Before you travel – I always pop into the Post Office for my foreign currency as they don’t charge commission, but after cycling around most of the counters in Hackney looking for Danish Krone on the day we were travelling I found it was a currency you had to order in. So, be prepared and of course if heading to flea markets be sure to ask for small notes too so after haggling you don’t have to hand over a big note. Never cool.
10am – Fuel up for the day with a strong coffee from Sort Kaffe og Vinyl; a super bijou coffee and record shop located on Skydebanegade enroute to Vesterbro. The beans are sourced from local roasters Risteriet and you can get your thrifting off to a good start by crate diggin’ out the back where the vintage vinyl resides. Continue reading »March 6, 2011
Step down a little alley off Bethnal Green road and hidden away in a railway arch is 10 Gales – a mix of fashion shoot space, café and vintage clothing boutique run by the dashing duo JJ & Ernesto. Take the staircase upstairs to the super cute tiny café with it’s chequerboard floor and see full length mirrors flank the central changing room where you feel like a starlet trying on their super select range of 80’s and 90’s vintage clothes. So what makes this secret haunt thrifty? It’s the little hairdressing salon out the back where East End gals in the know go to get their hair cut by Yuya or Asami for £5 to £15. Sweet. Continue reading »March 6, 2011
On the first weekend in March I hopped on a train to Brighton to discover the delights of thrifting in a bustling seaside city. As I scurried down the North Laines I found Upper Gardner Street Market which was bursting with jumble. I was drawn to the stalls where folk were having random clear outs of their own stuff and a vintage jeans stall with some ace pairs of old Wranglers and a stall with printing blocks both made me stop & sift. Continue reading »