Brick Lane is one of the trendiest parts of London, celebrated for its eclectic inhabitants - ranging from the part-time mujaheddin to full time granny-chic fashionista, not to mention Jack the Ripper. Where else in London could you grab a smoked salmon and cheese bagel, an 80's shell suit and some Rick Owens shoes, not to mention Indian cuisine from all over the continent.
Overstyled StreetStyle is a state of play in these part of the woods. In fact, the area now has its own look: retro cool if you get it right, and granny-chic-hell if you get it wrong. The blokes are better dressed then the birds here I reckon.
People come to Bricklane to grab some vintage stuff, my dad is there at the moment looking for a "Gandhi-style shirt" I wonder if he was talking about a Mao Collar.
When I lived there 6 years ago, I loved popping into Beyond Retro and checking out their amazing Kimono collection and 50's dresses. These days, I prefer the glunge look and that is why I really love this snooty designer shop... 127 Bricklane.
They hold a wonderful handpicked capsule collection which includes Maison Martin Margiela and of course, RICK OWENS.