A brand new independent shop has opened on Essex Road, Islington last Thursday! It’s all about pre-loved designer clothes with the coolest hand-picked selection in town. Filled with everything from Moschino, YSL, Dior, D&G, Armani, Versace to Iceberg and Champion, you’ll find exactly what you were looking for.
The owner, Jonathan, has been building up his amazing collection for years and now felt it was time to settle down in a shop. He could not have found a better location than the up-and-coming Essex road filled with design, art and local family businesses.
I’ve been observing his journey for a while now and also helped him to put the shop together and without being biased I truly believe Retro-A-Porter (alongside with Jonathan) is destined for big success. It’s not only a passionate independent shop with a sustainable approach but also a hub for stylish slow fashion believing that it is better and more eco-friendly to invest in garments that are made well, therefore last longer and bear less burden for our environment.
Last Thursday we finally opened the doors of Retro-A-Porter with a celebratory launch event. It was a big success and since then the shop is open to the public. A treasure trove on its own, Retro-A-Porter will also offer workshops and renting services for stylists and its carefully curated collection is available at 157 Essex Road, London, from Tuesday to Sunday.