Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published August 17th 2014
Fashion from Denmark to Japan
Image from conceptstore-y.com
When a retailer disappears from the high street, it is usually a sad sign of the economic hardship businesses are facing. But this is not always the case, Sometimes shops appear for a short time just to tease new customers, let people know their about, and to provide that little touch exclusivity and excitement.
Pop-up shops are now a common feature in London, and here are four you fashion fanciers might want to take a look at before they pack up and head for greener pastures.
Fleet London is a shop set up by four designers each selling their own fashionable creations directly to the public. Edy & Bridge hand make all their clothes and accessories, which they sell from their South London Studio, and on Etsy. If your like florals, butterflies, and frills, they are for you. D4Discus creates unique women's clothing, and can usually be found at Old Spitalfields Market on Sundays. Her clothes have a retro look about them. Sophie Home, as the name suggests is not about dressing you, but your home. She makes a range of items, including cushions, quilts, blankets, and shower curtains. Her knitted designs are made from cotton or mohair. The Daily Dream creates stylish black and white framed prints, featuring familiar text silhouettes such as animals, umbrellas, and Charlie Chaplin.
Concept Store-Y is all about independent brands. You won't find these fashion labels elsewhere. It includes work from emerging and international designers. The only time you can buy from Concept Store-Y is during one of its seasonal pop-up openings.
A Danish design brand, Ganni launched in 2000, and has now come for a short stay in London. The designs are simple, but beautiful, and can be matched together very effectively to create different styles.