dsc00546The East End Thrift Store in Whitechapel, London,  boasts to be ‘the last fair deal in town’, and they might just be right. Hidden away on a side street, this Aladdin’s cave of vintage clothes is very reasonable indeed. The clothes are picked by some of the stockists who supply Topshop’s vintage section, and what you see here are garments that don’t quite make the grade for the retail giant but are still great quality and at a fraction of the price. Rebecca Hoh-Hale went along and shares her best finds.

When I went along this Thursday, the shop had one of their regular parties. There was plenty of beer and wine, electro and Rock’n’Roll music played and the shop’s doors stayed open until late. It was lots of fun and I scouted out a few bargains. Here are my top finds:






There were lots of pieces that had obviously been homemade back in the Sixties and Seventies. This Sixties number (right) was one, in authentic fabric from the era. £15.






I spotted a couple of floral tea dresses, possibly from the late Seventies but in the Forties style such as this mauve one (left) at £15.




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