"50 Best Vintage Shops" 48 Decades ‘Gerardine and I grew up in East Lancashire and dressed second-hand from the great stores there,’ says Wayne. ‘Decades stocks a huge range of women’s clothing and accessories from 1870-1970 and the choice is always wonderful.’ 18-20 Lord Street West, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1JX. 01254 693320
When an East London vintage store gets so big that is has outposts across Sweden, you know it’s a high roller. We still love the original, based in a no-longer-used dairy just off Brick Lane. The hand-picked pieces span the 20th Century, and if you like your swag with a hefty dose of rock ’n’ roll, this is the place to head on pay day. Beyond Retro, 110-112 Cheshire St, E2 6EJ; 020 7613 3636.