A visual diary of inspiration and ideas for all things vintage
Friday, 2 July 2010
The Vintage Emporium
I love this fantastic vintage space that recently opened just off Brick Lane – it really does live up to its name, with an upstairs café decked-out like an old fashioned tea parlour and a basement beautifully stocked with handpicked vintage wares that range from the Victorian Era to the 50s/60s. There are plenty of Mad Men-style dresses, some great party shoes and accessories and pretty lingerie, all handpicked for their quality (so no sifting through horrible overpriced 90s gear then).
Run by Ollie and Jess, who have spent years trawling markets around the UK and France, it also hosts regular events – life drawing, Victorian bingo, drama classes and knitting nights. The Vintage Emporium is a truly inspiring destination!
I am a travel, arts and fashion writer, and my day job involves reporting from around the globe on city hotspots, inspirations and trends... this blog began as a search for ideas for my vintage -themed wedding and has evolved into a diary of vintage inspirations for weddings and beyond.