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The Vintage Guide To London | October 23, 2017

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Top tips on nabbing a vintage bargain

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When it comes to shopping we are used to getting a good deal and nabbing a real bargain. But is it possible to do the same when it comes to vintage? Of course it is – here are some top tips explaining how!

Finding a good deal when shopping online is made easy with websites such as The Best Discount Codes, while sales and special offers are standard on the highstreet, but surprisingly, getting a great deal when buying vintage isn’t as hard as it might seem.

1. Vintage shops do sales too
Many vintage shops, especially big chains like Rokit or Beyond Retro have regular end of season sales. Sign up to their newsletters to find out when they are on.

2. Go the extra mile
The extra mile away from West/Central London that is. While there are many great and very well-priced vintage shops in town, it’s well worth heading a little further outside. Muswell Hill or Crouch End in North London or Crystal Palace in South London are just a few examples of areas with well-priced vintage shops.

3. Be prepared to rummage
London has plenty of thrift store style shops as opposed to more expensive shops with a boutique feel. Not having a pre-selection means stock will be cheaper, just be prepared to sift through racks and racks of clothing.

4. Go to a kilo sale
Kilo sales, where you buy clothing by kilo, regularly come to London. They usually sell mostly recent vintage from the 60s to early 90s, including accessories.

5. Haggle (nicely)
You might have gone to a vintage fair that’s nearly closing or are buying a few items at once – now is a good time to haggle. “What is your best price?” is a perfectly ok question to ask.

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