Don’t let Christmas shopping squeeze the fun out of the festive season. When our Shopping team recently compiled a list of the 100 best shops in London they quizzed experts from designers and fashion editors to bloggers and artists on the capital’s retail hotspots. For a little retro inspiration take a look at the shops chosen by Angel Adoree, entrepreneur and author of ‘The Vintage Tea Party Book’, and find out where to buy the perfect gift for the vintage fashionista.
Beyond Retro 112 Cheshire Street, E2 6EJ
‘Great products and it has managed to retain an amazing price point on all items. With a good rummage you still find many a bargain.’
Blitz 55-59 Hanbury Street, E1 5JP
‘This is my new favourite shop simply for looking around – and the shoes. The first time I went in there I bought six pairs!’
Virginia 95 Portland Road, W11 4LQ
‘For a special vintage treat combined with the feeling of going to a museum, this gets the prize for being a visual orgasm!’
Vintage Heaven Columbia Road, E2 7QB
‘I love going in this store because I have to ask Margaret, the fabulous owner, to explain what are so many of the random things there. Margaret is such a character and it’s worth a visit just for the feelgood factor it gives you.’
Ottolenghi 287 Upper Street, N1 2TZ
‘There are not many cakes displays in London that inspire me, but Yotam is the man.’
For more inspiration, see Time Out’s round up of the 100 best shops in London.