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Say No To Sainsburys

There is serious talk of Sainsburys moving into Stoke Newington, an area rich and diverse that is an oasis in London for independent retailers, for free thinkers and families.  The A10 slices right though our neighbourhood but we have maintained an interesting and diverse community that we are proud of. We have a passionately run and […]

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Who Do You Love?

Who do you love? It’s been the hot topic of conversation at Olive Loves Alfie for the past week.  In our usual style we have focused on the hand-made and the heart-felt rather than the shop bought mass produced messages of love.  Dedicating our window to the question of the moment provoked a level of […]

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Pinterest … Children’s Art

Inspired by a sudden memory of my sister having a painting exhibited in the Vision On gallery in the 70’s I  started a new board on Pinterst called CHILDREN’S ART to quite simply celebrate children’s creativity. We have had some great pins of children’s art and each month we will be picking our favourite and […]

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An Inspired Christmas Treat

Last Wednesday as part of the launch night of N16 Lates our shop window was transformed into a shadow puppet theatre by the wonderful puppeteer and artist Justina Kochansky.  It was an inspired and brilliant festive evening all round that shouted our what a great community we are part of.    At Olive Loves Alfie […]

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Olive Loves Alfie’s Guide To The Family Christmas Theatre Season

With so much to choose from, it can be hard to make your mind up for a festive treat at Christmas.  But with competition keener than ever between different venues, the Christmas show is attracting the most dynamic playwrights, directors, designers and performers in contemporary theatre to create magical shows for children, so there are […]

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Olive Loves Alfie Christmas Treats

Our very own Olive Loves Alfie Christmas collection has arrived and we are all in love with it.   Designed with growing children in mind both pieces from our first mini collection can be worn a size up with full length sleeves and a longer hem line.  Fast forward 12 months and they comes into their […]

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Work In Progress

Life is a work in progress especially when you have a head full of creative ideas and people to share them with. There are lots of things that I love about life at  Olive Loves Alfie but probably the best thing is the people that we have the chance to meet, the conversations we have and […]

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Playing Shop

Having a very chuffed and happy Olive spend a day with me in the shop recently bought back all kinds of memories.  I’m not quite sure why playing shop holds so much excitement but I can remember it being one of my favourite things too.   One of the big events when I used to stay […]

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Fun In The Forest

We are really excited about the new AW12 collection from Ej Sikke Lej.   Since opening Olive Loves Alfie in 2006 Ej Sikke Lej has had a distinctive presence along side our other favourite Scandinavian brands.  Appealing to a growing number of fans we see parents come back season after season in search of their latest […]

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Wrap Up Well

Our handpicked selection of hats, scarves, gloves and mittens has arrived in store.   The exciting selection is available online at Olive Loves Alfie in our brand new Accessory section for babies, 2-5 years, 6-8 years and 9 plus. Bobble hats, berets, Inka hats, ponchos, legwarmers, mittens and gloves all come together to create an […]

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