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The Vintage Showroom

Feb 11th, 2010 | Categories: London, Vintage | by Michael Williams

Meet The Vintage Showroom. I spent my Wednesday morning here and while my host (co-owner Doug) ran out to get us both a cup of tea (that was nice of him!) I took this little video. I have much more to say and lots of photos that I will share with you very soon. In the meantime, enjoy all of this vintage goodness.

Comments: 21

21 Comments to “The Vintage Showroom”

  1. Kim
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 8:35 AM

    Beautiful. Your film is an elegant little symphony of beautifully coordinated clothing with an understated but perfectly lovely jazz backdrop. Punctuated with the sound of muffled yet well-defined footsteps–I think you and the store owner have created a miniature masterpiece.

  2. Pelle
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 9:04 AM

    drooling over that stuff….

  3. Jeremiah Simmons
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 9:06 AM

    $ # I T… nice stuff

  4. sid
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 9:15 AM

    what are you babbling on about kim, i hope you are being ironic

  5. Penn
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 9:17 AM

    I was just about to say the same thing. I hope Kim is merely making a joke.

  6. Matt
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 10:42 AM

    Looks like my house….just kidding…not really…

  7. Brett
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 11:31 AM

    easy now boys…

  8. Jamie
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 1:27 PM

    Nice one Dougy!

  9. Thad
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 5:36 PM

    Glad to see that College Scarfs are getting some play on ACL! I have a couple from my Oxford College and they are great accessories … plus, for those in the know, they give a great insight into people’s history.

  10. jonathan
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 6:38 PM

    ive met doug a few times now. still need to get myself down to the showroom. it looks powerful. i will continue to give them my hard earned money until i officially own everything!!

  11. sam
    on Feb 11th, 2010
    @ 9:37 PM

    god, i miss a vintage shop where the owner picks over every piece…nyc needs a place like this today.

  12. aTreasuryOf
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 8:59 AM

    I don’t think I could’ve trusted myself alone with all that stuff while the owner was out to fetch me tea.

    What’d you nab?

  13. JLee
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 1:20 PM

    Looks a lot like mr freedom in LA.

  14. chaz
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 3:40 PM

    Vintage places like that (and Mister Freedom) are humbling in the same way that ambitious books can be. Just SO MUCH COOL STUFF between four walls, or two covers.

  15. Paul
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 4:27 PM

    This place in particular — how does one resist not buying up the whole shop??? Those schoolboy scarves — I would have bought them all. Thanks for the trip!

  16. Eric Channing Brewer
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 5:18 PM


    I was thinking that a photo slideshow would have worked better to catch all the interesting details of the place but the video makes me feel like I was there in a virtual sense. There’s the sense of space through movement and audio that provides a certain feeling. Not being able to reach out, grab something, inspect closer and then head to the register makes a difference. Oh and that feeling…. Envy!

  17. GSTAG
    on Feb 12th, 2010
    @ 5:49 PM

    Never seen so much unique and beuatiful pieces in one place. Will be there for my next trip to London !

  18. MT
    on Feb 13th, 2010
    @ 7:40 AM

    Those jackets. Sweaters. T-shirts. How do I get them all?

  19. Maya
    on Feb 14th, 2010
    @ 11:35 AM



  20. mistermidwester
    on Feb 14th, 2010
    @ 11:35 PM

    It’s like a well-organized squirrels nest of vintage goodness. I would like to curl up in that pile of colorful sweaters and hibernate, at least until this overlong winter is retreating.

  21. thiswastomorrow
    on Feb 22nd, 2010
    @ 7:55 AM

    What this post fails to mention is the quite astronomical prices that Doug and the guys at the showroom charge for really pretty ordinary pieces of vintage clothing- 700USD for beaten old eddie bauer jackets anyone???
    Any experienced collector/ buyer of vintage would baulk at some of the prices charged here…but I guess it is aimed at the corporate clothing designer who generally have big budgets but very little clue so what d’ya expect….