Rick by Boring Brick

September 26, 2011

by Gracia Ventus

Vintage cardigan worn as dress; Rick Owens coat; Damir Doma belt; Rick Owens boots

No fashion enthusiasts within ten mile radius of London can afford to miss out on Brick Lane. Most people know it as vintage clothing mecca, but I found one of the best store to stock Rick Owens, MMM, and most recently Gareth Pugh. There’s no shop name to signal its presence, but merely call itself 127bricklane (google it, website just went live a couple of days ago). For a small store, it has very substantial Rick and Margiela buys, not to mention the superb personal service from Nina whom I could see adore her job her much

After trying on a pair of Rick Owens’s fall/winter boots, and Margiela’s tabis, I did a round of vintage stores, all of them so alike that I got bored by the fifth shop. I then proceeded to make my way home when I came across The Vintage Emporium, a vintage store that doubled as a quaint tea room, filled with the most amazing furniture reminiscent of the old England. It was such an enchanting place that I broke my goal of not spending a single penny, egged on by the lush Victorian chair which resulted in me forking out no less than one pound thirty for a large cup of tea. The elegant but cosy ambience was definitely worth more than what I paid for.

All in all, it was an excellent day, and if money was never an issue, I’d definitely choose to buy my wares at 127.

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