Now with sustainability in our minds from now on, it is only fair to raise a glass for the vintage shops out there that we may not have even noticed as we walked down the streets. These owners and shoppers were the, dare I say it, the genuine founders of sustainability. So let’s swallow our pride and actually embrace the 60s look or whatever vintage pieces you can find. Yes it may smell of your grandparents house, but isn’t that the joy of finding something that has so much history?
However there is something slightly awkward about buying vintage pieces as I am quite uncomfortable with buying used shoes that people have worn and rubbed their feet on (with or without socks) and same goes with shirts and dresses, do you really want to wear items that people have partied and perspired on? Weirdly I am still convinced that buying vintage outfits is still pretty cool and sustainable and let’s face it, the future of fashion. Here you will find a list of some of the vintage shops:
VINTAGE TO VOGUE: BATH
From one room to another, this wonderful shop is tucked away so only the real shoppers can shop there. With items still in their packaging and protected, it is truly the shop that covers all types of fashion eras.
Quite famous for the Bristol students where it displays a much more upbeat, denim, 90s, punk vibe. With items that are vintage or recycled and even reworked as they call it.
ABSOLUTE VINTAGE: SPITALFIELDS, LONDON
A pretty famous old school vintage shop that is cluttered with all the vintage goodness. Obviously in a pretty cool location as well.
ARMSTRONGS VINTAGE: EDINBURGH
PAPER DRESS VINTAGE: LONDON
Well this one is pretty darn cool, with a vintage shop by day and a bar, live music venue by night. Now that is how you make something cool even cooler.