Paper Dress Vintage


352a Mare Street London E8 1HR

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Paper Dress Vintage is a London-based boutique selling women's and men's vintage garments, shoes & accessories from 1900–80’s, hand-sourced from around the UK since 2007.

Sustainable fashion has been at the heart of our business from the start; clothing from the past was made using better quality fabrics and was constructed to last, so why buy throwaway fashion when you could give a new lease of life to one of our hand-sourced vintage treats?

We truly believe that there is a silhouette that will flatter and feel good for every customer, and our knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you find it. If a garment does need a nip or tuck to take it to perfection, our experienced taylor, Jenny Schwarz, is on hand to offer that bespoke fit.

“Fashions fade, style is eternal” (Coco Chanel)


"A brilliant place to shop for vintage clothes and have a tea / coffee - or later in the day maybe go for a 'stronger' drink (or two or more!) and even hear some incredible music and see live bands upstairs." Ian G.

"So cute! Great drinks, lovely clothes, friendly staff and a really quirky and intimate music venue complete with a nice big shiny disco ball. LOVE!" Tabby O.

"Quality vintage clothing at great prices." Indy S.

"A great place to hang out. Shopping, drinks, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly, knowledgeable and approachable family. A must visit." Shehu H.

"I love this place! A quirky and original venue with great live music choices, plus a treasure trove of vintage fashion favourites for my wardrobe." Ruth B.

"There are a lot of good vintage shops in London, but this is definitely one of the best - gorgeous pieces from Edwardian era onwards, attractively arranged and fairly priced. Nice drink selection and friendly, knowledgeable staff to boot. A pleasure to visit!" Sophia W.

"Paper Dress just ticks all the boxes. The decor in there is gorgeous, the staff are lovely, the drinks are good, the whole layout is so well thought out. It's whimsical and authentic and the live music they put on is eclectic. We need more places like this." Jo W.


We have a highly skilled alteration department on site to help make that original vintage treasure fit perfectly.

We have changed shape – we are no longer on rations, we no longer wear painfully restricting underwear, we are a healthier, taller and broader nation – so having a skilled tailor to alter garments makes the process of shopping vintage much more pleasant!

Appointments for fittings can be made for stock bought at Paper Dress as well as your own garments, please call us on 0208 510 0520.

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