In the recent years it is harder and harder to find anything affordable in Brick Lane second hand shops. That's because it has become crazy popular among tourists. However, there is at least one exception, Vintage Emporium. As soon as you walk in, you are in a Victorian mansion cafe, located in an alley by Brick Lane. There, you can enjoy a drink or a snack, but the real reason for visiting is down in the basement. In this paradise for vintage lovers you can find clothes from the beginning of the XX century – hats, shoes, dresses and lace tops, looking like they are from museum showcases. Of course, you don't pay per weight, but prices are pretty reasonable.