New vintage shop in Crouch End: Painted Black
Crouch End still has surprisingly few vintage shops so it’s welcome news that new vintage store Painted Black has opened its doors just off easy-to-access Park Road. Specialising in vintage womens and menswear, home deco items and cameras, Painted Black is easy to browse and well-laid out with a great selection of handpicked stock.
There isn’t much early vintage here but you will find pieces from the Fifties onwards. If Sixties and Seventies are your thing, you will be pleased to find many excellent items from crochet capes to brightly coloured shift dresses and a great selection of jackets and shirts for men.
Prices are excellent too, think £100 for a Jean Varon evening dress or £15 for a deco tea pot. The shop also offers an in-house seamstress, as well as its own repro clothing line – you can even come in, browse their archive of vintage patterns and then have your favourites made to measure. In-store events such as Fifties make-up masterclasses promise to make Painted Black more than just your average shop.
22 Veryan Court, Park Road
London N8 9PN
Nearest Tube:| Crouch Hill
Mon-Fri: Midday until 6pm
Sat: 11am until 6pm
Sun: Midday until 6pm