There’s little doubt in my mind that Labour and Wait is my favorite store on earth. There are a few stores in Tokyo that are a close second, but no one combines as unique of a concept with such good product and unparallelled visual merchandising. Those are some pretty bold statements I know, but after visiting the company’s new and improved London shop I reaffirmed my love of the quirky purveyor of English home goods and departed with a paper bag full of simple treasures.
Normally when visiting a store like this I would ask to take photos of the space, but to be honest, I couldn’t bring myself to ask. It was a rare occasion where I was too embarrassed to say that “I have a blog” and I’d like to be one of those obnoxious people that go into stores unannounced and pillage for content. Part of me feels that Labour and Wait is too great for me to walk around talking pictures like an asshole. So I bought my things and left the store staff in peace.
If you like simple and classic items, take some time to make your way to East London and visit Labour and Wait. You won’t regret it. [Labour and Wait | 85 Redchurch Street, London, E2]