Saturday, October 4, 2008

Brick Lane and Portobello

fur hat: Beyond Retro
brown vintage cap: the east end thrift store
brown striped sweater: (forgot the name) vintage
yellow plaid bow: brick lane market
black satin high-waisted shorts: rokit vintage
sequin detailed black mohair sweater: the east end thrift store
pastel striped secretary shirt: beyond retro
green high waisted skirt, embroidered with leaves: beyond retro
silver crocheted 60s mod top: beyond retro
faux fur coat: (forgot the name) vintage
beyond retro canvas bag

i've already had my third adventure into Brick Lane today. A friend and I wanted to go check out Portobello Markets. Upon arrival, i was really excited to see what the market had to offer, especially after i was completely obsessed with Brick Lane two Sundays ago.

Portobello was filled with antique silvers, vintage jewelry, old cameras, and general antiques. I went in thinking about the loads of vintage it would have to offer, but i was disappointed with the lack of vintage clothing. There were occasional arrays of fur coats, a great stall with vintage Chanels, but where was the cheap vintage? i didn't end up buying anything at the market besides a fantastic burger. my friend and i decided to trek back to Brick Lane for some real vintage shopping.

the weather was truely awful. the rain where its not entirely rain, more mist. it got dark out almost immediately around 5:30. but we went into all the great vintage shops: absolute vintage, rokit vintage, beyond retro, a vintage accessories shop. brick lane is truly a place for me. i love it to bits and can't wait to drag my little sister around because she will die just as much as i do everytime i see it.

portobello market


copperoranges said...

you are so lucky! i would be in heaven with all of those vintage shops.

talisha said...

I love Brick Lane,
I try to keep it a secret from most people but I guess everyone already knows :P
I'm going tomorrow and will deffo check out The East End Thrift Store, thanks for sharing.