Vien is a small but well-stocked vintage shop in the bohemian South East London suburb Crystal Palace, selling fashion and accessories from the fifties onwards and a furniture showroom displaying some modern takes on retro designs.
The selection of clothes on offer is all high quality vintage and yet still affordable. More importantly, the knowledgeable assistants or Vivienne, owner of Vien, are on hand to give you some fashion advice and honest feedback.
Vien not only stocks a great range of vintage but also offers a bespoke design service using vintage fabrics “The great thing about vintage shops is that you can find unique pieces with a design and fabric that you will not find in the high street which sources mass market clothing.” Vien is the must-visit destination for women’s vintage in London.
Vien also periodically launches her own designs tailored locally under her own labelled brand.
‘It’s all about the fabric,’ she says. ‘Good fabric, good design and right price point and we have a winner.’
(photographs by James Balston our local blogger and photographer)
Vien also stocks contemporary interior accessories from Broste Copenhagen and Pilgrim Jewelry and Candles from Charles Farris. Plus some really cool steampunk ornaments from London Ornaments and home ware from Germany and a host of other interesting items.
There is a fast turn over stock and so you will always be pleasantly surprised at the latest additions.