You don’t need to go further than Stoke Newington to do your Christmas shopping this year. If you haven’t ventured here before now is as good a time as any. It’s full of independent shops and independent spirit without any of the frantic pace of high streets in and around London.
Rude are back this year, right around the corner from Olive Loves Alfie, with their new pop up shop in conjunction with retro furniture emporium The Cobbled Yard. Inside their wonderland you will find interior wares and a collection of ‘Rude’ limited edition screen prints, original artwork and Christmas trees. Open ever Saturday and Sunday in December and 21, 22 and 23 from 12 to 5.
A few of my local favourites are:-
Nanadobbie the 50′s to 70′s retro furniture shop with a great stock of original rock and pop posters.
Pictures and Light where I have found some of my favourite pieces of G Plan furniture.
Hub Women’s Wear that sells some of my favourite contemporary designers Ally Capellino, Comfort Station, Mackintosh and Sonia by Sonia Rykiel.
Hub Men’s Wear stock a fantastic range of contemporary men’s wear from the likes of Folk, Acne, Anthony Peto and Fred Perry.
Shine Holistic for one of many alternative therapies available there or new hair do.
Hop on the number 73 bus from The Angel or drive here with free parking after 1pm on Saturday and all day Sunday.