Winning tip: The House of Avalon, York
This shop is full of quirky surprises. After picking through a stunning array of vintage gear, from gorgeous tea dresses to sparkling handbags and headgear, you can enjoy tea and cake in the cafe, where classic films are projected on to a screen. You can also get your hair styled into a retro do. The shop is a project of the Avalon Group, which provides work opportunities to people with learning disabilities.
5 High Petergate (+44 (0)1904 622055, thehouseofavalon.org.uk)