A former humble market stall in Portobello, in the Nottinghill, Absolute Vintage is now a chain of London stores and has concessions in giants like Topshop. Every store is unique, but the flagship on Hanbury Street is the best. Smelling of dust and laundry, endless racks seem spooky but if you have a pearl-finding talent - plunge in. The stuff is epoch-sorted so start with shoes – they're very popular though not for everyone. They also have a great selection of wool – the 1960s vests and mantels in great condition. Check their dresses too – you will love the prices.
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