Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Voyage for Vintage: Shoreditch

The area around Shoreditch was district of ill repute during Victorian times, known for poverty, prostitution, homelessness and crime, with even Jack the Ripper choosing to kill his victims here. But the face of this fashionable area in east London has changed. It’s now one of the most happening neighbourhoods of the city.

Shoreditch is filled with cool kids and creative Londoners. The urban hipness of the neighbourhood can be felt right away. Factory buildings have been rebuilt into expensive loft apartments, walls are splattered with graffiti. You can see cosy vintage cafes on every corner: exposed brick, mismatched furniture, candles in jam jars; you get the idea. Shoreditch became a centre of nightlife, fashion and all things cool. 

But there is more to the wild wild east than Instagram-worthy urban art and hip coffee places. As any fashionista will tell you, Shoreditch is the best place for your vintage voyage. Take a walk through the Brick Lane and you’ll find loads of vintage stores offering hand picked vintage clothing. Among my favourites are Blitz, Rokit Vintage, Beyond Retro and Paper Dress Vintage. It’s also worth to visit the infamous Vintage Market to dig for the rarest fashion pieces, it’s open every Sunday, from 9am to 5pm approximately. 

Oh, London you are missed.


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