Toalette has long been a favourite of Czech actresses for its proximity to Prague’s theatre district. Theatrical would be a good starting point for describing the boutique, which offers a mix of the old and new; think antique brooches pinned to new hats and sexy vintage sweaters paired with modern skirts. Original looks from daring local designers can be found alongside vintage bohemian pieces and lots of polka dots.
Toalette, Karolíny Světlé 9, 110 00 Prague, +420 775 649312
This welcome newcomer to Prague’s vintage-fashion circuit specialises in designer couture, stocking Burberry, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Furstenberg, Gucci and other luxury labels. Nana Vogue also offers an impressive selection of handbags, scarves and shoes as well as a modest collection of menswear and children’s clothes. Original jewellery and fashion designs from local and international artists lend added allure. There are Nana Vogue branches in the historic Old Town and Josefov.
Nana Vogue, Maiselova 5/Benediktská 8, 110 00 Prague, +420 777 710130
Galerie Art Deco
Galerie Art Deco is a cluttered space full of pieces from the 20s and 30s and a stunning Art Deco jewellery collection. Diamante encrusted and enamelled brooches are piled in heaps alongside hanging displays of Czech glass necklaces. Fur hats, lace gloves and a jumbled array of antiques, from cutlery to cosmetic cases, complete the mildly chaotic, wildly charming picture. Rumour has it that Johnny Depp was a regular while filming on location in Prague a while back.
Galerie Art Deco, Michalská 21, 110 00 Prague, +420 224 223076
The Item, a newly opened boutique in exclusive Josefov, features designer and vintage pieces in a cosy space that’s not unlike a retro-fabulous friend’s flat. The Item is also the Prague flagship store for the distinctive silhouettes of Japanese designer Yasuko Naga and provocative designs by the Unplugged museum label. Only a few minutes’ walk from the luxury Pařížská shopping boulevard, The Item is just the place to pick up a unique accent piece.
The Item, Žatecká 8, 110 00 Prague, +420 777 273238
Tiny Vintage is all about dresses. Choose your decade and chances are Vintage has a frock to suit your fancy. If not, the owners have recently launched a designer label called Kiss My Valentine, which crafts one-of-a-kind, tailormade replicas of 50s and 60s party dresses from retro patterns in luxurious Italian fabrics. For something a little more casual-chic, browse vintage Rick Owens, Vivienne Westwood and more.
Vintage, Michalská 18, 110 00 Prague, +420 774 273238
Veer off the beaten path to Bohemian Retro, a hidden gem in Prague’s trendy Žižkov neighbourhood, an area worth visiting for its numerous pubs, cafés and edgy shops. Owned by British musician Rebecca Eastwood, Bohemian Retro is packed with styles from days gone by and specialises in vintage sunglasses. High-voltage PVC bags and vintage men’s silk ties are among the many offbeat finds here.
Bohemian Retro, Čajkovského 22, 130 00 Prague, +420 607 914992