Top notch: Scarlet Rage Vintage
If you’ve ever needed a shop to prove that it is in fact possible to sell high-quality, pre-Eighties vintage in London at reasonable prices, then head to London Vintage Award winner Scarlet Rage Vintage.
Scarlet Rage has established itself as a real contender for one of London’s best vintage shops, with an excellent selection of womenswear from the Twenties to the late Sixties. Both outlets – one in Crouch End, the other at Camden Market – are constantly receiving new stock.
There’s a great emphasis on mid-century, so expect Fifties prom dresses, leopard-print swing coats and gypsy blouses. The excellent bridal section – think Thirties bias-cut silk dresses or early Sixties lace maxis at under £300 – should be on the list for any vintage loving bride-to-be.
The selection of homeware, accessories and most notably vintage mint-condition underwear are also worth a mention.
Despite the high quality, prices are excellent. Most dresses are priced around £50 with stunning beaded Twenties dresses selling for as little as £120.
Our verdict: Go! Go! Go!
Scarlet Rage Vintage
11 Topsfield Parade,
Nearest Tube: Hornsey Rail, easy access from Finsbury Park or Archway by bus
The Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
Nearest Tube: Camden Town, Chalk Farm
Monday to Friday 10:30am till 6pm
Saturday 11am till 6pm
Sunday 12pm till 6pm