A girl's paradise: Annie's Vintage
One of the few remaining vintage shops in Islington’s Camden Passage, Annie’s Vintage is a firm favourite with the fash pack and celebs – Kate Moss and Pearl Lowe shop there regularly.
And not surprisingly so – Annie’s is packed full of girly lace, bejewelled gloves, Twenties flapper dresses, Thirties bias-cut evening gowns and chiffon nightwear. It’s impossible not to get sucked into the brilliant splendour of so much by-gone glamour on display.
Despite its famous clients, Annie’s – which has a real personable, welcoming feel – is still fairly affordable (£200 for a mint condition Thirties silk evening dress), and best of all, you are allowed to browse and touch without being interrupted by a snobby shop assistant.
If you’re after 20s or 30s evening or wedding dresses, bedwear or accessories – this is the place to come.
12 Camden Passage
Islington N1 8ED
Nearest Tube: Angel
Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm, 7 days a week.