A Guide to Vintage Shopping in London Find an Abundance of Quality Vintage Pieces at Elio Ferraro
The most difficult part of vintage shopping is digging through the masses of take-it-or-leave-it modes in search of a haute couture treasure. Shopping for vintage essentials and extravagances in London, however, brings the most sought-after pieces from the 20th century to avant garde boutiques with expert eyes for the most elegant fashion finds.
For an exceptional vintage experience, make time for Elio Ferraro's boutique at Selfriges London Harper's Bazaar has called Ferraro the King of Vintage, and for good reason.
This modern outpost in the heart of the Mayfair and St. James districts on Bond Street flaunts a chic, 60s mode atmosphere with eclectic selections of top designers. This more modern, 80s inspired vintage shop offers an impressive collection of 1980s pieces by Alaia, Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana, as well as the necessary must-haves by Chanel, YSL, Balenciaga, Valentino, Gaultier, and more. An added delight of Ferraro's shop is his selection of 1950s-1980s design furnishings, from wall decor to side tables and chairs. As if the displays and thoughtful selections of top quality vintage are not enough, Ferraro also offers some of his own design to bridge the gap between past and present.