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  • “There are also some odd dresses from the 20s to the 60s, which would look great at a fancy dress party.” in 3 reviews

  • “The shop also has a fantastic range of jewellery and there is something in there for everyone.” in 5 reviews

  • “I love their range of hats and scarves, and you can really find some bargain one-off pieces that nobody else will have!” in 5 reviews

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    • Qype User Bakers…
    • Dartford, Kent
    • 16 friends
    • 52 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    6/2/2009

    I love this shop!
    I first went here to look for a retro tracksuit for a tracksuit party at Glasto and was might impressed.
    There is something for every one in here, be it accessories , fancy dress, army coats, footwear or just something to complement your unique style. You can find yourself spending a long time looking at all the items or laughing at the fashions from days gone by.
    Unlike many Vintage shops the stock is well organized into different sections ( there is even a tracksuit section), making to experience less like going though a jumble sale. There collection of items is widely varied. with lots of thing that surprise you.
    The staff are very friendly and prices are reasonable

  • 1.0 star rating
    3/4/2009

    Dear Rokit,

    A button-up shirt from Old Navy is not vintage.  It's just used.  And it's not quite a bargain to pay £16 for it when I could get someone from America to ship me a new one for less than that.  I might have dismissed one occurrence of this, but I found three.

    Also, you're quite clearly taking the piss if you expect me to pay £12 for a mustard yellow t-shirt circa 2002 complete with a glittery iron-on 'Skate' on the front.

    (not so) Sincerely,
    Larissa

  • 3.0 star rating
    13/4/2009

    Indeed this is like an Aladdin's cave of vintage clothes. They have obviously stocked up recently as the huge place was packed with 80s gems. They have an extensive collection of guys clothes too, which makes a change from the other retro stores who's men's section is just a cherry on the top.

    They have great winter jumpers in there and some amazing sparkly party dresses for parties and wot not. One thing you'll have to bear in mind with the shoes (mainly the ladies) is that you'll have to get them re-heeled pretty much as soon as you wear them out. They don't last. But once you have taken them to a good cobbler, you'll be sorted.

    As a vintage store this does tick many boxes but not enough of mine and that is why I won't give it more than 3 stars.

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/12/2008

    Rokit have benn going for years - I remember their small (and slightly eclectic) stall in Camden Market in the late 80s, but the opening of this store in Covent Garden heralded them joining the mainstream fashion world.

    There's a large amount of stock here for women and men, covering everything from jeans and shirts to leather jackets, shoes, boots and acccessories. As with anything retro, it's worth being careful when buying anything: prices here are on the high side, but they are some potential bargains if you know what you are looking for.

    At the poorer value end, I think their leather jackets are a bit expensive, particularly given the variable quality, and some strike me as hardly 'vintage'. That said, they occasionally stock horse-hide jackets, which were usually built to last forever and are now very hard to find. Similarly, I just don't get the absurd prices people will pay for second-hand jeans and denim jackets.

    The selection of Shoes and Cowboy Boots is at the better end of the value spectrum, if you know what you are looking for, and can cope with the idea of buying such items second-hand. It helps to do your research first, but they occasionally stock some really upmarket brands at amazing prices (I suspect they don't quite realise what they have in their stock).

    It's quite a fun place to browse, if that's your thing, and staff are low-key, (ie helpful when asked but not pushy) which makes a nice contrast to most of the rest of Covent Garden.

  • 3.0 star rating
    15/4/2012

    As with my review for Beyond Retro, a few years ago when I first moved to London I would've probably given 4 stars but now think that 'vintage' has got a bit too popular and everyone seems to have jumped on the bandwagon of late which has pushed prices up and it is noticeable in here.

    Similarly to other vintage stalls and stores, you can get some great finds in here and because they're secondhand, you won't see others in the same items which is always a big plus point for me whatever I buy!

    As with all vintage and secondhand shops, you need to have a while - and the patience - to trawl through the racks and rails but when you find THAT little gem, man is it worth it!!

    The staff here are friendly and always more than happy to help and you certainly don't feel that 'too cool for skool' feel that you might feel elsewhere.

    Located within Covent Garden, it's a short walk from the tube, opposite Costa Coffee and close to The Crown and Anchor pub.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/11/2008
    Listed in Born to Shop

    The Rokit shop in Covent Garden is definitely one of the best vintage shops in the area. No matter what day or time you step inside, you will be greeted by happy, bubbly staff who love dancing around to the funky tunes playing on the stereo or in-store DJ and are genuinely passionate about vintage and retro fashion.

    You don't even have to dig around for hours to find something as the store is excellently laid out and organised in such a way that you know where to find everything. It is great for seeking out quirky pieces or perhaps something for a fancy dress party - I found an amazing 50's frock for a forthcoming fancy dress. It is also brilliant for retro cowboy boots. I think the hype has rapidly spread about Rokit as the prices are slightly more expensive than some of the Shoreditch vintage shops but the garments really are great and you can find some excellent quality garments which are worth the extra investment.

  • 4.0 star rating
    15/12/2008

    This is my favourite of the Rokit stores dotted about London as it has such a welcoming vibe, the staff are super friendly and they just make shopping fun.

    For a vintage shop it's particularly well laid out so there's less time wasted rooting around over crammed rails with garments dropping of the hangers so I tend to find it much more stress-free than most. I particularly like their jewelry and last week I bought a string of costume pearls with a gorgeous clasp for less than a tenner. There is a good selection of clothes, but if you are a true vintage lover then watch out for the new clothes that are mixed in with the old, which is a bit annoying as it does feel like their trying to cash in on the whole love of vintage crowd who shop here.

    At the moment they have some cool Christmas jumpers so I'll definitely be calling by to buy a nice, big woolly number to keep me warm this winter.

  • 4.0 star rating
    11/11/2008

    Rokit is another chain of vintage shops, of the three in London I would agree that this one is the most soulfull and welcoming. They also have an amazing range of shirts and coats, perfect for winter which has already reared its ugly head.

    It took me a while to spot as it is by no means in the main area of Covent Garden, but when I did find it I had to indulge in a spot of browsing. I was with a spend friendly mate the first time I went and she was able to go all out on the T-shirts and shorts and pumps and god knows what else. Point is, you can spend a little and gain a lot here!

    Quality of clothing is good, as is the store layout, browsing can be confined to the item you are specifically looking for.

  • 4.0 star rating
    19/12/2008

    This is a larger outlet store of the popular vintage shop on Brick Lane. Its on a small street on the other side of Covent Garden, so its never ever busy. I think not many people know that its there - I know I certainly didn't till a few days ago! I love the store on Brick Lane, and I had to go inside for a browse.

    The range of bags, shoes and belts are all amazing, and as long as you don't have qualms about wearing second hand clothing, you can get a real bargain. There are also some odd dresses from the 20s to the 60s, which would look great at a fancy dress party. I only had time for a good look around, but I will certainly be back to try on some funk clothes!

  • 4.0 star rating
    20/12/2008

    I have seen many reviews of the the Brick Lane Rokit on this website, but this one is definitely the best one out there.  It is the biggest, it has a good ratio of shoes to clothing, it is not claustrophobic or hard to sift through and is a mandatory stop when shopping around Covent Garden.

    This Rokit also gives out the Fabric packs which can be good fun when they have special items included.  I also tend to like Rokit's newer accessories such as their sunglasses, braces, badges, and hair bows.

    • Qype User vixf…
    • Manchester
    • 62 friends
    • 132 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    12/1/2008

    Rokit is a vintage and second hand shop that sells vintage shoes, bags, coats, jumpers hats scarves, jewellery and most things that you can wear. It is quite small but suprisingly reasonably priced and of course all the items have that "unique" feel about them.

    Staff are helpful but keep their distance and dont make you feel intrusive in the shop unlike other boutique style shops. Overall there is a good atmosphere in the shop with the staff generally seeming to be enjoying working there and this is topped off by the popular indie/alternative upbeat music.

    Five Favourite things in the shop:
    1. Large selection of cowboy boots
    2. Old/vintage sportswear
    3. Variety of jewellery
    4. Sweaters and jumpers
    5. Good looking people at the till :D

    • Qype User sarah7…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 72 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/2/2008

    A rare vintage shop in that it stocks not only the outfit, but the accessories to match. The staff, although dressed appropriately fashionably, are not intimidating and help you to piece together the perfect assortment of clothes. Although some of the the one-off items can be expensive, most stuff is good value with great retro-vintage flavour.
    A bargain basement way to keep up with celebs in the fashion stakes

    • Qype User Superk…
    • London
    • 21 friends
    • 98 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    2/6/2009

    Looking for vintage in charity shops is time consuming, you rummage through rails, find the perfect item, except it turns out to be too big / small etc.

    Well, if you want the perfect vintage look, but don't have time to rummage, this is the place for you. It is expensive, yes and it fills the gap for busy people that don't mind paying more. Personally I love a bargain, so it irritates me that it's so expensive, so not for me but I have some busier (and richer) friends who love it.

  • 5.0 star rating
    28/4/2013

    Even if you don't buy anything, it's a great place to hang out: lots of interesting old stuff to look at! And an amazing amount of accessories Definitely worth a visit.

  • 2.0 star rating
    14/11/2008

    I have to admit that I just have some personal issues with vintage as I am so judgmental with the stores of this genre. I just find most of them selling over priced, bad quality clothes that even are not necessarily vintage, and on my opinion Rokit does not make any exception.

    In this store I do like the visual looks and the atmosphere, the staff is cool and selection is wide. But they also sell stuff that is brand new, with a retro look and is just mixed with the vintage.

    • Qype User filimb…
    • London
    • 44 friends
    • 300 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    Camden market may have turned itself inside out, and be full of fake signs for Stables Market WHERE THE ARCHES WERE but rokit carries that bold camden spirit on, albeit at ten times the price. Oh yes, it don't come cheap. Every time I look at a price tag in this place it's like someone has come along in authentic leather boots and kicked me hard between my legs, hitting thos sensitive bits which someday may lead to a whole new generation of charity shop surfers. I got a nice big knitted cardigan from here. Only £27! What? If you don't mind paying lots of money for stuff you could find in a south croydon charity shop for pennies, this is the place for you. Bet you work for a telly company.

  • 3.0 star rating
    28/10/2012

    Rokit is a cool place to buy vintage clothes but its not always the best quality items. There is some organisation in styles but when you are looking for something specific its not always easy.

    • Qype User jojeb…
    • London
    • 12 friends
    • 88 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    31/1/2008

    I found this place by accident, and I'm glad I did  what a cool shop! It's just off Neal street in Covent Garden. They sell vintage and second hand clothing, shoes, bags, accessories you name it. There are not enough stores like this in London (or so I am aware myself) and it was a great chance to find some original pieces! If you need help, the staff are really friendly, despite their uber-cool appearances. I love their range of hats and scarves, and you can really find some bargain one-off pieces that nobody else will have!

    • Qype User Berr…
    • London
    • 8 friends
    • 134 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    26/11/2008

    This Rokit is slightly cheaper than its sister shops (one in Camden and one in Brighton). It has a large basement room filled with retro clothing delights, the usual scruffy, scratchy dresses made of plasticy stuff, detective jackets (or flashers' raincoats, depending on your fashion-taste) and cool hats and belts. There is the predictable C&A style nerdy jumper collection, with snowflake-patterned red winter mittens to match. But hey, I like it. As long as you're a size six and don't mind the itchiness of seventies' clothing materials, it's for you!

    • Qype User bl…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 66 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    28/11/2008

    If you are a fan of retro shops then this one is a winner. Unlike other jumbled stores, this one is arranged into clothing items i.e. all the hats are in the same place and all the wooley jumpers are in the same place etc. The shop also has a fantastic range of jewellery and there is something in there for everyone. I bought a pair of cowboy boots and a fred perry bag from there for a bargain. As long as you are willing to browse the shop for long enough there is a bargain available for everybody, whatever your tastes.

    • Qype User Rimini…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    11/11/2008

    Rokit has a great range of clothes for both men and woman some fab boots, coats, belts and hats! highly recommend it!!!

    • Qype User druids…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 1 review
    3.0 star rating
    27/4/2012

    Lots of good stuff to browse. Occasionally you"ll find a bargain but for a second-hand shop I find it pricey.

    • Qype User onesta…
    • Eastbourne, East Sussex
    • 0 friends
    • 101 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/11/2008

    If you like vintage then you will like looking round this shop. There is definetly an extensive range of all styles of vintage clothing, but £15 for a belt seems a bit steep - i do find it expensive. This store is in the centre of Covent Garden so thats probably how they get away with charging over the odds, especially with vintage being so in.

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/11/2008
    First to Review
    Listed in Born to Shop

    There are three Rokit stores that have sprung up in London over the past few years. This one in Covent Garden I think is the best of the three. The staff here are really chatty and they look like they really enjoy working there which in turn makes for a great shopping experience. The retro and vintage clothing is here in all its wondrous shapes and colours! Their selection of boots and shoes is vast and they always have a great selection for both men and women. It's always a good bet if you need something for a fancy dress party as well because they have some weird and wonderful outfits alongside the stylish and cool offerings of retro and vintage. The prices are quite reasonable although it has definitely got more expensive over the past 12 months but the prices are still reasonable-especially if you're investing in an individual one off item. This place is great fun and on weekends they have a DJ in store playing some funky beats to get you in a party mood.

    • Qype User hsmith…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 7 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    18/10/2010

    My first time to Rokit in Covent garden was equally impressed!.. Really well set out and merchandised made it easy for me to look around.. brought a couple of 80's dresses.. was good to be in town as Rokit is also near other Vintage stores.. I also visited Soho Vintage which was brilliant too if you haven't been you should check it out as it's near.

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