Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Elle's Little Black Book

Alfies Antique Market has been selected to feature in Elle's Little Black Book, an essential shopping guide that highlights the best vintage stores in the country. Have a look here to see what they say!

"Alfies Antique Market is the country's largest indoor market – a mighty 350,000sq/ft spread over four floors – you can rifle through the art and antiques to find something a little bit different. This is where the vintage dealers hang out, so you can be sure that whatever you find is going to be worthy of attention. Vintage fashion and accessories, fine jewellery and antique watches are all here so you may want to set aside an entire afternoon to rummage thoroughly. 13-25 Church Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8DT (020) 7723 6066." ElleUk.com.(2008) 'Elles Vintage Shopping Guide' posted by Emma Sells, available at: www.elleuk.com [accessed 27/08/08].

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Things that go pink in the night

With the nights getting shorter, darker and colder it is nice to indulge in comforting objects. Pink is a warming colour, cuddling us into comfort and keeping the chill of the night away.

A 1920's pink swans-down evening shrug jacket with a beaded tulle tie from Tin Tin Collectables.

A 1930's pink, pressed glass tazza fruit bowl with stunning art deco lady stood within a hoop holding up the bowl. In perfect condition and a rare piece from Ian Broughton

1950' necklace, brooch, earrings in pink hard plastic from The Originals - Paola & Iaia

A pair of 1950's pink lucite and perspex shoes with pastel diamantes from The Girl Can’t Help It

Carltonware pink posy from Beverley

Friday, 12 September 2008


Last week Duffy popped into Alfies after featuring in the August issue of Spin Magazine wearing a beautiful dress among other fabulous items from The Girl Can't Help It. What a charming lady! To read the full article and see what she was wearing click on the image below.

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August 2008

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Black is Back

This autumn black is making a comeback with a dark and glamorous edge. Smoky eyes, dark lace and shimmering statement jewellery have been a highlight on this years autumn/winter catwalks.

As the days are getting shorter and winter seems to finally be on the horizon it is time to invest in some jewellery to see you through the autumn months. From bold jet necklaces, to delicate garnet bracelets and dazzling cocktail rings, vintage and antique jewellery is the perfect way to complete the femme fatale look of the season.

Image details (clockwise from left to right):

Victorian Whitby Jet Necklace with Drops. Peter and Naneen Brooks.
Striking jet necklace with large links and facet bead drops.

Edwardian Diamond Ring. Pari’s Jewellery
An Edwardian diamond ring in 18kt gold.

Victorian Whitby Jet Dual Strand Necklace. Peter and Naneen Brooks.
19th Century jet necklace with two strands of faceted beads.

Black Diamond Skeleton Ring. Pari’s Jewellery.

Art Deco Garnet Bangle. Sheila Cameron.
Art Deco Garnet Bangle set in 6ct gold. Circa 1910.

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