Friday, 28 November 2008

Church Street Christmas Lights Switch On

This year the Church Street Christmas lights were switched on by Alfies owner Bennie Gray and his children. Mr Gray spoke of the history of Church Street and its uniqueness as a shopping street for high class antiques as well as street stalls offering a variety of products. He highlighted the importance to keep the Christmas spirit up in these times and a lucky winner in the raffle assisted in turning on the lights. Among the mincepies and mulled wine many gathered to listen to music and carols and visit Santa in his grotto. The event highlighted the community spirit in the area and everyone had a lot of fun!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Kate Moss at Alfies!

Yesterday Kate Moss graced Alfies with her stylish presence and while the paparzzi couldn't bother her indoors they still managed to take this sneeky shot of her with Sparkle Moore from 'The Girl Can't Help It.'

This image is taken from, you can read their full article here.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Interview with...Liz Farrow

Name: Liz Farrow
Stand: Dodo - F071-72

1. What do you sell?
Original vintage posters & advertising. With a 15% discount until end of December!

2. How long have you been at Alfies?

18 years.

3. How did you get into selling antiques?
Through collecting as a teenager.

4. What do you think makes Alfies unique?

The large mixture of stock and dealers.

5. What is your favourite item you are selling at the moment?
A Kinagin poster from 1940 and an Apples for Health linen backed poster circa 1925.
To see more of Liz's fabulous posters click here.

She also has a brilliant website listing all her poster
s and prices:

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Nina's Hair Parlour - Launch Party

Wow! I've never seen anything like it…except for in the movies.

Photo credits: Claire Pursglove & Tina Korhonen
Left to right, first row: models Kim Dunn and Crimson Skye, Nina with Harry Cohen and Nikki Amouyal of The Rockabaret. Second row: London's Hip DJ's The Broken Hearts, Anita Bravin (a burlesque darling), Fleur De Guerre (vintage model and a pin up). Third row: Sparkle Moore and The Baron Von Swankster (owners of London's top vintage shop "The Girl Can't Help It" at Alfies Antique Market), Costumer Shona Van Beers with Leila Mauro from Nina’s Hair Parlour.

In early October at the Phoenix Theatre Bar on Charing Cross Road, I attended Nina's opening party of her new hair salon at Alfies. It was amazing! Everyone was completely dressed to the nines in retro and vintage clothing and totally looked the part. Of course everybody had perfectly styled retro hair – courtesy of Nina and her team I’m sure. It was like going back in time and you could tell that everyone there loved it all! It was truly an amazing night!

There is no doubt that the arrival of Nina's Hair Parlour has given Alfies a new edge and hopefully we’ll continue to attract such creative and exciting people!
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