Back to the series of my favourite second-hands! This time Penny Lane!
This is perhaps one of the most beautiful boutiques ever, thanks to the extraordinary round interior: two floors with a balcony that goes around the second floor, and an amazing mirror in the ceiling! You can look down and see the grand piano, the mannequins, feathers, hats, all the amazing dresses, everything!
Everytime I go there I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt! The evening gowns and cocktail dresses are true vintage style, you'll find shoes, jewellery, coats, skirts, blouses, petticoats, the whole package!
And the second floor is a fairytale of its own: bridal gowns, rare old fashion evening dresses and ball gowns, Makes you feel like Alice in Wonderland!
The owner is a beautiful lady with utmost class and grace. She knows everything about vintage fashion, the history, theory and practise and it is always such a pleasure to visit her boutique!
I've thought about the special factor that makes the magic in all these shops I've introduced, happen. It is the fact that to all these owners vintage is a way of life. The shops are like mirrors to their souls. A state of mind that can only happen when passion is involved. Passion for the whole era of time and past decades, love for beautiful, tailored garments, for the whole idea that something is unique and can last forever.
You can feel all that in Penny Lane.