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Top five vintage picks in south-east London
FEELING the pinch and fancying a change in style? Adaeze Ndakoji rates some of the top shops in south east London and Kent.
A firm favourite for stylists and costume designers, 360 Degrees Vintage, founded 15 years ago in Greenwich by Lynn Burgess said: “We stock vintage items including clothes, books and furniture from the 1900 to the 1980’s at a reasonable price.” This shop is most famous for supplying 11 gowns which were pieced together to create Livia Firth’s 2011 Oscar dress which she wore alongside her husband actor Colin Firth. Find the store in Greenwich Market or call 07904 709759
Another popular Greenwich pick is The Beehive which specialises in women’s and men’s clothes from the 1940’s to the 1990’s. Sales assistant Laurence O’Toole said: “The store’s location next to Greenwich University ensures it is stocked up with vintage garments that are always on trend”. Look out for labels like Freddie’s of Pinewood and Love Your Look, and the range of authentic vintage record players. Find store in Creek Road, call 020 88581964 or visit retrobatesvintage.com
Deptford’s imaginatively-titled Rag ‘n’ Bone boasts a range of vintage ball gowns, bridal and evening wear as well as a host of designer labels like Prada and Gucci. It which offers elegant and stylish pieces from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Find the store in Deptford High St, call 020 8691 4463 or visit chriscareyscollections.co.uk/vintage-and-wardrobe
Crazy Man Crazy is a men’s wear only vintage shop in Crystal Palace. Specialising in 1940’s and 1950’s American style clothing with an emphasis on rockabilly flair; expect to find Levi’s jeans, gingham and denim shirts and genuine leather jackets stocked here. Find store in Church Road, call 020 8653 6548 or visit crazymancrazylondon.co.uk
Paraphernalia Dress Agency is a quirky vintage boutique on Brockley road sellling vintage designer clothes and accessories dating back to the 1950’s. You could also bag yourself a catwalk samples or a bespoke hat made by the local milliner. Find the store in Brockley Rd, call 020 8692 3545 or visit paraphernalia-online.co.uk
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