Monday, 23 May 2011

Vintage Furniture, our pick of London's Best Shops

Vintage furniture never seems to go out of fashion. Its rise in popularity has, of course, meant a rise in price, but when you stumble upon a breathtaking haberdasher's cabinet from the 1920s, or 19th century gilt-finished mirror, the striking beauty of an original piece far out ways its price (don't forget, you can always try your hand at bartering too).

Through our inspiration trips and travels, we've happened upon some great shops that are a treasure trove of goodies and we just had to share them with you.

2 Cross Street, N1

Fandango offers an edited selection of lighting, furniture and decorative items that have been sourced from all over Europe. Prices vary from £65 for a 1960's glass table lamp to above £975, the price of the original 1947 Morris Cloud Table we adore.


67 Brushfield Street, E1

Spitalfield's market is a place we could lose many, many hours. We can't help but take a peak in Elemental every time we're at the market. This is where you'll find industrial-style lighting and haberdashery cabinets to die for.

The Peanut Vendor

133 Newington Green Road, N1

Barny and Becky, the founders of The Peanut Vendor, are obsessed with all that is old. They seek out pieces of furniture and antiques that not only nod to the past in their design, but speak to modern day interiors trends too. We love their gold-encircled mirror (and the fact that you can but it online too).

Little Paris

39 Park Road, N8

You'll find Parisian hats, 60's film posters and beautiful antique jewellery dotted here and there amongst striking pieces for the home at Little Paris. Our favourite pieces include the mini green 'La Tour Eiffel' and these adorable scales.

New Vintage

256 Battersea Park Road, Sw1

Run by a friendly lady named Julie, this tiny little shop is absolutely crammed full of original and reworked dressing tables, patchwork blankets and quirkily upholstered chairs. You'll occasionally find pretty wire birdcages too, usually in the price range of a pocket-friendly £20. Stock changes frequently (due to very affordable prices) so bear that in mind if you fall in love with an item as you'll need to buy it on the spot!

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