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  • “Vintage boutique shop specialising mainly in dresses, but plenty of other gems are to be found too, especially great for accessories browsing.” in 4 reviews

  • “Friendly staff and a great selection of dresses, hats, tops etc.” in 3 reviews

  • “Here you will find a selection of vinage attire in the form of unusual boots and shoes, hats, fur coats, swimsuits, dresses, blouses, jewellery!” in 2 reviews

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  • 5.0 star rating
    11/10/2012
    1 check-in here

    I stubbled upon this lovely treasure trove of vintage clothing for men & women.
    Quiet a large quirky, beautiful boutique full with funky, classy garments
    I WAS IN HEAVEN....!

    As usual with me I found some lovely pieces, changing room covered with newspaper cutting of the past....

    What make this shop different to other vintage shop by day has a coffee shop and by night classy cocktails bar and event every month showcasing live music, DJ's, Fashion shows.

    Well be coming here more often.

  • 4.0 star rating
    18/9/2013

    Friendly staff and a great selection of dresses, hats, tops etc. They also have a bar and host events. Wish I lived a little closer. Came out with a great '60s camel coat.

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/12/2011
    1 check-in here

    What used to be Paper Dress Stone is now Paper Dress Vintage. I didn't get a proper gander around the shop it used to be, so a comparison would be futile, but I can say that I'm happy to have discovered yet another fabulous little spot for all things time-gone-by here in Leeds. There's actually rather a lot of stock in the shop, and it appears to cater fairly decently for the male side of the equation, which is something not a vast majority of vintage shops seem to do.

    They've a hoard of dresses, coats, shirts, funky print items, accesories and other such accoutrements for the vintage fan, which makes browsing an enjoyable experience. The staff there seemed keen to help out, which is always pleasant if you're after something specific, although on this occasion it was more of an exploration for me. I noticed rather a lot of dresses that could quite easily fit into my wardrobe (well, not physically, but certainly I'd like to try... ) but for the somewhat large price tag. Sadly everything that I coveted seemed to be in excess of £60, and although definitely vintage from what I could glean, the price was a little high for me.

    Even so, there are a few really special pieces inside, and it seems almost too good to be true that you could buy a dress for a night out, and get your hair done next door at Rebel Pin Up, all in one go. It'd be quite the treat to do so, but should that special occasion arrive I think I'll be considering it! A really lovely addition to the vintage scene in Leeds and well worth your having a browse if that's the style you like. Funky, fun and really rather cool.

  • 5.0 star rating
    2/1/2012
    2 check-ins here

    Hmm, where am I going to find a tailor to alter my New Year's Eve dress the day before the event? And have it ready in time? AND not cost me a fortune?

    Thank goodness Paper Dress Vintage does alterations. I called, and she said while she was a bit swamped, she could take me. I went over, she pinned me up, and my dress was ready to go a few hours later. And only £15!

    This 5-star review is for really friendly, personable, and 'above-the-call-of-duty' customer service. Also, my friends both found great, inexpensive items to accessorise their outfits for NYE! The hours are also great, as they are open quite late in the evening.

    They are also a working cafe/bar if you want a drink after you shop, though to be honest, I can't imagine hanging out in there for long. I find the 'used clothing smell' quite overpowering. Alas.

    THANK YOU PDV!

  • 3.0 star rating
    4/11/2008
    First to Review

    Paper Dress is the newest vintage boutique in London's retro heartland, Shoreditch, handily located near the Curtain Road campus of the London College of Fashion and just a stone's throw away from Old Street tube.

    Specialising in vintage clothing for both men and women ranging from the 1940s to the 1980s, Paper Dress has a comprehensive collection of vintage dresses, suits, jackets and accessories at reasonable prices for this neck of the woods.

    A majority of Paper Dress's pieces are non-designer but I spied a rather gorgeous vintage 1980s Valentino number near the front of the shop last week. And with Paper Dress's ever-changing window displays, a regular browse is not only recommended but highly tempting!

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/2/2013

    . and at night the clothes are pushed to the side and the window is turned into a stage. This is already the second vintage store in the area I have seen a band play in! But while the Vintage Emporium is a tea shop with cosy tables and chairs, Paper Dress Vintage turns into a proper bar at night with an impressive selection of beers.
    Paper Dress also boasts the nicest bouncer ever  and he gets busy on a Saturday as it doesn't take long for the shop to reach maximum capacity.

  • 5.0 star rating
    7/11/2008

    Paper Dress is a fabulous little vintage store on Curtain Road, Shoreditch!
    Here you will find a selection of vinage attire in the form of unusual boots and shoes, hats, fur coats, swimsuits, dresses, blouses, jewellery! Oh and they have mens clothes too!
    They also have a tailor in the store so if the dress doesn't fit you can make it fit goddamn it! =)

  • 2.0 star rating
    26/11/2008

    Vintage does pretty much sell itself in East London but the staff at Paper Dress seem to have taken this phrase a bit too literally.  On arrival, greeting came in the form of a little nod, I then wondered the shop trying on fur coats and the sales assistant walked past me and went to sit down in a little room at the back of the shop.  My departure went as unnoticed as my arrival, I don't expect a fanfare but this kind of nonchalant service makes me want to shoplift, of course I didn't, but I could have.

    On a more positive note, the clothes, shoes and accessories here are laid out on short racks or little tables which makes a nice change from having to rummage through endless 80's throwbacks to find the dress of dreams, the changing rooms are large enough to do a full twirl and the shop is normally quiet so there are no queues to pay.

    With so many quality vintage stores in this area, I have to say that Paper Dress probably needs to make more of an effort.  It's neither warehouse style; packed from roof to floor with potential gems, nor boutique chic; stocking designer goods and laid out like a little girls dress up fantasy world. With its drab interior, disinterested staff and lack of anything cheap enough or nice enough to buy, it's not really worth a detour from the typical vintage shopping route through and around Brick Lane.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/2/2011

    Popped in here after having done some vintage shopping at a nearby shop's clearance sale, otherwise I'd have walked out with a pretty white lace '70s blouse which is so "on trend" right now as those proper fashionistas say.

    (I'm a fashionista myself, I'll admit, but more because I am addicted to shopping and my success rate has somehow managed to be more hit than miss so far.)

    There's a good range of clothing here; it's not all crammed onto the railings as you find in some other stores where you get a workout just shoving the clothing to one side. the sales staff are also nice and friendly without being stalker-ish. It's a nice change from the air of almost-arrogance that you get from - yes, I'll say it again - some other stores in the area.

    As others have mentioned, there's a cafe in this shop as well. Cakes seemed reasonably priced at £2 per humungous brownie. I think free wi-fi is also available here.

    Alterations are offered here as well. Always good given body shapes have changed significantly through the years!

  • 4.0 star rating
    25/11/2011

    A well hidden vintage/retro shop in the heart or shoreditch. I haven't actually brought any clothing here as I haven't found anything that suits me. However I have brought shoes and they were a bargain!
    It's a nice little place with a homely feel and lots of different styles of clothes that are actually vintage and not just second hand.
    What I like most about this place is the bar, coffee shop and evening entertainment. They are always holding something there and the food/drinks are pretty tasty. It's a good place to relax after work or if you fancy a cuppa.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/3/2012

    Came here on a Saturday night, they were spinning some vintage tracks (Maybe it was Rockabilly? Not sure, still learning about this Rockabilly thing...), very relaxed crowd, reasonably priced beer flowing.

    I can't speak for the clothes, but I'd be happy to come back for the partying!

    • Qype User Sian…
    • London
    • 415 friends
    • 752 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/3/2010

    I only had a quick whoosh around this shop on my way to Columbia Road, but I liked what I saw. It's not just a vintage shop, there's a cute little cafe in here as well (although if I'm honest that just looked a bit out of place, like it was plonked in the middle to fill some space). But, the quality of the dresses was fantastic, they were (very) good value. A lot of the dresses were resting at around the £35 mark which is rare - especially in this area.

    I also spotted a patent quilted bag that was very Chanel-esque. I'm crossing my fingers that it'll still be there next week.

    I like it here, I need more time to nose about properly (my time was well spent trying on silly sunglasses and hats) but I reckon if the staff are as friendly as they were when I popped in this week, they might bump themselves up to a full five stars.

    • Qype User Jemma…
    • London
    • 24 friends
    • 37 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    16/4/2010

    Pretty things! So many pretty things! OK, so far none of the pretty things have actually fitted quite right but you get that with vintage. The prices are really good.
    The little tea room is a really nice spot to sit and is like a little oasis away from crazy shoreditchness.

  • 5.0 star rating
    5/3/2010

    I haven't bought anything for myself form here, but it makes for a wodnerful place to send your girlfriend, partner, or even to get presents for female friends.

    Who doesn't love a vintage dress? I walk past here every day on the way to the gym and I am always amused by the amazing window displays.

    Definitely a cool place to go check out, wear and buy old fashions. As I am sure you know, anything goes with those Shoreditch hipsters!

  • 3.0 star rating
    13/12/2008

    This vintage shop is definitely colorful. One of those shops that makes you feel like you want to just dive in and find the treasure dress of your life. The shop is very packed with clothes, accessories and shoes and it all makes you feel like you have deserved a little treat.

    Well I have never found that dress from here, but I will on trying. There is so much vintage stores around this area that I can be a bit fussy with my quality standards but I will definitely keep this store on eye.

    • Qype User Minima…
    • London
    • 62 friends
    • 75 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    4/1/2010

    Vintage boutique shop specialising mainly in dresses, but plenty of other gems are to be found too, especially great for accessories browsing. The prices are surprisingly not too high given the excellent quality of the pieces. The shop is available for hire for events and exhibitions. Speak to the lovely lady (in a lovely hat.)

  • 3.0 star rating
    30/6/2010

    not a bad vintage shop with a varied selection ranging from the 1940s through the 1990s (yikes to think this is now "vintage").  unfortunately, when i went earlier in the month, most of the clothing was poly so nothing really caught my eye.  if my trip had been longer, i probably would've given it another go when a new shipment came in.

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