Secret Shops We Love

Devon Farm Shops

Marion Hume | March 28th, 2012

Photo by Peter Hunt
You take the highroad and I’ll take the low road and although I’ll doubtless be stuck behind a tractor, I’ll get to visit all the farm shops while you get bored on the motorway.
Farm shops selling their own and their neighbours’ local produce have become little businesses which add up to big [...]

Europe, Miscellaneous, Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

7 Crafty Sisters in Seoul by Rea Kim

Guest Contributor | March 5th, 2012

How often do you see 7sisters getting along never mind running an empire of metal craft? This quirky shop/gallery is the third store in ever so trendy area called Samchun-dong, an area full of museums, small galleries and billions of coffee shops and eateries.
Ah-won craft has been around for almost thirty years. As any other [...]

Miscellaneous, Secret Shops We Love, Seoul, South Korea, Stuff we Love

Where To Buy Quirky Gifts in NYC – A & G Merch

Deana Bianco | January 13th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of A & G Merch
I love to give presents. Whether it is a special occasion or for no reason at all my first stop is A & G Merch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is the store where you find one of a kind knicknacks you are proud to give, even in [...]

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Secret Shops We Love - Mishka Vintage by Tamara Cincik

Guest Contributor | November 17th, 2011

I’m a fashion stylist with a love for the story behind the clothes: the antique lace, the Victorian cape, the beaded flapper dress or the 60’s wiggle cocktail dress. My husband calls it hoarding; I prefer the term archiving, as my wardrobes are filled to brimming with my treasured vintage finds and I geek [...]

Europe, London, Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Secret Shops We Love - Monsoon, Rangoon, Burma

Marion Hume | August 18th, 2011

Photo by Amber Rowlands
You would not expect a chic concept store in old Rangoon, now called Yangon. Yet Loft is that. Up a rickety staircase above a first floor restaurant called Monsoon, and thus two flights up from the street level cafe of that same name, Loft has a beautifully curated selection of treasures, from [...]

Asia, Burma ( Myanmar), Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love

Secret Shops We Love - Victorian Gilt

Karen Walker | May 31st, 2011

Somewhere you’ll never stumble across by accident or on the tourist trail, Victorian Gilt’s tucked away in an Auckland suburb but has a selection of late 19th to mid 20th century linen, clothing and accessories that rival the best markets of Europe. I especially love their bed linen - be prepared to rummage! [...]

Auckland, Miscellaneous, New Zealand, Oceania, Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love

Secret Shops We Love - KIOSK

Jamie McLellan | January 12th, 2011

KIOSK put together collections of useful (and sometimes tasty) items based on their travels abroad, with each collection focusing on a single destination.
I recently stumbled upon their cool little showroom in Soho, upstairs in a grungy walk-up. The entrance feels more like an ‘underground’ club than a ‘design’ store, but once past the narrow [...]

Americas, New York, Secret Shops We Love, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, United States

Secret Shops We Love - The Temporary NYC Dunhill Store

Deana Bianco | February 24th, 2010

Image Courtesy of
Gentlemen, just because it is cold outside doesn’t mean your fashion sense has to suffer. Put aside all the bulky footwear and puffy coats and replace them with an ultra glamorous pair of forest green Dunhill alligator skin boots and sleek jackets. Ok, maybe these items won’t make it [...]

Americas, New York, Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love, United States

Secret Shops We Love - Stephen Walters & Sons

Marion Hume | January 24th, 2010

You might wonder why there are no visuals with this post. That’s because the exterior of Stephen Walters & Sons doesn’t look that promising and unless you are a nosy journalist like me, you can’t go inside the main building. The adjoining mill shop, which is open to the public, looks like nothing much really.
The [...]

Europe, Secret Shops We Love, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

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