Blitz London: a vintage department store

September 29th 2011

Blitz London

When Blitz opened a few moths ago, I found the idea of a vintage department store – or ‘vintage lifestyle destination’ as they put it – a bit odd. But having finally visited last weekend, I think they’re really pulled the concept off. The ‘department store’ bit really just means the huge place is divided into clothing, books, accessories and homewares sections. Obviously I made a beeline for the vintage furniture at the back of the store…

Blitz London
Blitz London

The range is very well-curated, with a range of goodies from industrial desks to slightly creepy store mannequins. Prices are high but not completely unreasonable.

Blitz London
Blitz London

There’s also a cute looking coffee bar at the front and while I didn’t look at the clothing much, I was drawn to the chests of vintage silk scarves at just £3 each. It’s definitely been added to my rota of places to rummage in of a Sunday in Shoreditch.

Blitz is at 55-59 Hanbury Street just off Brick Lane.

Comments (5)

  • Caroline

    September 29th 2011 at 9:49 pm

    That looks amazing – adding to places to visit! Btw recommend the Vintage emporium in Hatfield road, St Albans – it’s a real gem.

  • Elizabeth@rosalilium

    September 29th 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I want to go here. I better put that on my list of places to visit.

  • shinypigeon

    September 30th 2011 at 5:08 pm

    WOW – gorgeous stuff!

  • Michelle

    September 30th 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Places like this make me wish I had a lot of money and an warehouse conversion apartment.

  • Grace

    October 5th 2011 at 1:20 pm

    will definitely be checking this out, its a shame vintage is so expensive in London, kind of takes the fun out of it…

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