When you reach the Assembly Passage in the East End of London you may think you ended up in the wrong place. No, this can’t be the vintage store which got a great review from Vogue.
When I walked in I had the feeling I’m in an old abandoned clothing factory. Most of the clothes were arranged neatly on hangers but some of them were just lying around on the floor.
After spending an hour in the store, making sure I wasn’t going to skip over anything I was very lucky to find a fabulous Halston skirt from the 80s (for only 10 pounds!). Yes, that’s right! The secret is that I’m petite and the skirt was a size 4, so it probably didn’t fit anybody else.
There were also some interesting Balmain scarves and dresses (too big for me though). My friend also found a gorgeous scarf hidden in a purse.
So look carefully you never know what you may find. It might be your next ‘IT’ piece for the season.
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Levi Strauss is credited with inventing jeans.
For many years jeans were only used as work wear clothes, but by the 1940s they were considered leisure wear in America.
Jeans fashion history was truly made in the 1950s when film stars wore it in movies that the teenagers of the day followed with avid interest. Jeans became emblematic of American prosperity, Hollywood movie stars and rebellious youth.
In the 1970s young people all over the world started to wear jeans. Designers in Paris were not oblivious to this new trend and they presented torn jeans as items of fashion.
By the 1980s, ripped, frayed and torn jeans were a normal sight. Coloured jeans from white through to pastels were also popular as were stonewashed blue jeans.
Enjoying unprecedented popularity, jeans became recognized as one of the first examples of clothing to cross all boundaries of generation, gender, class and nation.