The Top Five Vintage Stores in the UK

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UpStaged Vintagewww.upstagedleeds.co.uk – Originally founded in Leeds City Center, it has now has moved online to their website, eBay and Etsy with an array of vintage items from vintage homeware and women’s and men’s clothing. UpStaged Vintage are well known for being stockists of vintage items from the era of the forties and fifties with glamorous tea dresses and an eclectic twist of styling them with Dr Marten shoes.  A great and quirky business for all your vintage needs.

Rose & Co. – www.rose-apothecary.co.uk – Situated up in the moors of the Brontë Country, Haworth, Rose & Co. allows you to step back in time to magical apothecary of soaps and bath powders as well as Ladies vintage wear.  It feels exceptionally homely with the olde worlde aromas of the soaps and the layout of the shop is exceptional, you really feel as if you are in another world. Quite an eccentric little shop and really inviting – a must see.

Beyond Retrowww.beyondretro.com/en/ – Founded in the United Kingdom, the first Beyond Retro store was opened in a disused dairy on Brick Lane, London in 2002.  It now has stores across the UK and Sweden.  Now online, as well as around the globe, Beyond Retro supply a selection of women and men’s wear for all occasions, whatever your style. Celebrities including Kate Nash, Paloma Faith and Alexa Chung are said to have been spotted wearing Beyond Retro.

We Are Cow Vintagewww.wearecow.com – We Are Cow have stores all around the United Kingdom including Nottingham and Sheffield, as well as their online store.  They have a selection of one-off pieces as well as handmade items from their own rework team recreating and altering handmade items especially for you.

Rokit Vintagewww.rokit.co.uk – Rokit came onto the vintage scene back in 1986 with just a place on Camden Market in London, specializing solely in vintage denim pieces.  Within a few weeks, they shot to fame, and moved to a new store, later opening three more on Brick Lane and Covent Garden.  They now have their own Rokit Recycled label handcrafting original vintage pieces into wearable, and fashionable designs taking inspiration from the catwalks.  The label is fully ethical, and really quite cool.

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