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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51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9AJ
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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
The best thing about this shop is the half a room filled with rack upon rack of shoes downstairs. There's no sales staff working down there so you really have free reign just to try try try. There are also rails down here with clothes organised by decade which I always think is a pretty good approach as I usually have a vague shape, length or fabric in mind when I'm shopping so this approach...more
This store is it. I would love to be locked in here overnight. There are two floors of fab vintage pieces and a sizeable handbag selection. There are also vintage gloves grouped in pairs and loads of vintage shoes downstairs.
You can get a pearl choker that even smells old (I smelled it) or a hat with a little netted veil.
The prices are not low and not everything is a name brand but I...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