For quality classics: Levisons
There are plenty of reasons to face the weekend crowds on Brick Lane, and Levisons on Cheshire Street is definitely one of them. The small shop is packed full of excellent, handpicked menswear from the Twenties to the Seventies.
Owner Michael and charming shop keeper Ricardo sure know their stuff and their quality tonic suits, paisley scarves, tweeds and Barbour jackets are a delight to discover.
There’s also an equally brilliant, albeit much smaller women’s section – think Fifties summer dresses or Sixties dress suits.
If you’re after a vintage shop with a focus on timeless, classic pieces then Levisons is a must stop, prices are excellent given the condition of the stock.
1 Cheshire Street
London E2 6ED
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch Highstreet