Friday, 21 June 2013

A Treasure Trove of Surprises

Alfies boasts a wide array of specialist vintage and antique shops selling everything from English ceramics, mid-century design and 19th century furniture, to Art Deco glassware, 18th century watercolours, and vintage African textiles. With an ever-changing stock of unusual antiques and vintage collectables, there's always something new to explore. We've selected a few of our favourite new items...

A pair of early 20th century trunk (top one is English, bottom one is French) in light tan with polished brass locks and studs, wooden strapping, leather corners and handles. From Tin Tin Collectables Luggage.

Art Deco Goldschneider wall mask from Mirror Master

A selection of original Lea Stein brooches from Paola & Iaia - The Originals

A late 19th century steamer trunk with polished cast metal frame, brass lock with key, wooden strapping and leather knuckles by C.A. Taylor of Chicago & New York. The date is seen on the side casting and reads October 23rd 1893. From Tin Tin Collectables Luggage.

A selection of jewellery from Jean Cocteau. From Angry-Agent

A selection of Clarice Cliff ceramics from Beth

Modernist rug with geometric red and cream pattern from Mirror Master

A Minton breakfast cup and saucer (1875), botanical specimen plates by Spode (c1800) from Janes Antiques.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is almost here! It can be a daunting task searching for the perfect gift but at Alfies you will always find something suitable for your Dad.
Here are a few ideas....

1930s French Mirrored Drinks Tray from Mirror Master
1950s/60s Omega watch from Moe Heidarieh

1920s Silver and enamel fox cufflinks from Kieron Rielly

1920s Cigarette case from Janes Antiques
1930s French Deco chrome lighter with clock from Tony Durante
Bulldog corkscrew c1930 from Beth
Bronze racing car plaque by Huguenin, 1922. From Angry-Agent

Friday, 7 June 2013

Vintage Fashion Finds

Elegant Biba Trousers, glamorous Paquin evening dresses and ultra-cool Ossie Clarke suits, are just a few of the fabulous vintage designer labels available at Tin Tin Collectables. Specialising in vintage costume and accessories from the 1900s to the 1970s, this shop is undoubtedly one of London's best places for vintage fashion. Expect to find fabulous Thirties and Seventies designer labels, ostrich plumes, silk lame robes and beaded flapper dresses.

Fashion designers, film and television costume designers, museums, and individual collectors are all frequent shoppers at this Aladdin's cave. Tin Tin Collectables is run by Leslie Verrinder, who has a wealth of fashion knowledge and a passion for past designs. He has also curated costume and design exhibitions for major British and American museums. All his clothing is hand selected to guarantee perfect condition and style. Here's a sneak peek of the new collection at Tin Tin Collectables.

A glamorous 1970s sequin jacket by Biba. 

A fabulous 1970s suit by Biba. The top is made of polyster crepe with printed polka dot design, ballon sleeves, over sized collar, and shired high waits. The trousers are made of fine wool crepe.

A 1970s dress by Lee Bender at Bus Stop. Printed rayon with ruffles and sleeves and bust, with open back detail. 

Timelessly elegant, this cream 1930s silk satin evening gown with beautiful bead work to neckline and bias cut to hem.

Early 1970s dress by Sharon's Shoppe in Kensignton Market. Polyester chiffon, with hand painted velvet trim. 

A sophisticated 1930s black devore silk evening gown by Paquin. 

A wonderful 1970s suit by Ossie Clark. Fine wool crepe with yellow trim to all edges. 

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