IMG_0454 There's been an N16 to E8 shift going on as both Hub and Strut, the fashion heroes/saviour of Stoke Newington have opened additional stores on Ada Street off Broadway Market.  I must confess that I've rarely been lured up to N16 despite its many slightly twee London village charms.  Therefore I've never been to the original Strut, a buy-and-sell designer vintage store which people on Yelp (you'd be surprised how useful Yelp reviews are…) rave about for its selection of anything from 'Vivienne to Coco.'

I wandered down Broadway Market today, when it is tolerable.  On a Saturday when the market is heaving and the style strutting is turned right up, it can be a little too much but on quieter days, additions like Strut combined with the number of eateries lining the market makes this a pleasurable detour.  Strut's storefront and decor is pretty much in tune with current vogue for clean-cut and sparse spaces in which to showcase vintage.  In Strut's case, when you have a list of labels such as those that are painted on the shopfront.  The list is no exaggeration thankfully.  

Comb through the rails and Chanel, Helmut Lang, McQueen, Lanvin, Biba and more really do jump out at you, at prices that aren't hyper expensive.  It's not bargainous but definitely more than fair when we're talking about the sort of grade/quality of vintage.

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From Biba and Ossie Clark… 

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… to beautiful vintage pieces picked out for their own merit, rather than any designer labels… 

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… and then to more contemporary designer clothing.  I was tempted by this Jil Sander blood-orange supple leather jacket/shirt… 

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Head down to Strut if you're after a pair of these Stella McCartney S/S 09 lucite heel shoes in a size 37 and can fork out ¬£185… 

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For a touch of Miu Miu S/S 11 shade of lime green, these Paul Smith heels are also up for grabs… 

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This Balenciaga knit/denim jumper was definitely a tempting contender to come home… 

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…but in the end, eschewing subtle greys and chambray comfiness, I opted for the loudest piece in the store in the form of this Gucci floral jacket/shirt… 

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Comments (23)

  1. WearIAm says:

    Wow, looks like heaven, take me with you next time please!!
    http://weardoesshego.blogspot.com/

  2. mlmag says:

    love the outfit from biba & Ossie clark ;D
    beautiful pieces ;)))
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  3. Lois says:

    I just love reading your blog! Always interesting!
    http://goodwearday.blogspot.com/

  4. Fifi-la-fo says:

    Yum yum!

  5. Laura says:

    This looks like a real treasure trove!
    http://www.aforteforfashion.co.uk

  6. Kate says:

    I am totally going to check Strut out asap!
    Thanks!
    Kate
    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

  7. Kit says:

    N16 is quite unusual postcode for Stoke, I live in N14 which wayyyyy further up north.
    Will have a peek at Strut this weekend.

  8. WMS says:

    Working in Stoke Newington next week and looking forward to checking Strut out. I realise you probably get tons of these but I don’t think that because you are already so popular you wouldn’t appreciate a blog award: http://wardrobeofamillionairestudent.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-award.html
    - WMS.

  9. Stephanie says:

    This place is definitely sent from the heavens above=) This place will definitely make some one feel, she have found a treasure. Those jackets are real eye candies=) I just wish this treasure trove wasn’t too far from me right now, got to visit this place somehow and go do some Strutting.

  10. Joy says:

    This store seems so fabulous! What a find.

  11. Melissa says:

    OMG! Gimme gimme gimme. I want it all. Love the Gucci Jacket, it’s hot.

  12. Olive says:

    Lovely pieces, so colorful and inspiring :)

  13. prrrrr… I’m craving me some London.

  14. theabraham says:

    nothing from dries susie?

  15. Evelyn says:

    I definitely should go here on weekend. Thanks for the suggestion Susie.
    Anw, that Gucii jacket… I love!!
    xx stilettonizer xx
    http://stilettonizer.blogspot.com/

  16. Thanks for posting all these inspiring pieces. For me the big thing was the lucite heels. I’ve always thought of lucite heels as being something strippers wear, but the ones shown here look really pretty and wearable and not at all hoochie.

  17. vasilieva says:

    wow, that definitely an awesome place to come browse for some vintage finds
    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  18. Voyance says:

    good post. I’d love to visit there soon :) – http://www.karmavoyance.com

  19. Sarah says:

    the denim knit jumper is so cool!! great post Susie :)
    xx Sarah
    http://gingerdolldreams.blogspot.com/

  20. Zingi NJ says:

    oooooh how much i wish we had strut in my country!

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