fashion-city-soulmate. I will continue sharing with you a few of my favorite places that I found while promenading the streets of the capital city. So picking up where I left off at number 6, here we go.
6) This Shop Rocks, 131 Brick Lane E1 6SE:
Here is a vintage store among the many vintage shops on Brick Lane (some of which I mentioned in my other post). Yet, this one stood out; perhaps it was more organized, more accessible.Sometimes I get way too overwhelmed among all the clutter in vintage shops. So I appreciate it when it is nicely organized.Plus, with a name like "This Shop Rocks," this store better walk the walk. I happened to find an adorable apron, which I will probably show a picture of later.
Vintage Heaven, 82 Columbia Rd, Bethnal Green, E2 7QB: an adorable charity shop and cafe.
Old Blue's Last, 38 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3ES.
In fact, this is a live music venue and bar, yet every other Sunday from 12-6pm, it's a flea market! It's a great atmosphere with quirky people selling their quirky stuff. Plus, I had the most delicious hand-made, brown sugar cupcake. Grab a beer, walk around, shoot the breeze (chitchat), have fun and find some goodies.
There are actually 3 locations of The Appletree Boutique, two of which are on Portobello Road. Great finds and even better prices. Cute and trendy. Go!
Cath Kidston, 8 Clarendon Cross, Notting Hill, W11
You can find Cath Kidston all over London and the UK, but when I walked into the shop in Notting Hill, it was the first time I had ever heard of the brand. My inner little girl
And while you are on Portabello Road in Notting Hill, why don't you stop by The Castle. I had my first fish and chips there and it didn't dissapoint, to say the least! They had great in-house cider, an amazing playlist (which I asked for, and the bartender wrote down the entire list), and a great staff. Anna is allergic to gluten and the cook came out to talk to her and specifically formulate a meal not on the menu that she could eat.