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There's no denying London’s status as a utopia for vintage nerds, but let's be honest: For every store crammed with gems, there are countless places peddling overpriced retro blah.
It’s tough keeping on top of the fickle beast that is this city's secondhand scene, but don't fret: we have (selflessly) pounded the streets and narrowed things down to 10 must-know treasure troves, from the stylists’ secret boutiques to real-deal, roll-up-your-sleeves thrift stores.
Whether you’re in the market for mid-century couture or ‘80s polyester, THIS is where you should be heading, come the weekend. We can pretty much guarantee you won't walk away empty-handed.
Your grandma might have a style sense that rivals Diana Vreeland's, but if she’s ever commented on how “boyish” your outfit looks when you were feeling particularly femenine (in your cropped sweater, A-line skirt, and patent oxfords, say) you should welcome her to 2014. These days, how much pink you have in your read
Halloween is ultimately what you make of it. Some spare no expense crafting the perfect couple's costume while others play the holiday on the cheap — embracing their thrifty side with drugstore buys and repurposed clothing that they already own. If you're in the former category, Charlotte Olympia's limited edition "Trick read