Posts Tagged ‘Columbia Road’

Shopping Nights

Retailers are really pushing the boat out when it comes to getting you to part with your cash this Christmas. This week Vogue has kicked off Online Fashion Week, plus I have recently written about Boxpark in Shoreditch on Twin and the Columbia Road late night openings, not to mention last week I went to the Seven Dials / Carnaby Street 20% off shopping evening where shoppers were plied with champagne and mince pies.

Well, it seems if it’s not online late night openings are where it’s at. Notting Hill is getting in on the action this Thursday. One of my new fave brands Paper London are there, offering discounts, music and booze! Others involved include Helmut Lang, Les Petits, Joseph, Sandro and Miller Harris. For the full list of participating boutiques and discounts see here

Christmas Wednesdays

This year Columbia Road is again hosting its ‘Christmas Wednesdays’. The shops at the beloved Columbia Road market are usually only open at the precious weekends, but in the run up to Christmas they open their doors every Wednesday evening (well, everyone’s out to make a bit of extra cash to see them through the long month of January, right?)

Cynicism aside, this is a romantic setting, a great non-high street place to look for quirky presents and will undoubtedly be filled with brilliant street music, droves of cool kids and mince pies galore. I’ll be there to celebrate my birthday on 30th with some festive shopping. Wrap up warm, it’s gonna be a good’un.

Opening times will be 5-9pm on Wednesday 30th November and the 7th, 14th, 21st of December.

Shops open on Christmas Wednesdays include:

Angela Flanders
Ben Southgate
Beyond Fabrics
Bob & Blossom
Columbia Road Gallery
Delicious Home
Idonia Van Der Bijl
Jessie Chorley and Buddug
Jones Dairy
Kay Symons Leather Goods
Keeping House
Lee’s Seafood
Lily Vanilli
Marcos and Trump
Nelly Duff
Nelsons Head
Open House
Our House Gallery
Queenie and Ted
Stoned and Plastered
Suck and Chew
The Future Mapping Company
The Powder Room
The Red Mud Hut
The Royal Oak
Two Columbia Road

Christmas shopping panic

Don’t panic.

Rather then head to the hullabaloo of Oxford Street for your last-minute Christmas shopping why not try something different?

This evening Columbia Road and Ezra Street, the cobbled East End streets famed for the Sunday flower market, will be buzzing as the independent shops and galleries open up especially for a night of shopping.

Ok, ok, so it *might* get a little busy there too, but why face Oxford Street again when you can have a shufty around the independent boutiques, which are packed with hand-made treats rather than mass-produced tat?  Fortysomething shops, which usually only trade on Sundays alongside the market, will be open from 5pm until 9pm.

Pop along for unique gifts, live music and festive cheer.

Posted: December 22nd, 2010
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