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…
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.
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.