Saturday, 7 July 2012

A Quick Guide to Camden Passage

Last weekend I had a quick walk through Camden Passage in Islington, home to vintage shops, antique stalls selling a variety of wares from coins to photographs, and many lovely cafés.

Behind the first anitque stalls (coming from Angel tube station) is a treasure trove of vintage illustration plates - botanical drawings to military costume studies. These are great as artworks to frame and display - personally, I'm looking for a big fashion plate showing different types of vintage military costumes. I saw one in a Paris antique market, but let's just say it wasn't on the cheap side!

There are a few great vintage shops along the passage, Annie's being one of them. They have a wonderful selection of vintage costume pieces, from silk nightwear to fur coats. They also stock a great collection of vintage lace, trimmings and sewing accessories.

I came across these great prints on one stall - I love the use of bright bold colours, and antique style. Especially the Elephant/Tiger print - great for the circus theme!

Visit Camden Passage in Islington (just off Upper Street) on Wednesdays or Saturdays - nearest tube station is Angel, on the Northern Line.

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