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Beyond the consumer chaos of Oxford Street and department stores lies a whole world of thrifty shopping delights. There is purse-friendly perusing to be found all over the city, which includes reasonably priced vintage and original design items. Market culture is still very much a part of London life, and charity shops and flea markets are treasure troves for vintage fans.
Vinyl lovers should acquaint themselves with Brewer Street, Soho for affordable record collecting. And don’t forget about the beautiful secondhand bookshops like Skoob in the heart of Bloomsbury—London’s most literary area.