As part of festive offer we've selected 9 of our favourite Christmas films and we're selling the DVDs in the shop for £8 each.

Yes, Die Hard may seem like an odd choice but it was set on Christmas Eve!!!



We've just taken delivery of this lovely set of five christmas cards. Even better news is that you can pick n mix your pack of five.

Each pack costs a fiver! Bargain!!

Come in and grab them at Maiden, 188 Shoreditch High Street!

We've also just finished putting out our fantastic selection of Christmas Decorations (picture to follow soon!)



Miss Cakehead tipped us off about this new and exciting project and we couldn't resist blogging it.

The Futureheads, have collaborated with iconic artists including David Shrigley and Stuart Semple to create a series of limited edition prints, raising money for Newcastle based charities with all of the artists generously giving their time for free. The project came about as the band discussed ways to celebrate their 10th birthday, ahead of their ‘Futurefest’ gig on the 23rd December in Newcastle. For the ‘FH10’ project the band sent each one of the artists an album, and asked them to respond to its music as if creating the album cover for the first ever time. Taking about the project Ross Millard of the band said:

For us, FH10 is a brilliant way of us celebrating ten years of making music together; new life breathed into our back-catalogue by four artists whose work we have admired from afar for many years.

We wanted to celebrate our first decade in a creative way, not by slobbering over a few pints, desperately trying to recall venues we played back in the early days, but by looking toward the future by giving birth to something new – having new creations to enjoy and shout about.

Over the years we’ve written and recorded a lot of music, and in the last few years we’ve even released some of it ourselves too, but projects like this one, that operate on the fringes of the music, are often the most fun to be part of, because they can teach you a thing or two about a world you don’t inhabit on a daily basis. It’s been wonderful collaborating with artists who can re-interpret our music into something completely new and invigorating – waiting to see what they’d come back with was really exciting.

Each of the prints is available in a strictly limited edition run of 100, signed by the artists and priced at £50. They will go on sale during the first week of December via leading online cultural retailer Culture Label, from the 6th December, no pre-orders can be taken.

For further details click this link!



On Wednesday night we skipped across the road to Idea Generation for the Private View of the Mick Rock:Rock Music exhibition. The gallery was absolutely jam packed and there was a real buzz about the place.

I have to say I was blown away by the images on show. More Bowie than you could shake a stick at plus loads of Blondie, Bryan Ferry, Gaga, Madonna and my personal hero Mick Ronson!

My favourite image of the entire exhibition has to be the photo of Bowie and Ronson having lunch together on a train to Aberdeen; their hair cuts , outfits and expressions are insanely amazing. I went round snapping some other highlights with my blackberry... see the results below.

The Exhibition runs until 16 January and it's FREE admission. How Amazing!


Brian's Winter Wonderland

We've got living mannequins, cakes, gin tea-pots, a launch party with a special guest, winter woolies, beautiful jewelry and lots of ideas to get Xmas kick started this year - Brian style!

Here is a sneak peak of what's in store over the next four days!

Pop down and get involved...

Maiden joins Facebook!

To keep up to date with all the latest happenings at the shop, click here to join Maiden's brand new Facebook page!



Now that our friends from the Evil Cake Shop have packed up their dungeon we are getting our basement ready for yet anotherfantastic EVENT in our basement and it's coming your way very soon!

The girls from fashion blog YES BRIAN YOU LOOK TERRIFIC are about to warm us up for a super duper vintage christmas when they pop up downstairs at Maiden from 12th to 14th November!

Brian’s Winter Wonderland aims to bring some of London’s best retro jewellery and vintage suppliers, along with hand-picked pieces such as Brian’s winter woollies, 80’s party frocks, coats, bags, boots and scarves.

The girls tell us that prices are all very reasonable indeed; winter coats start from just £20 and bags at start at around a tenner! How good is that?!

There will be lots of happenings every day; we'll post the full events schedule soon!

See you all there!!