Some of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe are second hand–there’s no secret there. I like having unique things without spending a million dollars on designer duds. You can often find high-end items at thrift shops for cheap, which isn’t as great as free, but it is better than paying out the ass. I had heard that the Camden Market Vintage Shops are a good place to go, I decided to start there because I’ve been scouring the land looking for vintage and thrift shops in London. Camden Town seemed to be my best bet in my relative proximity for second-hand clothing.
I found Vintage Planet on Camden High Street, the clothes there were really sharp and well-cared for in comparison to typical dingy-smelling shops. It was just a mess of people on Saturday, I couldn’t deal with getting to all the racks of clothes, I bought a cute black silk top and a nice little jumper at decent prices. I didn’t really take too much notice of prices, since I couldn’t find them, but I’d say everything was fairly priced, seeing as how a lot of stuff around Camden can be a little…inflated.
Besides the random stalls of vintage scattered throughout the arches at the stables, you can find Modern Vintage off Chalk Farm Road which has a lot of the more kitschy clothes and housewares. I didn’t find anything here, but it’s worth a look, especially if you’re into the retro 50’s Suzy Homemaker-kind of thing.