70s - 2/13 - The Vintage Guide To London
Just off Brick Lane is The Shop, a little vintage store you might just pass by if you’re not paying attention. And you most certainly don’t want to miss this one! Inside, the walls are covered with shelves all tightly packed with incredible vintage fabrics and textiles from the Thirties to the Seventies, while dozens of baskets are spilling out vintage scarves, aprons, tables cloths and kitchen towels.
Fat Faced Cat sells a carefully selected range of mint condition vintage for both men and women. Situated on Islington’s busy Camden Passage, the shop specialises in high-quality vintage from Edwardian boater hats to Eighties suits as well as luggage, ephemera and paper goods.
Tour guide Barrie of Back In The Days Walks worked in Brixton for over twenty five years so he’s perfectly suited to take you around Brixton for a special vintage walk of a part of London that surprisingly still has an outdated reputation as an area to avoid.
Set in elegant 18th century almshouses, The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
On the ground floor of the Regents Studios at East London’s Broadway Market you will stumble across a real gem of a vintage interiors shop: The Dog & Wardrobe. Specialising in British design classics – think Ercol or Conran …
Brixton Village, a shopping arcade just behind Brixton tube station has had a complete make-over in recent months, attracting cafes, bars, independent boutiques and some seriously good vintage shops. The place still retains its ethnic charm with little houseware stalls …