Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lego Tree!

An epic 12.2m Lego Christmas tree unveiled in St Pancreas station..Definitely checking that out!  Thanks 'The Guardian'.

Lego Christmas tree (use)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Random Fact #1

"The elephant is the only animal that has four knees"...weird right!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Happy Birthday Jeff Buckley

On this day in 1966 American musician Jeff Buckley was born.
Raised in California and son to a musician, the experimentalist Tim Buckley.

He lived, played and was loved.
I could explain.  But I won't.

R.I.P Jeff Buckley (November 17th 1966 - May 29th 1997)

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


This is a video by a band called Love Among the Mannequins.
These guys are great and have just released their debut Ep 'Radial Images' on London based independent music label Function Records.
Follow the links for more details on the band, where to download their music and where you can catch them on the road.

For you London people head to the Old Blue Last, Tuesday 22nd November for some definite radness!!

And for those of you who like your literature your gonna love this vid!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Happy Tuesday

We hope you all had a good Halloween, whether that meant attending the AA/Leisure party, watching the Misfits cover band at the Shacklewell or aimlessly wandering around Mare street and Kingsland road (as i found myself doing).

Anywayssss, we've got loads of cool stuff going on in the store at the moment. We've just had a new delivery come through, with plenty of gems.

Here's our country gent, looking sterling with his Tweed Blazer, Sweater Vest, Mandarin collared shirt and Cravat.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Last week of sale, new delivery!!!

Last week of sale guys so get involved and find those hidden gems before they disappear for the year! 2 for £15....
This will be making room for our new delivery which will be arriving the middle of next week.


Tuesday, 18 October 2011


With winter coming around fast we can no longer be sitting in parks drinking (boo!). But not to fear! There's loads of exciting music stuff going on around East London at the moment which we will make sure you know about. So if your gonna be inside you might as well check out a band right?


Were gonna be heading down to Ryans Bar for Shield Your Eyes' launch night with our friends from Function Records, come down for a beer and some good music...

P.S. Here's a review of Shield Your Eyes

Monday, 17 October 2011


Meet Monty. He's the only true gentleman in The Vintage Store team. He's always dressed to impress and this week is no different, sporting a rather festive knit (complete with skiing scene), CPO check jacket (the perfect autumnal layer) and WWII backpack. Whatta man.

We've just reduced all of our CPOs in our mid-season sale, to make way for what promises to be an exciting delivery of menswear next week. 'Hold on a minute!' I hear you cry in dismay... 'What the bloody hell is a CPO shirt anyway?!' Good question dear reader! CPO stands for Chief Petty Officer, and were shirts within the US Navy to be worn by a master sergeant. Traditionally a dark navy flannel shirt for ceremonial dress, they were made from a light weight pressed wool which sheds sea water and rain. Pretty nifty huh?!

Now you can buy them in a whole heap of colours and patterns and we have some really awesome pieces, including 70s Canadian-made checked ones, wonderful Woolrich and Pendleton pieces, and the more modern pieces with hoods for that quintessentially East London grunge look. But make haste! Due to the newly dropped price (and temperature!) they are selling fast.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


As much as I am sun-worshipper, there is nothing I enjoy more than a bright, crisp morning and the realisation that I have nothing suitable to wear for the sudden drop in temperature. Any excuse to go shopping right?! At this moment I'm typing away in a mesh top and bra, with a scanty shawl draped over my goosebump ridden shoudlers. Not very winter friendly I think you'll agree. So what more of an excuse do I need to try on all the knitwear in the shop?

From zig zag 'Cosby' 80s knits, worn slouchy over denim shorts, to the more sophisticated, traditional aaran knit, we've got winter covered. Hows about a super warm cowichan? Teamed with this season's must have- a polka dot blouse with a much coveted pussybow tie.

Friday, 14 October 2011


Harrington £40 / Levi's denim short £20 / Leopard print blouse £22 / Woven belt £10
Everyone knows the classic Harrington jacket... beloved of football casuals and skin heads. The perfect jacket for this mixed up hot/cold weather, with the quintessentially punk tartan lining. What more could you ask for from an autumn jacket huh?

We've noticed a growing trend amongst the girls on Brick Lane of roughing up the classic blouse and short shorts combo with a more masculine jacket and think this is the perfect mix of East London grunge and girly glamour! What do you think?

Harringtons available for guys and girls in the classic burgundy, beige and black..

Thursday, 29 September 2011


East London has always been one for fashion from high end to Vintage within no more then walking distance of each other (and excessive amounts of caffeine inbetween) with Brick lane being the apparent epicenter of it’s visible roots.

Within its body there’s a real sense of community and belonging, undeniably so, and in this blog we’ll be trying to string together every little thread accommodating the latest trends and fashion from the Vintage and mainstream world to music, art, books, photography, film and everything else that revolves within this fallow organic filter. And most importantly you!

"I’m human. If I didn’t make mistakes, I’d never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes."

- Alexander McQueen