Where would fashion be now without vintage? Designers are obsessed with recreating what’s been done in other decades and we constantly take reference from the past to design and create new concepts.
I have spent the whole day doing one of my favourite things in this world, visiting vintage shops in Bricklane and Camden, the previous day I went to Dalston and over the two days I have seriously scrutinised each of them, from the layout to the merchandising and the stock.
For a few years now I have been going to St. Cyr Vintage at Camden stables market , and still to this date I praise and love it. The owner, Jessica Warnes, has excellent taste and knowledge in antiques and fashion, which is very obvious when you visit her shop.
The shop has a lovely contrast of a black and white 60’s print wallpaper against the pink door and bookshelves.
Every single corner of St. Cyr is very well thought out and beautifully arranged, there are sections for every category of clothing, shoes, gloves, scarves, hats, bags, suitcases, jewellery and fashion magazines and books. Jessica has immaculate attention to detail, from gorgeous 1930’s and 1950’s dresses suspended from the ceiling to the five cabinets full of gorgeous jewellery, one of them displaying a pair of Dior circa 1980’s clip on earrings and 1950’s cat eye sunglasses.
The fact that all the stock is always tidy and well-organized makes it very easy to shop and spot great pieces.
There are items from the 1930’s to 1980’s, most of it is in great condition and cleaned.
The dresses, coats and shoes collections are immense for the size of the shop and the jewellery selection is incredibly good which, sometimes makes it hard because there is so much choice.
I love the product and the prices even more, for its quality and condition everything is quite reasonable if not cheaper than most vintage shops I have been to, specially for the decade some of these items are from.
If you are a vintage lover like I am head to Camden and visit this truly awesome shop.
The book corner
Hats, this is only one third of the great selection there is.
- Gloves & scarves
1940’s Glass beaded dress
Jessica Warnes, the owner.
1960’s leather bag
1950’s leather bag
SHOES (DEAD STOCK) £50
1960’s never worn with leather sole silver shoes
Clip on earrings heaven
Little soldiers, russian doll and more jewellery
Elizabeth Arden 1950’s gift box
THE MUST HAVE ITEMS
1950’s cat eye sunglasses & Dior 1980’s Circa earrings
SUNGLASSES £48 EARRINGS £35
1970’s rare wool & sheepskin coat
COAT £125 (NOT FOR SALE) I have just bought it.