In with the Old – handmade vintage with a twist

Written by on June 30, 2013 in Living, Shops & Products - Comments Off on In with the Old – handmade vintage with a twist

In with the Old is a shop with refreshing take on vintage. Often vintage shops can begin to feel like they are all the same and because of their popularity in recent years, things that were a one of a kind bargain are now sold for a cost not far from the original price tag. However, In with the Old uses original vintage items such a buttons, gem stones, books and fabrics and turns them into something modern and new. All the items are home-made, a brilliant price and a great way to recycle quality materials.

paper flowers1The shop is located on Amwell Street, Islington; London is a cutesy store amidst the impressive Georgian town houses. They sell all sorts of vintage furnishings plus the work of over forty local designer makers. Usually, in this grand setting you would expect a pretentious take on vintage. However, the shop is welcoming and the owner and founder, Alice is more than helpful. If you pop in our certain days you may even meet her little dog.

The best thing about In with the Old is that they are not just a shop,  they also hold all sorts of club events such as craft workshops, photography courses, vintage make-up and hair masterclasses and a book club. They also hold event such as children’s parties, hen parties and vintage weddings.

 

Attend one of their events or perhaps visit them late Saturday afternoon where there is a relaxed atmosphere of people mooching around similar shops and popping over the road to Filfthy McNasty’s Whiskey Cafe for the fantastic live music and the Highland Harvest Organic Scotch Whisky.

About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha