Here is another of my favourite London vintage shopping spots. Paper Dress Vintage is on Curtain Road in Shoreditch, East London. The stock is good quality vintage: I never leave without finding a few things I really want.
The shop is friendly and welcoming. They even added a coffee bar recently, making them the second shop in the area to add a coffee machine. Am I spying a coffee and shopping trend? If so, it's one I like. They also serve delicious looking cakes. The lounging area is really cosy, with free wifi.
But back to the vintage. I never fail to find at least one dress I want, here. This Norman Linton dress was calling my name, today. I considered planning a Mad Men party to justify buying it. At £62, it was out of my budget. The pricing is keen but fair at Paper Dress. You don't really find bargains here. This dress was totally worth the price as it had great details, was very well made and in perfect condition. And was such a gorgeous colour.
The costume jewellery, bags and accessories are also top quality. I really liked this coral necklace. I'm loving shorter, chunkier necklaces at the moment and this was doing a good red/blue thing against my denim shirt.
This cotton smock dress was also fab. Floor length, with a beautiful muted colour print, it would've looked great chopped down to just above knee. Oh, fitting and alterations are offered instore. Which is handy when you're a mini teapot, like me!
STOP PRESS: There is a party in the shop next Wednesday, 31st March, from 6 - 9pm, if you fancy drinks, nibbles and pretty dresses!