Friday, 2 September 2011

Blitz London Vintage

Blitz is a barely month-old vintage superstore that's just opened up off Brick Lane. When we got an invite to their press and media launch last night, we couldn't wait to see what gems their team had been picking out and filling the store with over the last few months. Needless to say, we were blown away by the quality and general gorgeous-ness of their stock. Pat on the back, Team Blitz!

Spread over two huge floors, the shop boasts a library (stocked with beautiful books on food, fashion & art), vinyl collection, vintage furniture emporium and more chunky jumpers, sequined dresses and leather boots than you could shake a stick at. We particularly loved the collection of gleaming brooches and onyx costume jewellery, as well as the saucy vintage lingerie. Downstairs boys can get their hands on varsity lettered jackets, blazers, satchels and even the odd fixie.

We spoke to Blitz's resident blogger (below, right) about the launch, and found out they put just as much work in as you'd think; individually steaming each piece and polishing every shoe is what we'd call commitment. The hard work shows, with guests on the night milling about happily to the sounds of 1920s jazz and more than a handful of journo types walking away with new purchases. In fact, we're thinking it's about time we headed back to get a lovely leather case we had our eyes on last night...

Find Blitz at 55 - 59 Hanbury Street, E1 5JP, off Brick Lane. They're open from 11am - 7pm every day besides Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays when their doors don't shut til 8pm. Keep up with their news on their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages. Thanks to the Blitz team for having us and holding such a successful night.

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