A shop for vintage lovers
By Kelly Henderson (follow Kelly on Twitter: @kellythekiwi)
Tucked away in an alley off Mile End Road is the East End Thrift Store. An old warehouse stacked full with rows and rows of vintage and second-hand clothing and accessories. Amongst the rails you will find all sorts of goodies like party frocks, coats, knits and jumpsuits – perfect for vintage lovers and costume seekers!
The store prides itself on most of its goods costing under £10 so you are bound to find some real bargains here. If designer or boutique items are more your style then head up to the first floor. It is considerably more expensive but you do get some beautiful pieces.
The East End Thrift Store regularly holds special events:
Fill-a-bag: Choose between a £10 bag and a £20 bag and fill it with as many items as you can.
£1 Days: Pretty self-explanatory – all items are only £1.
Late Night Parties: Discount given across all items and a FREE bar.
THRIFTSTOCK: 5 Day-sale, 15 tons of bargains, each item ONLY £1.
There’s also a chance for you to fill your bag for free! On certain days (normally the weekends) the first 5 customers into the store will receive a free £10 bag and the next 10 customers a half price £20 bag – now that’s worth setting your alarm for!
I advice you to follow East End Thrift Store on Twitter (@assemblythrift) or like the Facebook page to keep updated on all of their special events and grab a bargain! Find also more about the upcoming events.
Thriftstock 2016, a massive vintage pound sale is coming up at East End Thrift Store on the 2nd July 2016. You will find over 15 tons of garments all for £1. Thriftstock 2016 kicks off at 11am on Saturday 2nd July and will last until Wednesday 6th July. The sale will take place directly beside the Thrift store in Assembly Passage, Whitechapel. E1 4UT. Don’t forget to bring cash as they have a cash only policy (Card payments are available in the Fill-a-bag, £5 store & Assembly Vintage sections).
Monday – Wednesday: 11:00-18:00
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00-19:00
East End Thrift Store
The Waterman’s Building
Assembly Passage, E1 4UT
You may also want to check our Tips for Second-hand Shopping in London.