London Hot-Spots: Swinging by for Vintage treasures on Brick Lane.....
|My latest buy at Spitafields market...blue patent Jane Shilton!
Location: Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
Spitafields market is walkable from Liverpool Street Station and on a gorgeous day it can be such a treat with lots of yummy cupcakes, sweets and tarts....I haven't even started on other yummy eats yet! When we were there last weekend, only parts of the market was open but the mixed array of stalls selling true vintage to modern wares kept us occupied for quite some time. Rummaging at one of the small stalls in the market, a few vintage looking purses caught my eye and after circling the market like an eagle...I decided on a beautifully good conditioned blue patent Jane Shilton box bag, which reminded me of the 1960s, for a bargain steal price! (Photo above) As for the yummy treats, it would have been a crime not to take some delicious Portugese Natas Tarts home with me...so I ended with four!
|Spitafields - Source
Location: 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
Absolute Vintage always gives me the feel of Aladin's magical cave...as you will be able to find vintage Channel purse to glittery 80s power dresses with extreme puffed sleeves. Like a vivid sign of entering the trendy Brick Lane area, it is almost hard not to be drawn in by the heights of vintage wares and stumble into this store accidentally. There is a wealth of vintage bags, purses and shoes...almost more than clothing and its unlikely that you won't find a bargain to bring home!
|Absolute Vintage - Source
Location: Hanbury Street, London E1 5JP
Blitz is trendy in the trendy Brick Lane area, with a mixed variety from vintage t-shirts to leopard print dresses...there is a certain media vibe about this store as unlike many vintage shops it is well decorated like the shops inside a shopping centre. From cowboy looking boots to scarves and shoes of a different agenda, as well as jewellery from a bargain price, there will be much to see across the two floors.
|Blitz - Source
So what do you darlings think of my bargain buy? Jane Shilton is really a love story that began in London during 1933 and the family have been making handbags for more than 80 years....so I really do hope it is a vintage Jane Shilton, which seems to be the case with details of the zip as well as clasp, rather than a reproduction. [To find out more about Jane Shilton: www.janeshilton.co.uk/about-us] Another bit of good news to announce is that.....Walking In May has been featured on Deborah's lovely blog Hellcat Vintage and she has used the cutest title...'Reading in May'! Deborah is far too kind of course in her praises and ever so sweet...so please do head over to her blog to take a peek my darlings! One last bit of recommendation I have is for the Balboa dance class I joined last night near Waterloo (London), which is run by the great people at Swing Patrol (Waterloo) and you can find out more about them on their website: www.swingpatrol.co.uk/waterloo If you have never tried swing dancing and fancy the idea of footwork to some hot jazz, then you really should have a go....you don't need a partner as the group rotates and it was so much fun! I can't wait for Saturday already....in the mean time have an utterly fabulous weekend my lovely darlings!
Until the next time,
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