For vintage fabrics head to The Shop
Update: The Shop has now closed down.
Just off Brick Lane is The Shop, a little vintage store you might just pass by if you’re not paying attention. And you most certainly don’t want to miss this one! Inside, the walls are covered with shelves all tightly packed with incredible vintage fabrics and textiles from the Thirties to the Seventies, while dozens of baskets are spilling out vintage scarves, aprons, tables cloths and kitchen towels.
There are also hat stands full of turbans, fedoras and felt cloches while a little back room is tightly packed with incredible vintage womenswear.
Best of all this gem of a shop has some of the best prices in all of London: expect to pay around £3 for 1/2 metre of fabric, £15 for a vintage designer scarf and £35 for a mint condition Fifties summer dress. Our top tip, head there on Thursdays when they get their new deliveries.
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch Highstreet
Monday to Saturday 11 – 6
Sundays 9.30 – 5