Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year from everyone here at Alfies. We are looking forward to what the next year will bring! Here are some lovely vintage Christmas treats for you!
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
The wonderful Marianne Cheesecake putting on a show in The Girl Can't Help It's window
The Smoking Calaveras providing fantastic music for the guests
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For those stuck with what to buy for friends and family, you can purchase Alfies Gift Vouchers that are valid for all the shops and even the Rooftop Restaurant!
Christmas Opening Hours
Alfies will be opened until 4pm on Christmas Eve so plenty of time to get your last minute gifts, and will reopen again on Tuesday 4th January.
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Here at Alfies we have some fantastic items to help you serve up something special over the holiday season!
The Orginals have a fantastic collection of herb cutters to help you prepare for the big meal.
Here is just a selection of silverware from Goldsmith & Perris to dress your table with...
Thursday, 18 November 2010
Please allow us to invite you to our annual late night shopping evening here at Alfies Antique Market. As you might have heard, or experienced for yourself, it is always a very popular event which will turn pretty much anyone into a vintage and antiques enthusiast, as well as wake the festive spirit in you!
It is a perfect opportunity to do some gift shopping for your dear ones, find items to add to your own wish list, or simply shortlist items to sleep over and come back another time to take a second look at.
We will do our best to keep your stomach happy by offering a delightful choice of snacks as well as beverages kindly provided by our wonderful Rooftop Restaurant.
The Alfies team is very excited to announce that we have booked the following musicians for your musical entertainment: 'The Smoking Calaveras', who will provide some burning tunes inspired by the music of the 50's, and 'Nick the Squeeze', who will play some classics on his accordion.
And as every year, we have no doubt that our vintage and antiques dealers will have a treat or two planned, too...
Click here see some impressions from last year's event:
Remember, the 9th of December is this year's only opportunity to shop at Alfies after hours and, if that is not enough, we will be open right up until 4pm on Christmas Eve!
For your complimentary invitation please call 020 7723 6066 or email email@example.com
Alfies also has Gift Certificates that make a great alternative if you still can't make up your mind! They can be spent anywhere in Alfies, are valid for a year and come in denominations of £10, £20 and £50.
With festive regards,
Your Alfies Team.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Head down to Alfies next week during National Antiques Week and see an exhibition of the shortlisted designs and pick up one of these highly collectable bags! They're limited edition so get one early to avoid missing out!
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Find out more about National Antiques Week here.
Thursday, 4 November 2010
And to do our part in embracing the season and sweeten the night we had a little look around Alfies and picked out a few treasures to sparkle up those winter coats and capes!
Enjoy your Guy Fawkes weekend!
Thursday, 28 October 2010
From the Victorian Gothic Party - think mad woman in the attic, candle light and cameo brooches - to swank Murder Mystery themed outfits, there isn't an ensemble we can't accessorize! We're buzzing with excitement over period pieces that complete costumes this weekend and wardrobes all year 'round!
Browse through our broad range of Vintage clothes from different time periods and look out for fantastic Halloween gems hidden between a choice of unique costume opportunities!
And to put you in the right mood, check out The Girl Can't Help It's bewitching window displays!
A happy and haunted Hallowe'en from all of us at Alfies!!
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Included in her post is a brilliant quote from Vogue, 1931:
"A woman may and does wear pyjamas to quite formal dinners in her own house, to other people's dinners in town and country if you know them well and the more iconoclastic members of the female sex even wear them to the theatre." "Pyjamas - When are they worn?" Vogue 1 June 1931
Read the full post here and see more great photos of how to wear vinatge pyjamas in 2010.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Alfies is in itself a hand picked collection of dealers with an eclectic range of stock, but here are a couple of dealers with some very specific collections: Georgina Hayman from Hayman & Hayman
(Stand G052-53) offers an enormous selection of antique photo frames ranging from the 1850s through to the 1950s, with a wall dedicated to hanging frames. Georgina also has a fantastic collection of Limoges boxes and perfume bottles.
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Shortlist (in no particular order)
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