Holloway newcomer: Rock Candy Vintage & Retro Boutique
Update May 2013 – Rock Candy is no longer on Holloway Road – it has become a pop-up shop with changing locations
So far Upper Holloway has been a sorry vintage desert with not even a charity shop in sight. Thank heavens for the newly opened Rock Candy Vintage & Retro Boutique right by Upper Holloway Overground.
The little shop is tiny with not much more than a couple of rails stocked with vintage mens and womenswear from the Forties to the Eighties, but there are some real gems to be found at prices that are positively non-London. Art deco vanity set for under £15? Hand-printed silk ties for under a tenner? Seventies maxi for £35. Oh yes.
Shop owner Emma is lovely too and clearly adores vintage – no snooty shop assistants here. With its excellent prices, Rock Candy is well worth a visit despite the lack of retail space. A definite contender for vintage newcomer 2011.
716 Holloway Road
Nearest Tube: Archway