“As an antidote to throwaway culture, non-sustainable products and fast fashion I take a look at over 50 vintage shops and antique markets across the capital.”
Michelle Mason, stylist and founder of Mason & Painter Vintage in London’s Columbia Road takes inspiration from some of the most inspiring vintage boutiques and flea markets that London has to offer.
Reclaimed and repurposed objects have the ability to inspire a whole room, an outfit or just evoke a special feeling: fragments of a previous life.
Vintage Shops London features more than 50 vintage shops with a detailed description, what it is best known for, behind-the-scenes details and illustrated with sumptuous special photography, which tells the story of each store, its shopkeepers, their style and speciality.
Michelle also adds an insight into her own inspirational style with ideas for quick updates for the smallest spaces in your home and shows how you can recreate your own vintage vignette.
Michelle Mason is a designer, shopkeeper and stylist and has worked for a number of clients including Sir John Soane’s Museum shop, the British Library, the National Gallery and the Southbank Centre. She is also co-founder of east London vintage shop Mason & Painter in Columbia Road, home to the weekly Sunday Flower Market. Her first book was Flower Market (Pimpernel, 2019).
Camden Passage Antiques Market
Black Gull Books & Bindery
Lassco Brunswick House
Flea at Vinegar Yard
Paper Dress Vintage
B Southgate Vintage
Pure White Lines at Mare St. Market
Alfies Antique Market
Portobello Road Antiques Market
The Old Cinema
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Old Spitalfields Market
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“With her exquisite eye for finding the exceptional in everyday objects coupled with her valuable insider knowledge Michelle Mason takes us on a delightful visual journey through London’s most inspiring and creative vintage shops. Designer, stylist and shopkeeper, Michelle also includes useful tips and ideas on how to draw inspiration from these beautiful shops to create unique displays at home. Readers will want to save these shops' addresses to visit in real life and should add Michelle’s stunning Columbia Road shop, Mason & Painter to the list.”
"A must-have guide for vintage hunters."
"An eye-catching tour through the capital’s secondhand emporia."
"Full of gorgeous photography, this book is all about championing independent, sustainable, affordable and special businesses around London."