camden fashion >> vintage clothing
Thea describe themselves as providing
funky,groovy vintage clothing and always try to come up with
something different and individual. They stock collections by
new independent designers, vintage clothes, and designer customised
retro items. Prices range from £5 for a T-shirt to £500
for a pair of Eighties ‘Adidas Fleetwood Run DMC endorsed’
unworn trainers with box. Thea, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road,
NW1. Tel: 020 7 482 5002. Map ref: C5
Retro World have a long history at the forefront
of retro clothing and now have a store in Stables Market that
boasts a huge selection of ethnic blouses, skirts and dresses.
They also pride themselves on their selection of tux ruffle
shirts, Adidas and Puma from the 60’s and 70’s,
Le Coq Sportif, American work shirts, polyester shirts, 60’s
mini dresses and burberry coats - all at the best possible
prices ranging from just £5 for a scarf or american
vintage tie to £600 for a 1920’s wedding dress.
Retroworld. Arch 54, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1
8AH. Tel: 020 7485 7656.
This shop is always worth a visit
– if for no other reason than it is situated a way past
the main markets - so the good stuff hasn’t already
been bought up by the hordes. It’s a friendly shop that
encourages browsing through its large stock of 50’s,
60’s and 70’s clothes for men and women. There
are a lot of great suits, Hawaiian shirts, leather jackets
and trousers for men and a good selection coats, dresses and
jackets for women. Modern Age specialises in hiring out unusual
evening wear and much of its stock is available to either
buy or hire. Modern Age: Open all week, 10.30am to 6pm. 65
Chalk Farm Road, London NW1. (between Chalk Farm Tube and
the Stables Market). Tel: 020 7482 3787
Theatre 71 used to be known as Shaft
and is an established name in the world of quality, classic
vintage clothes. Some of their current best sellers include
Lewis Leathers and US military clothing. Other must-have items
include printed t-shirts, by designers Nobby Styles and Monkey
Boy. Also available are a line of in house designed t-shirts.
Theatre 71 also hires to costume departments of stage and film
companies, testimony to the authenticity of its original pieces.
Previously in the Stables Market and Covent Garden, Theatre
71 is now situated away from the weekend rush of Camden Town
tube station, on Camden Road, making it a real destination shop
for one-off vintage pieces. Opening hours 11.30-7.00, Mon-Fri
and 12.00-6 on Sundays. 71 Camden Road, London NW1, 9EU. Tel
and Fax: 020 7916 3087.
Rokit is one of the most famous names in
vintage clothing and its Camden store is probably its best.
You’ll see their clothes and accessories in fashion
shoots for many magazines and newspapers and on the backs
of a lot of celebrities. The store sells everything, from
genuine vintage and collectable clothing to low-priced nearly
new, and customized clothes. As well as designs from a few
select young clothes and jewellery designers. Rokit, Open
all week. 225 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7BU. Tel: 020
7267 3046. Pictured: Vintage cord jacket £15.
of the rest
Some of the best vintage and retro shops
can be found at The Arches - at the back of Stables Market.
Here's a selection of some of them:
Colourful and stylishly kitted out shop selling a good quality
selection of vintage stock.
A large range of European vintage clothing, accesories and
All the military clothing you could possibly imagine and then
Spiky rubber jewellery from the Electric Ballroom
UV, alternative and cyber fashions at Spank