Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Spedies Vintage

This is actually a cheat post, as it is a post that i wrote for Dazed Digital this week. But its a great store and so here it is...:

A haven for all things vintage, retro and the like, Speedie’s on Redchurch Street is fast becoming a one stop shop for all essential period wares.

Speedie Gazelle has been running the shop since September 2008, selling hand selected dresses, 1960s furniture, record players, bicycles, home furnishings and decorations sourced from across the world. “The items I have span many decades and styles so there's bound to be something for everyone!” Speedie’s shows his passion for vintage furniture and electronics in the spacious and kitsch shop décor, with it’s kitchen, lounge, and dining areas brimming with retro appliances and decorations, and the walls plastered with quaint pictures and Top of the Pops album sleeves.

Thrift shopping is currently booming, mainly due to the financial situation. “I have noticed the rise in thrift shopping but only because I'm interested in the trade and being part of it”. But Speedie isn’t resting on his laurels. “I have many fun and interesting plans which will be revealed when they are ready”.

Speedie host a monthly party in the shop, offering BBQs in the summer, a live band, all drinks priced at £1 and the guarantee of leaving with a bargain.

Speedie's, 81 Redchurch Street, E2
The next party will on the 21 May and Rodeo Massacre will be playing.

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