Blackout II has been trading in Covent Garden for nearly two decades, earning a reputation as one of the finest vintage clothing stores in London. The well-stocked shop is set over two floors and sells both men's and women's gear from the 1920s up to the 1980s. They also hire for special occasions, reenactments, and photo shoots
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As far as vintage goes this places ticks many a box, the only problem for me is the pricing. Yes I know that this dress is from the 50s but it does have a rip in it and it's missing 3 buttons.
Not all the clothes here are tatty, and you can find some genuine gems hidden in the Aladdin's cave layout that it has but something makes me feel they are a little bit greedy. A store like this has to...more
Almost everything is truly vintage.
But also truly priced as a representation of its Covent Garden location.
The small upstairs area contains a good variety of eras and pieces, and a little section at the back is devoted to men's clothing. Just when you think it's over, the lower ground floor opens up and holds an overflow of the pieces you just saw upstairs.
I had my eye on a fabulous...more
Blackout 2 is a great vintage shop just off the beaten track in Covent Garden. There are so many great vintage shops in Covent Garden but places like Rockit or Pop Boutique don't always cut it for me, this place has got something a little more special...
If you want something a little extra special I'd recommend coming here. The vintage clothes here are slightly more expensive but are worth...more
This is exactly as a vintage shop should be: crammed with goodies like a huge dressing up box, and with friendly, knowledgeable staff to help you navigate.
It can be pretty expensive, but the extra cash is worth it for the quality. The lady who owns it is an expert, which is evident from her collection.
Entering for a browse is a treat in itself. You'll see clothes straight from the movies...more
This small boutique of second hand vintage clothing offers some beautiful pieces from the 1920s to the 80s. Not only is it a sales shop but they hire out as well. You will find makes such as Chanel in Blackout II as well as lesser-known names. It's like a treasure trove of clothes and accessories and it's an exciting experience rooting through the amazing and distinctive offerings. They have...more