Think it’s acceptable to claim Queen Mary is the coolest, trendiest university in London? We certainly do. Just last month, when days were sunnier and clothes were brighter, we took a walk around campus during Welcome Week and caught sight of some amazingly stylish students. Forget expensive labels and even high street finds, our fellow students showed us exactly how to wear charity shop bargains and vintage gems in just the right way. Here’s a pick of some of our favourite looks:
Where to go? There’s no end to the thrift-shop chic in the East End so why don’t you check out a few locals? Even outside the East London bubble there are hundreds of charity shops full of unique, must-have finds. Have a quick peruse and you’re sure to find something that catches your eye.
Frockney Rebel Vintage – Bethnal Green
Beyond Retro – Bethnal Green
East End Thrift Store – Stepney Green