I have been taking pictures of our locals.
this is vintage bike specialist "sargent & co" by Clissold park.
My the other half is obsessed by his vintage Italian racer and I love riding bike myself.
You can imagine the person who runs this shop, random opening hours, greasy mechanical bits everywhere, over grown tomato plant pot by the window and beautiful vintage bikes. I bet he’s not really willing to let go some of the stocks he has. This is the most laid back looking shop ever!
The other one is Dalston’s favorite(?) SHANG HAI. It’s a famous fact the building used to be “pie & eel” shop in it’s heyday. Now they have those ducks hanging on the window but interior is preserved as it was. Green & blue tiles with big mirrors in brass frames, long saloon bar...it could be a scene in “in the mood for love” or anything quite Nouvel Vague...
Since September I'm more back at shop. It's been lovely to catch up with Family Tree regulars and Exmouth Market traders.
I've been looking for an old mannequin for a long time to display accessories and I happened to came across this lady from 1952 when I was cycling around. she is very gentle tone of faded moss green and perfect petite physique. At picture she is sporting Ally Capellino satchel and organic cotton cravat by Tamasyn Gambell.
there are few more new things we got in. one of them are very very big owl. compare the size with the usual owl cushion! Also organic cotton baby/children wear label "little shrimp" which has been a massive hit already.
Shop has been buzzing recently. We are getting loads more new items soon so I will be updating news here.