Blackout II

About

This Covent Garden vintage clothing store has been open for nearly 20 years and has built a reputation as one of the best vintage clothes shops in London. There are two floors of men’s and women’s fashion to discover, including costume jewellery, hats, handbags and shoes dating from the 1920s up to the 1980s. You can also hire outfits for special occasions, events and photo shoots.

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Venue Details & Map

Blackout II

Address
51 Endell Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9AJ
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7240 5006
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

Yelp

4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Blackout II

3.0 out of 5 28 October 2012
by SanioF B.

Hhmm,

I've bought things in Blackout a few times (I usually check it out when I'm passing) and generally have a good experience. The staff say hello, they've happily looked after my drink while I browse, and although they've never gone the whole 'Can I help you find something', I've never minded as it is a pretty small store and rummaging is part of the experience. I usually take a particular...more

5.0 out of 5 31 May 2010
by kristianak

Love, Love, Love!

A great vintage store, this caught my eye when I was walking through Covent Garden the other day. It has loads of 50's style dresses with big skirts, cardigans and lewellery. A huge selection of handbags are crammed onto a high shelf that runs around the whole shop. I found an awesome gold sparkly clutch with a jewlled clasp for £26.

The shop is really tiny, so don't take...more

3.0 out of 5 26 July 2009
by Lizzie S.

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

3.0 out of 5 3 April 2009
by Larissa G.

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

3.0 out of 5 10 November 2008
by Amy M.

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

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