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, colourful, vintage displays. 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 make our mark at The Old Truman Brewery’s - 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 shells now reincarnated as many fantastic places, like The Big Chill Bar and Rough Trade.
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 at 15 Hanbury Street.
The store gained a lot of attention including from celebrities and couture designers. They loved our vintage stock and our unique accessories, all sourced worldwide and handpicked for its time lasting quality and era-defining design.
Today we have 2 online stores (AV Online & Miss Vintage) and one main store currently residing at No. 14 Hanbury Street. 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 & exclusively for online! Click here to take a look at our choice items, on our shop page. Last but not least there is our new sister store Miss Vintage. Miss Vintage offers the best of high-end vintage and is catered towards those who are looking for high-quality pieces with items including designer shoes, clothing, bags, and then some. You can find this store by going to their Instagram @missvintagelondon or directly to their store by clicking here.
Remember if you want the ultimate vintage experience, come and visit us!