40s - 4/20 - The Vintage Guide To London
New book Vintage Glamour In London’s East End brings back to life the photo studio of Jewish East End photographer Boris Bennett, featuring stunning wedding images and portraits taken from 1927 to the mid Fifties.
From 1890s Rimmel cosmetics to 1970s chopper bikes, The Museum of Brands in Notting Hill brings together over 150 years of commercial design and advertising history.
London’s original vintage hair stylist, Nina, whose parlour used to be based at Alfies Antiques Market, is one of the go-to vintage beauty specialists, whether you want Marcel waves, a Forties cut, a pin-up up-do or a beehive.
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Greyhound Vintage, which opened its doors at Camden’s Stables Market in October 2013, specialises in mid-century vintage womens and menswear.
Ever wanted to know why George ‘Beau’ Brummell became so famous? Or where Mr Fish popularised the kipper tie? Or the sartorial connection between Jan 30th 1969 and Feb 14 1969? Or why St James’s became associated with gentlemen’s outfitters in the first place? Or how the election of a Labour Government in 1945 lead to Teddy Boys? Or how the Marshall Street baths played a significant role in how today’s high street looks?