For that special dress: Circa Vintage
Circa Vintage is still one of the best-kept secrets to those in the know.
The Fulham-based shop stocks a huge range of vintage womenswear from early Victorian and Edwardian pieces, Twenties lace and rhinestone flapper dresses, Thirties long silk chiffon gowns, Forties crepe printed dresses and blouses, Fifties cocktail dresses and beaded cardigans, Sixties shift dresses, Seventies Ossie Clark’s and Eighties silk jersey dresses.
The carefully selected pieces, which could all be in a fashion museum, are mostly in mint condition – which comes at a price: expect to pay a few hundred pounds for a dress.
Nevertheless, this is one of the best shops to go to if you’re after a special occasion item or want to buy an investment piece.
64 Fulham High Street
Nearest Tube: Putney Bridge