Thursday, 26 November 2009

Alfies Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of posts that will help you navigate the maze that is Alfies in search of the perfect Christmas gifts!

For Her...
The lovely lady in your life.

One of a large selection of beautiful perfume bottles from Hayman & Hayman.

An exquisite four piece Japanese silver tea set with floral detail, £1200. From Janes Antiques.

A delicate 1920s Art Nouveau evening bag, £325, from Sheila Cameron.

This 1950s Beswick cup and tray is perfect for a winter treat of hot tea and a slice of cake! £38 from Beth.

An iconic image of 1950s glamour in this Double Diamond Drinks Advert, from Ian Broughton, £38

A stunning early 1900s 22ct gold snake bangle with diamonds & ruby eyes, from Zeeba Jewels

Something for the home! A view from Lorna Lee Leslie's stand in the Quad. Alfies has a huge range of furniture and interior pieces to suit all tastes and budgets.

If you just can't decide what to get your loved one don't forget about our great gift certificates that can be used in any shop within Alfies! They are valid for a year and come in denomintations of £10, £20, & £50. For more information click here.

Alfies is also open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve, brilliant for some last minute shopping!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Christmas Dinner!

Christmas dinner is a highlight for most peoples Christmas Day. Here at Alfies there are some wonderful items to help enhance your feast!

To start we have this beautiful pair of silver napkin rings from a wide selection, from Goldsmith and Perris.

Silver napkin rings, Birmingham, 1942.

These beautiful wine glasses are from Linetta Grecco and would make a perfect addition to any table.

Set of 6 crystal white wine glasses.

Below is a selection of Gerald Benney Viners Cutlery, this stainless steel cutlery is from Robinson Antiques.

1960's stainless steel cutlery, Studio Range

This bakelite and white metal teapot from Connie Speight is perfect for having a nice cup of tea after your delicious dinner, matched with a bit of Christmas cake, of course!

Art Deco bakelite and white metal teapot circa 1930.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Alfies Christmas Shopping Party - 26th November 2009

To kick off the Christmas season, Alfies is once again hosting its ever popular Late Night Shopping Party. Avoid the high-street madness and join us after work for cocktails, nibbles and some festive entertainment. Explore one of London’s largest antique treasure troves and return home with fabulous gifts you know your family and friends will love for years to come.

Alfies’ Late Night Christmas Shopping Party is sure to make a very enjoyable and alternative Christmas shopping experience. It is the only opportunity of the year to shop here after hours and, if that is not enough, Alfies will be open right up until Christmas Eve!

For your complimentary invitation please call 020 7723 6066 or email

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Party Time!

Planning the perfect outfit for a Christmas party can be quite tricky. Here at Alfies we can make it easier by showing you some of our favourite party outfits.

This dress from
Tin Tin Collectibles is very striking and great for a more formal occasion.

Printed 1930's velvet dress.

Could this skirt be more perfect for the festive period? Fabulous hand painted cotton skirt from The Girl Can't Help It.

A 1950's circle skirt with hand painted angel and bauble design.

You can't go wrong with a Little Black Dress and this silk and lace dress from Persiflage is perfect for any occasion.

An elegant1920's black silk and lace dress

Green is a perfect colour choice for the festive period, and this cocktail dress from The Girl Can't Help It is stunning.

1950s Kelly green bubble bottom cocktail dress

Another fantastic outfit from Persiflage, this one is a 1980's Byblos dress. The gem detail on the top and sleeves makes this a very eye catching dress!

There are lots more fantastic outfits in Alfies to suit all your festive activities!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Alfies Christmas Gift Ideas (Part 1)

This is the first of a series of mini posts that will give you ideas and inspiration for the festive season. Whether you are looking for him, her, the family or the home, Alfies always has something to tempt you and solve all your Christmas present needs!

Family Values
Gift ideas for the young and the ones who have never grown up!

1940s Rocking Horse, £150 from Deborah Woolf Vintage

1930s Paper on Linen Lion Poster (88" x 77"), £1200 from Dodo Posters

1950s Ba-Ba The Elephent Pyjama Case, £45 from Ian Broughton

Reversable Child's Japanese Tour of Duty Souvenier Jacket
(late 1940s - early 50s), £195 from The Girl Can't Help It

It's easy to spend an afternoon Christmas shopping at Alfies, don't forget to visit the Rooftop Restaurant where you can warm up with a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake!

Keep an eye out for Part 2 of Alfies Christmas Gift Ideas...coming soon!
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