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The Vintage Guide To London | December 18, 2017

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My Vintage London - 40s connoisseur Fleur de Guerre

This week, the exceptionally beautiful and incredibly talented Forties enthusiast Fleur de Guerre shares her favourite London shops and places.
The Vintage Guide to London: Who are you, and what do you do?

Fleur de Guerre:My nom de plume (and de modelling!) is Fleur de Guerre, and I’m a freelance copywriter, vintage columnist, blogger, event planner and occasional pin-up model! 
The Vintage Guide to London: Why do you like vintage – or in other words, what does vintage mean to you?

Fleur de Guerre: I have been wearing vintage and vintage style clothing for well over six years now, and came to it through a more rockabilly style. For me, the clothing of the late Thirties and early Forties represents the absolute zenith of style – nothing is more aesthetically pleasing to me.

I love the cuts, the details and the fabrics, as well as the history. Also, as a former grungy teenager, dressing vintage is a way to look different to everyone else (even if it’s getting ever more popular), whilst looking feminine, grown up and stylish.

The Vintage Guide to London: What are your favourite London vintage shops?

Fleur de Guerre: I tend not to shop that much in London, but Brick Lane is always worth a visit, especially This Shop Rocks for real drool-worthy pieces. The Girl Can’t Help it in Alfies Antique Market, Marylebone, also fits into the ‘aspirational’ category for me! But really, I just like to drop round the Vintage Secret boudoir for gin and cake and browse Naomi’s rails of treasures!

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  1. Maria

    Any vintage guide to Paris??? headin over at end of month. Any info appreciated xx

  2. Lena

    Hi Maria,

    Oh we’re working on the Paris version of this guide so stay tuned.

    However for now here some tips: check out the Les Puces flea market (Saint-Ouen porte de Clignancourt) for hundreds of antique and vintage stalls. Also head to the Bastille Area and pop into Come on Eileen (16/18 rue des taillandiers 75011) the most amazing vintage shop in Paris.

    There are more vintage shops in the Maret however they mostly sell overprized second-hand so nothing special…