Old-fashioned glamour: What Katie Did lingerie
If you just can’t get excited about the cheap corsets and unflattering shapewear the highstreet has on offer but still want to recreate the perfect vintage shape, head to What Katie Did.
There is quite simply no other London vintage lingerie shop to match their fantastic assortment of beautifully cut, high-quality and affordable undergarments, corsetry and hosiery inspired by the Forties and Fifties.
All designs are based on vintage patterns, adapted only slightly for modern figures, using authentic fabrics and even old-fashioned production methods wherever possible. Whether you are after a bullet bra, corset, girdle, seamed stockings or even vintage-inspired swimwear, the small shop – furnished like a luxurious boudoir – on Portobello Road is the place to go.
What Katie Did is also one of the few places in London which stocks American brand Besame Cosmetics, famed for its original vintage feel.
What Katie Did
26 Portobello Green
281 Portobello Road
Nearest Tube: Ladbrook Grove