Secondhand shopping can be a stale experience, with the same XXL coats and acid-washed jeans lingering on dusty racks. For shoppers who want a little more variety and a lot more fun, there’s Beyond Retro, a vintage/retro clothing boutique that keeps it fresh by changing their wares weekly–and by hosting live in-store gigs with exciting bands. So gather the most savvy of your fashionista friends–this store takes a little know-how to navigate–and head to the original Brick Lane location at around 2pm on a Saturday. The band, often a scruffy indie foursome, will be performing on a small stage overlooking the store, providing a funky soundtrack to your shopping experience. Make it a collaborative effort. Grab what you like, but don’t be afraid to pull a few items that would look stunning on your friends, and have them do the same for you. There’s simply too much ground to cover without a little assistance. When you’ve finally settled on that ’60s microprint dress or that comfy around-the-house sweater, get your girls together and snap a pic in the photo booth. While you’re still trying out your new looks, Beyond Retro’s trend-spotting team will be busy planning a whole store’s worth of finds for your next visit.

Beyond Retro

110-112 Cheshire St London E2 6EJ

44 20 7613 3636

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