Ok, when I last left you, I had visited several, well known, vintage stores on the East side of London. I actually went into a few more vintage stores that day, but I didn’t want to cram it all into one post… lest I bore you. Cant have that happening, now can we?
My next 3 shops were The Vintage store, The Vintage Basement, and House of Vintage. (spot a trend?) House of Vintage was definitely more like our own shop, in that it had lots of occasion wear. Some really gorgeous dresses, coats and hats. Vintage store was also super cute, it had rows of old red cinema seats and to be honest if I hadn’t been on a budget (a very tight budget) I would have been tempted to buy a few things here, loads of old cut off levis and cute shirts.
I honestly cant remember what my thoughts on Vintage Basement were. Sorry! I was rather hungry at that stage and was having trouble focusing! So I brought myself to a trendy little cafe (cant remember the name, but it was next to a shop called Public Beware) and grabbed a salad and some much needed caffeine. The cafe was really cool and was the kind of place Id love to see here in Galway.
I side stepped All Saints and Urban Outfitters (for safety reasons) and went for a roam around the Spitalfield Markets. Except, Im useless and it was kind of half packed up by the time I got there for a good look. I dont know if I would have found anything much, maybe next time Ill go and get there earlier. I found one guy selling Vintage furs, for absolute OUTRAGEOUS prices. Serious. Maybe he thought I was some kind of sucker. (maybe I look it)
The only other thing of interest was this great little stall selling some funky little vintage cameras. I thought the display and the cameras were quite cute, so I took out my camera and took a snap. Oops. Now I know you should ask before you take pictures, and I do, and did for all of the INDOOR stores, but, as this one was outside, I thought it didnt really matter. My bad. The extremely irate man running the stall was not pleased. He leaned away from the customer he was serving to shout “Are you alright there madam? These are for sale ya? Why dont you buy something, instead of stealing my energy.” Alrightly then. I backed away slowly… seems to me he had plenty of energy. Douche.
Sooo, after all that was done and what have you, it was time for dinner. My fantastic hostess, brought me to a restaurant called the Gaucho, in Hampstead where, yet again, I stuffed my face. (when your away, its allowed) After dinner, we went across the road to an independent cinema called the Everyman. Its a fabulous little cinema that has couches instead of chairs and you get couch service and drink champagne instead of coke. (well you dont have to, but…) We saw a remake of a 1947 movie called Brighton Rock. I never saw or even heard of the other one, but I highly recommend going to see it, it was really amazing! Ok, thats day one concluded! More to follow! x