Founded from a humble market stall in Portobello, Absolute Vintage began life by selling unique vintage shoes in the Nottinghill hotspot. Our idea was to provide people with something fresh and definitive! We quickly became successful trendsetters with our eye-catching vintage and colourful displays. Then, recognised for our unique appeal, we were invited to have concessions in Topshop and Miss Selfridges across the country, including their flagship stores in Oxford Circus.
We came over to East London to have a stall in The Old Truman Brewery, Sunday Up-Market. This was back in the day when the market consisted of a small handful of stallholders. We all fitted along Dray Walk and the empty shell now reincarnated as The Big Chill Bar. Seeing the potential in the area, we thought we'd do something more permanent. We found a warehouse in the Brewery and fell in love with the place. Absolute Vintage opened in September 2003 and gathered a lot of attention from everyone including celebrities and couture designers. They loved our vintage stock! All sourced worldwide and handpicked for its time lasting quality and era-defining design.
We've had a sister store (Blondie), which is now an exclusively online store called Miss Vintage offering, the best of high-end vintage. Miss Vintage is catered towards those who are looking for high-quality pieces at reasonable prices, offering many vintage designer shoes, clothing, bags, and then some.
At our store, on Hanbury Street, we have vintage items for everyone. From those who are seeking cheap as chips bargains, to those who want their everyday unique vintage gear. It's a bit of a wild one, but you are guaranteed to find one thing that you will 'absolutely' (excuse the pun) love! Then there is us, (AV Online). Similar to the big AV we pick season loves for all fashion lovers! Click here to take a look at some of the choices on our shop page.
So if you want the ultimate vintage experience, come and visit us and our stores!!!