIS GUIDE LISTS THE BEST VINTAGE STORES AND CHARITY SHOPS IN EAST LONDON REFER BACK TO THIS GUIDE WHENEVER YOU FEEL LIKE SHOPPING OR NEED SOME NEW CLOTHES BY PURCHASING SECOND-HAND CLOTHING, YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CIRCULAR ECONOMY THRIFTING REMAINS THE BEST WAY TO SOURCE UNIQUE & INDIVIDUAL FASHION FOR CHEAP, WHILST STIRRING AWAY FROM THE WASTEFUL AND EXPLOTIVE NATURE OF FAST FASHION FIRST STOP… EAST END VINTAGE CLOTHING LOCATION: Arch 452, Off Robeson St, Ackroyd Dr, London E3 4JA This store offers men & women’s vintage clothing. There are many options of fur coats, adidas jackets, shirts and more. The store occasionally does a £1 sale! NEXT STOP… EAST END THRIFT STORE LOCATION: 4 Assembly Passage, Stepney Green, London E1 4UT Similar in name, but different in size. This store is a warehouse, full of bargain vintage and second-hand clothing and footwear. DON’T MISS THE HIDDEN GEMS OF WHITECHAPEL… ISLAMIC RELIEF LOCATION: 135-137 Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1DT SCT CHARITY SHOP LOCATION: 27 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1 1DU OUR JOURNEY CONTINUES TO BRICK LANE, YOU’LL FIND AN ARRAY OF VINTAGE STORES, SUCH AS… BRICK LANE VINTAGE STORE LOCATION: 85 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6QL, Truman Brewery, (Check online for opening hours) This is by far the biggest vintage store you will encounter in East London. It feels like an underground warehouse, filled with so many micro-stores selling different styles and pieces. Keep in mind: it’s likely you’ll spend a long time in here! On Brick Lane, there are plenty of vintage stores to keep you occupied. CONTINUE ALONG BRICK LANE… ROKIT VINTAGE LOCATION: 101 Brick Ln, London E1 6SE Although Rokit can be more expensive, they have the widest range of youthful and funky vintage clothing. They have two stores along this street, so be sure to check them out. You’re likely to find some designer gems, as well as their own sustainable branded items. HERE AFTER VINTAGE LOCATION: 151 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SB A funky vibe, filled with many options, many patterns, and many bright colours! Make sure to follow them on Instagram, @hereaftervintage, to keep updated with their new additions. MAKE YOUR WAY TO BETHNAL GREEN… BEYOND RETRO LOCATION: 110-112, Cheshire St, London E2 6EJ This is a former dairy factory housing vintage clothing for men's and women's 20th- century fashions. SCT CHARITY SHOP LOCATION: 385 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN CONTINUE This is a small shop with donated used clothing, books, toys, and homeware, with the occasional vintage gem. You’ll find YOUR WALK many SCT charity shops in East London. AROUND ALONG THE SAME ROAD, BETHNAL YOU’LL FIND AN OXFAM… GREEN… LOCATION: 397-399 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 0AN This Oxfam is one of the best charity shops in East London. They have a wide range of vintage gems. You can tell this store sorts through the best donations they receive. Every time I have visited, I have found something wonderful and special, so give it a few tries! TRAVEL TO ROMAN ROAD, THE NEXT STOP IS DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT… GINA’S CLOSET LONDON LOCATION: 371 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 5QR This fascinating second-hand store looks full of junk, it is almost hard to navigate your way through the mass amounts of stuff. However, after searching through, you’ll find many antique gems that are so unique. Outside, she has a rail full of clothing. This changes often, but if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find a vintage piece for a steal! She has clothing inside too. ALONG ROMAN ROAD, YOU’LL FIND ANOTHER… SCT CHARITY SHOP LOCATION: 589, 591 Roman Rd, Bow, London E3 2RW THRIFT STORE MAP 1. EAST END VINTAGE 12 CLOTHING 2. EAST END THRIFT 11 STORE 3. ISLAMIC RELIEF 4. SCT CHARITY SHOP 5. BRICK LANE 9 10 VINTAGE STORE 6. ROKIT VINTAGE 7 8 7. HERE AFTER VINTAGE 6 8. BEYOND RETRO 9. SCT CHARITY SHOP 5 2 10. OXFAM 1 3 11. GINA’S CLOSET LONDON 4 12. SCT CHARITY SHOP WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR SHOPPING EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORATION OF THESE THRIFT STORES & CHARITY SHOPS. REMEMBER: PLEASE SHARE WITH US, ON WHATSAPP OR INSTAGRAM, ANY PIECES YOU FIND… WE’D LOVE TO SEE WHAT YOU DISCOVER!