Vintage Shopping at The East End Thrift Store

Yesterday Fay and I took a trip to one of my favourite shops in London. The East End Thrift Store is located in an alley of Mile End Road near Whitechapel. They currently sell a huge selection of vintage and second-hand clothing by the bag. So you pick up either a £10 or £20 bag and get as much or as little as you can fit in.

They buy their clothing in by the tonne so it’s a real mixed bag, but I always manage to find a few things I like. I usually buy things that I can change and modify as most of the clothes are seventies and eighties and need a little work. We filmed a video so you could come along on our little shopping trip with us…

This is what I got, my total spend was £20…

I got these three 1970s and 80s dresses which I’ll probably leave as they are or alter the length.

The floral dress is going to get a complete remodel to make it fit, The 50s cardigan and knitted skirt are perfect as they are.

The purple eighties dress is going to have a remodel to make it more 40s and the middle dress will be taken in to make it more fitted, the 60s floral top is going to be turned into a smaller top for one of the girls.

The cute mod style sixties dress fits perfectly and will look great with tights and brown boots and the other sixties dress needs to be made much smaller.

If anyone needs me I’ll be at my sewing machine! What do you think of my purchases? I can’t wait to get sewing and add these to my wardrobe.

7 Comments

  1. Winsome Evans January 20, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    Will be coming to London in april to visit my sisters so i,ll be sure to visit the thrift store, you got some lovely clothes.

  2. Bookish January 21, 2014 / 2:07 am

    awesome – thanks for sharing the video, fun!

  3. mrsfoxfinery January 21, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    Great finds, really like the purple dress and the pink cardigan. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them all.

  4. Matilda January 21, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    oooh you got some real goodies! I want to go to London again & go thriftshopping! 🙂

  5. Jessica Cangiano January 21, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    *Books flight to England immediately* Oh my goodness, what an incredible haul for such a (relatively) small output. Congratulations on all of these beautiful vintage finds. The 80s frocks will be a snap to style in 50s direction, if so desired.

    ♥ Jessica

  6. Peony blue April 17, 2015 / 11:06 am

    Fantastic coverage. i will certainly go and visit. it reminded me of new york.

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