Beyond Retro is a vintage clothing brand with shops in UK and Sweden, operating from 2002. In London there are 3 shops, and I went to one in Soho. First impression wasn’t good, because I hate when vintage shop smells old and with mustiness. Smell wasn’t really intense, but definitely they have a problem with it. Beyond Retro buys their stuff from charities and it’s really big company, so maybe they don’t have time to care about every piece of clothing separately. When I went ahead, I saw big neon and kingdom of clothes, and I forgot about smell. Shop is divided in a couple of departments – you can find here everything – wedding dresses, sports shoes from 90., themed costumes, leather jackets and bags, furs, denim boyfriends and bomber jackets! They have really big selection for men’s and women’s and everything is organized by color and type of garment. Next to the cash desk, they have cabinets with glasses, jewelry and other treasures. Prices are quite low – around £10 for Converse in a really good condition , £40 for a proper wool coat and £5 for a new vintage handbag. Staff was really nice and helpful, music was perfect, I used Shazam two times!
Beyond Retro found a good balance between quality and price, they have a lot of really nice vintage pieces and it’s surely a must-visit place for vintage lovers.
Beyond Retro, 58-59 Great Marlborough St, London