ECOLOOKBOOK picks the top places to buy thrift, vintage, charity, second hand, preloved fashion in London
They say the most sustainable item of clothing is the one already in your closet. Well, how about stylish, vintage, preloved, second hand clothing that has had a taste of life and wants to see much more? We want the best for the planet and we also want the best for our wallet.
At ECOLOOKBOOK we love to browse cool and original thrift shops and check out the latest in the local charity store. We sometimes discover vintage gems and designer labels and we buy second hand wardrobe staples as often as possible. We are also known to boast about our edgy charity shop finds to our friends!
Second hand September might be coming to an end but you can still give clothes a longer life by keeping them from landfill. Why not shop our pick of London and UK online and in-store preloved, vintage and second hand fashion shops the next time you are looking for something special to wear?
Spitalfields | Used, vintage and reworked fashion and lifestyle in two-storey Victorian warehouse. Claims to house ‘Over 20,000 pieces of sustainable vintage and reworked fashion expertly curated’. Well worth a browse! Shop online and in-store
Brick Lane, Dalston, Soho | Handpicked, on-trend vintage and used clothing. Vintage style and fashion from around the globe from the 60s to the 90s. Shop online and in-store at shops across the UK and Sweden
CHANGE OF HEART
Crouch End | Vintage and cherished, new and used luxury brands. There are to found treasures within. ‘A Beautiful Dress Agency’, if you have had a ‘Change of Heart’ they can also sell your pre-loved and new clothes, shoes and accessories on your behalf. In-store only.
App. Global online marketplace. Buy, sell, discover vintage and preloved fashion online. Inspire. Be inspired.
Brick Lane, Camden, Covent Garden | Pre-worn vintage, designer, branded, retro clothing. Stocks the largest collection of pre-worn vintage and designer clothing in the UK. Shop online and in-store
ROYAL TRINITY HOSPICE
London charity shops stocking second hand and preloved fashion. Many thrifting and vintage gems to be found. Stores across London and available online on eBay, Amazon and Gumtree
SIGN OF THE TIMES
THE STELLAR BOUTIQUE
Vintage, original, authentic, and a little bit quirky. For bohemian babes, eco-fashionistas and eco-junkies everywhere. Shop online
WE ARE COW
Birmingham | Second hand retailer focused on sustainability. Sells vintage pieces and makes garments from salvaged materials. Shop in-store and online
Marylebone | Amazing selection of vintage and one-of-a-kind haute couture. Global reputation. Shop in-store only