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The Vintage Guide To London | October 23, 2017

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For mid-century vixens: Vivien of Holloway

October 30, 2011 |

If you love the Forties and Fifties then reproduction vintage label Vivien of Holloway could be for you. From Forties tea dresses, swing trousers and blouses to Fifties sarongs and full-circle dresses, the label offers a huge variety of … Read More

Holloway thrift heaven: Blue 17

August 13, 2011 |

Just up from Holloway Road tube station, behind a rather unassuming door with the CND logo is Blue 17 (formerly 21st Century Retro), a cavernous vintage and second-hand shop in the style of an American thrift store.
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The Fifties Rocker hang-out: Ace Cafe

July 22, 2011 |

The original Ace Cafe opened in 1938 on the North Circular Road in London intended as a transport cafe to truck and lorry drivers.
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For rockabilly dolls: Collectif Clothing

July 10, 2011 |

London-based reproduction label Collectif Clothing has been making Forties and Fifties-inspired clothes for over 11 years, specialising in a diverse range of vintage-inspired dresses for pin-ups, rockabilly queens, psychobilly bitches and rock n’ roll lovers throughout London. Singer Imelda May is a huge fan – she’s worn her fitted Collectif dresses everywhere.
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For American classics head to The Diner

July 1, 2011 |

There are plenty of gourmet burger chains around London but if you’re after good, honest American classics in a Fifties-inspired atmosphere, head to The Diner.
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Cafe-cum-shop: Finsbury Park’s Cafe Vintage

June 24, 2011 |

Finsbury Park’s  Cafe Vintage has fast become a neighbourhood hot spot for local residents and passers-by alike.
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