Gemma Arterton loves shopping for bargains.

The 'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' actress has become a huge fan of vintage stores because she knows she can get stunning items of clothing at cheap prices.

She said: "Yesterday I bought an incredible pair of vintage, leather harem trousers in a shop in Los Angeles. I couldn't believe it when I looked at the price tag and they were $38!"

Although she likes a bargain, Gemma does enjoy getting dressed up for the red carpet because it means she can wear expensive gowns, something she wouldn't day in everyday life.

She said: "Of course I enjoy it! I get to wear things that I would never be able to wear in my own life. As I do more work, I've been able to wear some really fantastic designers, like VALENTINO for example. I'm always excited to try things on and play designer dress up!"

Despite being one of Hollywood's hottest stars, the 24-year-old beauty is keen to stick to her UK style roots.

She told vogue.com: "I'm always aware of keeping the British edge that I'm very proud of. My style is ever evolving, it's all very exciting!"