Editor’s Picks: Three Independent Market Stalls to Shop this Summer
So you don’t miss out amidst the bustle, we’ve selected three desirable stalls and what day to find them on this summer.
This vintage eyewear stand is in the address book of fashion editors and style savvy Londoners. It’s been an exclusive fixture since 2001, run by a small East End family business who really know their stuff. A revolving and eye-opening collection of opticals and sunglasses means you’ll come away with something special and unique. The authentic frames range from the 1930s–1990s and are offered with a prescription lens service. (Pictured is a very rare and collectable pair of sunglasses designed by Emilio Pucci, using his signature print, c1960’s)
When to visit:
Thursday & Sunday
2. Hamam Square
If you’ve glanced at Elle Decoration recently or scrolled interior boards on Pinterest, you’ll know the traditional Turkish hamam towel is trending as one of this season’s most sought-after interior accessories. Made from hand-loomed natural cotton and designed in a range of vibrant colours and textures, Hamam Square’s fabrics are perfect for the bathroom, beach, bed or beyond. Fairly priced and crafted with quality, they make a tasteful and functional gift for all.
When to visit:
Saturday & Sunday
3. Putu and Pickles
Playful and cool, this independent brand offers graphic unisex kidswear with an uplifting and wild hearted mantra. Each design is screen printed by hand onto 100% organic cotton and 10% of all profits go to Women’s Aid. From watermelon prints to vintage motorcycles and slogans to live by, these easy to move in pieces are the right side of rebellious, sized for new born babies to toddlers.
When to visit: Friday & Sunday
Best for: Cool kids