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Tish Weinstock’s Guide to London Vintage Shopping: Arts Intel Report

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Tish Weinstock’s career in the beauty industry began in 2014, when she took a job working as an editorial assistant at I-D. Four years later, she became the magazine’s beauty features editor, a role she held at Dazed for a year and then at Vogue from 2020 to 2022.

Beyond beauty, Weinstock knows a thing or two about fashion, too. In 2022, she married fashion stylist Tom Guinness at Belvoir Castle, a sprawling English countryside estate owned by David Manners, the 11th Duke of Rutland, on Halloween weekend. They decorated the venue with macabre skulls and bones, and Weinstock channeled Morticia Addams in a Jane Bourvis lace dress before changing into a vintage gown by John Galliano.

Now, the couple has settled into a charming mews near Holland Park. When she isn’t writing, Weinstock might be shopping for Jazz Age silk kimonos or pastel ostrick plumes. Here, she shares her favorite vintage stores in London.

OOTO

From a selection of showstopping silk jersey cut-out gowns via Tom Ford-era Gucci to niche gold-spun knits from Lainey Keogh’s 90s collections, Out of the Ordinary London (OOTO) is where to go if you’re serious about archival fashion. (ootolondon)

Found and vision

Stepping into Found and Vision is like entering a time warp of a decade you can’t quite place. Immediately your eyes are pulled in different directions: a prom-worthy strapless Belville Sassoon number all frothy and ruched in one corner, a canary yellow beaded trouser set by the now defunct designers of Meadham Kirchhoff in another. This is your one-stop shop for retro clothing that’s a bit off-kilter and a whole lot of fun. (foundandvision)

Turner vintage

Nestled among the stalls of West London’s famous Portobello Green Market is Shani Turner’s Turner Vintage, an Aladdin’s cave of sumptuous 30s gems, Jazz Age silk kimonos, and pastel ostrich plumes. Add some faded grandeur to your wardrobe with one of these expertly curated finds. (instagram)

Lovers Lane, a charming vintage designer shop in Notting Hill.

Lovers lane

If you like your vintage served rare and with a good dollop of pomp, head to Lovers Lane where sisters and budding TikTok stars Charlotte and Georgia Cohu are waiting to dress you up in a smörgåsbord of Vivienne Westwood corsetry and candy-hued Chanel tweed. (instagram)

A few of the goth-inspired items on display at Rebecca Sweeting’s antiques store.

rebecca sweeting

From Victorian mourning mantels to Edwardian lace capes, Rebecca Sweeting’s East London studio is a treasure trove of relics from the past. Ideal for vampy vixens and aspiring goths, embrace the dark side with these historic pieces. (rebeccasweeting)

west archive

There’s a certain fustiness that comes with vintage clothing, but not when it’s as expertly curated as it is at West Archive. Here, 90s-era multi-zipper Miu Miu skirts and deconstructed Comme des Garçons take on a distinctly modern feel. (westarchive)

Ameli Lindgren’s eclectic East London store, Nordic Poetry.

nordic poetry

Ameli Lindgren’s East London hub is as much a reflection of her personal style and taste as it is a celebration of vintage fashion. From cutesy Blumarine cardis to slinky Alaïa chenille, you can find almost anything in her extraordinary archive. (nordicpoetry)

Annie Doble’s Carnaby Street outpost of Annie’s Ibiza.

annie’s ibiza

Annie Doble has been collecting vintage pieces since she was a teenager. An expert in flirty 30s slips and shimmering Egyptian Revival assuit, her Carnaby Street digs is one of London’s best-kept secrets (well, until now). (anniesibiza)

my runway archive

From Phoebe Philo’s iconic banana print for Chloe to a holy grail newspaper number by John Galliano for Dior, My Runway Archive is the ultimate purveyor of exceptional vintage finds. (myrunwayarchive)

Photos: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images; Jani-Markus Häsä/Alamy; Helga Steppan; Courtesy of Nordic Poetry; Courtesy of Annie’s Ibiza

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