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Posts from the bags and accessories Category

Clockwise from top left:
Duffle jersey sweatshirt – Mauve by Emile et Ida, Loose-fitting Dress – Charcoal Grey by L’Esprit de Luna, Tomas sweatshirt – Navy blue by Tuss, T-shirt – Old rose by L’Esprit de Luna, Jersey blouse – Taupe brown by Emile et Ida

This winter in the Lovely Shops household we are sewing up a storm of dresses and buying up a storm of tops from the most wonderful SMALLable. It’s the best children’s fashion shop we’ve ever come across – with a brilliant range of clothes in our favourite colours; slate grey and dusty pink. The fabrics are thick and soft and utterly delicious for a wonderful start to our favourite season, Autumn.

SMALLable says “Our idea is to offer very beautiful things (not necessarily outrageously expensive, it’s worth pointing out !) for all children from 0 to 12 years, in the world of fashion, design, decoration and toys.”

At the school spring fair I spied a young lad with big brown eyes wearing the most beautiful faded French vintage linen overalls. Following closely behind was his mother who could quite easy be mistaken for Amélie. The Amélie lady was wearing the most amazing woven-looking green gingham hat, and surprisingly, spoke with a slight trace of an Australian accent.

She had made her own hat. And the vintage overalls were a fleamarket find. Brenna does however make little linen jumpsuits for children, lovely hand-dyed dresses and beautiful little (well, quite big) felt dolls.

image from a girl a style

Caravan. 3 Redchurch Street. London E2 7DJ.

I met Emily a few weeks ago at Holly from Decor8 blog’s book party at Liberty. Emily’s house is in a lot of books and we were once in the same book as her – it’s a little Japanese book called Lovely Styles of Living Spaces.

Emily had the most amazing orange bag on – by Shanghai Trio who create beautifully crafted bags using vintage materials. The requirement for such an orange bag sent me along to her shop the next Saturday, Kevin happy to pay a visit to Allpress down the road for coffee.

Bagpuss the cat was there to greet everyone while we had a little look around the Caravan of lovely treasures. An ever-changing stock of unique and interesting pieces from Emily’s network of designers, makers and suppliers around the world. There were beautiful french wire baskets (around £12) and birdcages (around £20) – and some incredible scandinavian knitted softies (£69).

Next visit to Redchurch Street I’m going to book myself a manicure and pedicure (it’s £37 for 1 and a half hours) at The Painted Lady – they also do vintage haird styling – yay!