How To Find Second Hand Clothes In London

Photo by Becca McHaffie

Photo by Becca McHaffie

Second Hand September is a campaign encouraging people to avoid buying new clothing for the entire month.” The campaign is organised by Oxfam, who seek to raise awareness on the environmental cost of fashion.

London is an absolute haven for thrifting. There are markets, shops, and even events dedicated to second hand clothing. Join in on Second Hand September, check out these amazing stores, and never go back to fast fashion again!!

Beyond Retro

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London Locations: Brick Lane, Dalston, Soho.

(This is Judy from Vevolution’s favourite thrift store!)

Beyond Retro bring the very best in trend-led vintage fashion. They also make their own clothing from reclaimed materials. The blog on their website is full of how-to’s, fashion guides, and more.

House of Vintage

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London Locations: Shoreditch, Hackney.

(This is Rachel from Vevolution’s favourite thrift store!)

This shop started in Canada, and soon made its way to London in 2010. Their clothes date from 1920’s all the way through to the 1970’s, with particular emphasis on the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.

Rokit

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London Locations: Camden, Covent Garden, Brick Lane.

Over the past 3 decades, Rokit has recycled over a million tonnes of discarded clothing and accessories. They first started out with a stall in Camden Market, and now have multiple locations in London, an online store, and their Rokit Originals Range (made from reworked vintage clothes).

St. Cyr Vintage

London Location: Camden.

(Another one of Judy’s favourite stores!)

This shop started in 2009 as a small stall in Camden Market, and over the years they have diversified their range to offer incredible costume jewellery, menswear and sportswear. They are such a great spot for those looking for alternative fashion.

What Goes Around Comes Around

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London Location: Camden.

(This is Jenny from Vevolution’s favourite thrift store!)

This shop offers so many different and quirky items of clothing, e.g. lots of old army jackets, vintage sportswear, and more. It’s definitely the spot to check out if you like retro fashion from the US. 

TRAID

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London Locations: Brixton, Camden, Clapham, Dalston, Hammersmith, Harrow, Kilburn, Peckham, Shepherd’s Bush, Westbourne Grove, Wood Green. 

(This is Damien from Vevolution’s favourite thrift store!)

TRAID provide the UK public with a network of over 1,500 charity clothes banks, home collections and charity shops diverting around 3,000 tonnes of clothes from landfill and incineration every year. They deal with around 11,000 garments per week to reuse and resell.


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