Vintage heaven at The East End Thrift Store
If you've never been to the East End Thrift Store (Assembly Passage, Stepney, E1), you need to stop reading this and go there now! Want wall-to-wall vintage bargains? It has it all. It's a mecca for floral dresses, summer skirts, patterned playsuits and all manner of denim in the form of cut-offs, levi's jeans and dungarees, including a rather fetching pair with a Scotty Dog embroidered on them (they're not just for 5 year olds you know). Also new in store are the offical 'trend of the summer' leather shorts, a pair of which came home with me. And plenty of t-shirts, army jackets and checked shirts for the boys too.
The lovely people at the EETS kindly agreed to let me take over one Saturday morning and snap some of my favourite finds. Every item featured cost less than £25 and most items in store are £10-15.
It really is a gem of a shop, off the beaten track and absolutely worth walking that extra 15 minutes from the tiresome bustle of Brick Lane, to browse at leisure and undoubtedly leave with purchases that will make your day and still leave you with pennies for a G+T in the Blind Beggar on the way back to the tube. So what are you waiting for, venture to Stepney now and see what I've left for you...
With thanks to the very nice and - naturally - incredibly stylish staff at the Thrift Store: