Sunday, 13 March 2011

Vintage Emporium

I don't get to East London very often but when I do I always make sure I visit the Vintage Emporium, just off Brick Lane. The Vintage Emporium is a Victorian style tea room come treasure chest of vintage clothes, accessories and bags in the antique parlour downstairs. It's the perfect place for curling up with a nice big cup of tea, listening to old fashioned music and enjoying a slice of home made cake or bowl of soup.

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Last time I visited I enjoyed a large mug of raspberry, cranberry and elderflower tea with a slice of chocolate and raspberry torte on the side. I was accompanied by the shop's dog whose name I unfortunately can't remember. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced and I've yet to try something there I didn't like.

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The vintage clothes on display are just gorgeous if not a little pricey so even if you aren't in the market for purchasing anything it's still the perfect place to explore. I love the large collection of hats and bags on display and all the trinkets of memorabilia scattered across the walls really give the place at unique and realistic sense that you're in the 19th century.

I wanted to take more pictures but I had the feeling I was being watched so stopped once I got downstairs and amongst all the beautiful clothes. So next time you're in the Shoreditch area I urge you to go visit so you can see for yourself how wonderful a place it is.

Hope you all had a great weekend x

24 comments:

  1. this store looks fantastic! And having a shop dog, so cute! Shame I never get to London, cos this is a place I would love to visit...
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  2. i LOVE reading about your adventures Hannah! your definetly compiling a list of must have places to visit when i get a spare day off from uni, so many hidden treasures you've discovered!

    Also! My friend did manage to score tickets to see Frankenstein at the end of April, so i do hope you'll you post your review soon :) xxxx

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  3. Oh that looks like my sort of place. I don't know what's more tempting - the scrummy looking cake or all those vintage bags!

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  4. Oh wow, the little cafe looks so wonderful! I adore those kind of places, they seem really reserved and chilled.

    Katie. x

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  5. Oooh! Such a cute little doggie! :)

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  6. That place looks fantastic. I think I shall have to search It out next time I take my youngest.

    X x

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  7. this looks like such a lovely shop, I'd love to go there one day!
    and the dog is really cute :)

    xx Iris

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  8. I love places like this, there are a couple in south London that are also great fun. Mostly indoor markets with lovely vintage style tea rooms attached. There's nothing quite like tea and cake surrounded by vintage frocks :). Sounds like a fab weekend! x

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  9. this place looks right up my street! i dream about owning something like this. i will have to stop by next time im around london - brick lane is the coolest place ever!xx

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  10. Wow, what an amazing place! Definitely going to have to go there for cake next time I'm in the area!

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  11. this place looks amazing!

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    xoxo

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  12. Oh wow, this place looks great! I've done a little vintage shopping in London, but barely scratched the surface. I must visit here the next time I come. Great blog!

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  13. Hey, thanks for your lovely comment! Wow, this place looks amazing, I am planning to visit London with a few friends this summer, so I'll need to remember to fit in a visit here, it's so cute! xx

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  14. Thank you for your comment!
    Oh, when I went to Brick Lane I saw that off the main street but didn't have time to go in! Next time I certainly will!
    Love your blog, following.

    Olivia x
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  15. This place is amazing!


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  16. that dog is so adorable! I would quite like to have a cup of tea and cake with him/her.

    xx
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  17. This looks like such a great place, that dog is so cute :) x

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  18. Very nice , I shall try..
    Well deserved! I really enjoy your blog and am impressed by your finds. Keep it up!
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  19. oh i want to be there right now!

    Helen, X
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  20. No way! We don't have any such cool places in Northern Ireland.. (that's probably a lie, but I'm ill again so feel like being grumpy ha! :P ) Did you hear from the job yet? Let me know when you do, I keep thinking about it :) (cuz i'm so sad, and my life is not exciting enough or something.. :P

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  21. this looks like such an interesting place. You have a great blog!

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  22. Such an amazing store, everything looks so pretty and beautiful.
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  23. Wow, that place looks amazing!! Those bags...

    Lovely blog as well! I will be a regular visitor!

    Annah xx

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