On Thursday afternoon Harriet and I (Lucy) decided to take a trip over to East London to explore Brick Lane! The great thing about it there is that you never know what you might stumble across whether it be a rare vintage find or a hidden away coffee shop.
We started off in Rokit, a retro & vintage clothing store (you must visit if you are ever in Brick Lane!). We had a good rummage and found some great pieces. Harriet found a really cool suede jacket that had tassels and beads on it and I found a cute polka dot top with scalloped edges and an open back. I decided to try it on, so layered it underneath some denim dungarees…
The vintage jewelry they sell also really caught our eye!
If you are a music lover, just like like us, you must take a trip to Rough Trade. They sell thousands of records so you are sure to find that one vinyl you have been searching for forever! They also have a coffee shop and even a photo booth so you could spend ages in there. Harriet found a Smiths record that she has been looking out for so she was rather pleased!
We felt it was time for a good cup of tea and a bit of cake so headed to The Vintage Emporium. It is tucked away just off Brick Lane on Bacon Street. This isn’t your ordinary coffee shop, I would compare it more to someone’s front living room! It is filled with candles, comfy chairs and cushions, French music was playing softly and the small counter was covered in cakes. Also, there is an amazing shop underneath which was full of beautiful vintage gowns & accessories.
Another great shop to visit is Tatty Devine. The amazing accessories they sell are like no other! From statement necklaces to sunglasses, we love it all. We obviously had to try some of it on…
To celebrate the launch of their new ‘Acid Cherry Blossom’ collection you can make a wish on the special blossom tree. So that’s exactly what we did!
After all that excitement we headed to the Golden Heart pub for a drink! It was extremely cosy and inviting in there, they even had the fire on which was nice as we were a little cold.
Harriet and I had a great afternoon and would highly recommend Brick Lane to any Dahlia girl! You will be sure to find something of your interest, there are so many vintage clothing shops and cute cafes! If you do go, try to go on a Sunday, as that is when the market is on so there will be even more to look at!
Are there any shops that you would recommend in Brick Lane? We would love to know!
Love Lucy & Harriet