Last Friday we stomped up the Regents Canal towpath to Islington to pay a visit to our friend Princess Julia who was manning the counter at her new pop-up venture THE AMWELL STREET KNOCKING SHOP.
The shop is a real treasure trove of fabulous clothes, shoes, accessories , jewelery, magazines and of course they have a rather special collection of vintage books on sale handpicked by none other than the team at MAIDEN!
There's also an ambitious program of events including film screenings and this friday there's even an astronomy event..... lovable science nerds super/collider take up residence at in store for an evening of vintage shopping and cosmic alignments...take look at Saturn's rings and the moon's craters through their telescope, browse the fashions, leaf through vintage space & astronomy books and make your own badge to take home with PINS London and Nous Vous!
The Amwell Street Knocking Shop - Open Frids/Sats/Suns 12 till 8pm from 20th May! Selling an an array of label and non label vintage. Plus events and happenings!
Pop up shop from Friday 20th May 2011 to Sunday 26th June 2011, open Friday, Saturday and Sundays... weekdays by appointment only.
Selling archive and vintage fashion and accessories from labels including Westwood, Pam Hogg, Judy Blame, A Child Of The Jago, plus vintage clothing from all eras!
Felicity Hayward (Clothes)*
Josh Quenton (Clothes)*
Lauren Webb (Clothes)*
Yasmina Dexter (Clothes)*
Pinkie Love (Clothes)*
Pam Hogg (Clothes)*
Joe Corre (Clothes)*
Ben Westwood (Clothes)
Vivienne Westwood (Clothes)
Judy Blame (Accessories)*
Flora Starkey (Clothes)
Mich Dulce (Hats)*
Maiden - Noah Crutchfield (Vintage Books)*
On two levels, with special events...
Today Is Boring (Tree and Adam Carr) Film Screenings 6-9pm
Regular screenings tbc, with explanation of film from either a guest curator or themselves. Refreshments available.*
Badge Making Working Workshop
Make your own badges, directed by PINS (Karlie Shelly). Three hour workshop to take place in the kitchen area, pupils pay £15 and make and keep their work. *
LIFE/FASHION DRAWING CLASS
Sunday afternoon class to take place in the screening room.*
STRAIGHT UP DAY
Emily Rose England takes 'straight ups' in the downstairs area- kitchen, outside areas and screening room. Customers can either wear purchases from the shop itself or as they come. To be put up on i-D Online. http://www.i-donline.com/*
With Scottee and Eat Your Heart Out.*
Appointment Only Portraits
With photographer and DJ Alpha Deluxe on Saturday 28th May*
Hair Dressing Salon
With Sammy Knight, specializing in vintage hair styles. By appointment.*
CELEBRITY SHOP ASSISTANTS
Sue Tilley *
Directions-tube Angel Islington, go up Pentonville Road, turn left opposite The Lexington and down to Amwell street...
Buses - 205, 38, 73, 19, 394, 30, 4, 153, 214, 56, 43.