Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Alfies Fan Club Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for the Alfies Fan Club competition. After so many great entries we chose three winners!

First Place: Marie Lancup with 'Shop til You Drop'

Marie wins a hair do courtesy of Nina’s Hair Palour and an Alfies 'Antiques are Green' canvas bag

Second Place: Rain Rabbit with 'Obligatory Mirror Shot'

Rain Rabbit wins a pretty vintage teacup from W&L Antiques and an Alfies 'Antiques are Green' canvas bag.

Third Place: Liza Al Sady with her stunning shot capturing the colourful glass and lighting on display at Alfies.

Liza wins an Alfies gift certificate and an Alfies 'Antiques are Green' canvas bag.

Remember if you have any great photos of Alfies you would like to share the Fan Club is still up and running on Flickr. Please add your favourite photos to it and keep it growing!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Alfies Antique Market celebrates the Festival of Britain in true vintage style

Here at Alfies we like to fly the flag for British design. When the Southbank Centre announced that they were going to organise a four-month festival to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, we couldn’t not take part.
So make your way to the second floor for an exhibition room set out with iconic pieces from the original Festival of Britain in 1951. See pieces of design history from Alfies dealers’ private collections including an English floor lamp from Lorna Lee Leslie, a chest of drawers by Frank Guille from Anouska Hunters Antiques and original brochures and collectables.

The exhibition runs from Tuesday 8th August until Friday 30th September.

Festival of Britain brochure cover, 1951.

Leaflet from the Festival of Britain, 1951.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


The pleasures of shopping are endless. Marketplace and mythology are inseparable, and now more so than even. It’s the new season and the time has come to go out, embrace the city, rediscover and regroup. Fashion catalogues, the catwalk and all new collections are full of vintage inspiration of past decades, and the beauty of the antique.

Diamond and Emerald necklace from Zeeba Jewels

Packet watch from Mo Heidarieh

But it’s all happening now!! Enough of cooking in the sun. No more beaches. Forget the countryside. It’s not good for you anyway. Enjoy an al fresco lunch at the Rooftop Restaurant!

The authentic and personal myth is vintage at Alfies and where the real action is. Spread across the decades; find your own personal moment, make a day at Alfies your antidote to mass produced and massively worn. Go out and create your own myth. It’s your time in the city.

Vintage trunk from Tin Tin Collectables

London is history, myth, and reality; and it is all here.

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