Vintage Shopping Guide to Brick Lane E1

As vintage enthusiasts we like nothing more than a vintage shopping trip in London. One of our favourite areas is Brick Lane, E1. In this blog we will present our favourite vintage shops.

brick lane vintage map

Map of Brick Lane E1 and surrounding area

We start at Liverpool Street station and head straight across Commercial Road towards Spitalfields Market. There are not many vintage vendors in the market now but it’s a great place to grab a coffee of bite to eat from the many fantastic vendors here.

We head straight towards Brick lane and to the first stop, Blitz Vintage in Hanbury Street. This is a stylish store set over two floors with a huge range of vintage clothes and accessories for men and women. It makes the Time Out top ten vintage stores so is a great place to start.

Blitz Vintage in Hanbury Street

Blitz Vintage in Hanbury Street

From here, go back to Brick Lane and head north and you will come across the Vintage Market in the basement of the Old Truman Brewery on the left. This is one of our favourite spots. It is full of vintage vendors selling everything from vintage fashion, accessories to vinyl records. This market is on every week from Thursday to Sunday.

The Vintage Market Brick Lane

The Vintage Market in the Old Truman Building, Brick Lane

Inside the Vintage Market

Inside the Vintage Market, Brick Lane

Along Brick Lane there is lots to see, with some fantastic food, craft markets and some great street musicians. As you continue North take a right hand turn into Cheshire Street. The first store on you right is House of Vintage, this is a small store but we always stop here for their superb range of rare leather and denim jackets. It’s a great place for that big E Levi jacket or 1950’s leather biker jacket.

House of Vintage, Cheshire Street

House of Vintage, Cheshire Street

From here, continue along Cheshire Street to Beyond Retro. This vintage store is in a huge warehouse and has an enormous selection of vintage. Their range is for all budgets and if you take the time to really search you will find the odd hidden gem. This is well worth the small detour.

Beyond Retro, Cheshire Street

Beyond Retro, Cheshire Street

Back on Brick Lane heading North you will see Rokit Vintage on your right. This is one of the most well know vintage stores and is well worth a visit. They have a large range of clothing and accessories and the sale rail is a must. We have found some real gems at bargain prices.

Rokit Vintage, Brick Lane

Rokit Vintage, Brick Lane

At the top end of Brick Lane is Hunky Dory. It is a small shop and although there is very little men’s, they have some lovely women’s vintage. It’s a really stylish little shop and a great place to finish.

Hunky Dory, Brick Lane

Hunky Dory, Brick Lane

We hope this inspires you to visit Brick Lane, it is a great day out and one of the best areas for vintage in the country.

If you can’t get to London, why not shop thousands of lovely vintage items from the comfort of your home at the RETRuly Marketplace.