One day I will only have to visit one shop to buy all my clothes. This will be because money is no object. When that day comes, Marcos and Trump will be it.
Vivienne Westwood shoes, Dents leather gloves, silk fitted dresses; It's Carrie Bradshaw's wet dream. Even though it's not a big boutique, you can spend a good half hour browsing, feeling all the fabric, trying stuff on, playing with the hats. It's perfect if you are looking for an extra special outfit as I say a few labels in there I haven't in other places. The style is very Hobbs, but the NW3 collection, so not quite so frumpy. It's a must visit for any fashionista.
Oh. My. Pretty.
As if a market full of flowers and cakes and music and the most delicious coffee in the world (as voted in 2009) isn't enough, Marcos & Trump shine through at Columbia Road Flower Market with their swanky and delicate vintage style clothing, shoes and accessories.
It's the kind of shop that immediately turns girls into princesses upon entry with their oh-so-pretty-this'-and thats, from glittering brooches to feather headbands to precious umbrellas. And oh those dresses!
I'll admit that prices are hit and miss, ranging from the steal of a deal to well out of my range, but needless to say, they're one adorable gray polka-dotted strapless dress lighter after my little princess spree today.
Beautifully curated with price tags to match, Marcos & Trump carries gorgeous party dresses, sumptuous sweaters and simple pieces including leggings and cardigans. Catch them during a sale and snag a strapless number for just under £200! Among their accessories, the embellished hats and gloves stood out, sparkling necklaces draping down back velvet displays, earrings fit for the glamour of an evening cocktail party.
Look past the fabulous and notice a selection of suits, skirts, jackets and trousers, all a bit pricier than I'd deem then worth, but for a special occasion or a splurge, Marcos & Trump fits.
Marcos & Trump is a postage stamp sized boutique on East London's iconic Columbia Road, specialising in vintage fashion and accessories while also carrying lines such as Diab'Less.
With a small but high quality selection of dresses and coats largely dating to the fifties and sixties, Marcos & Trump is an ideal destination for those who like their vintage well edited and, well, a little pricey.
While turning up gems such as the occasional superb fifties evening coat or sixties silk shift, Marcos & Trump's vintage jewellery is a little overpriced with simple rhinestone brooches dating to the fifties coming in at around £25.
My advice? Pop into Marcos & Trump if you're looking for a high quality - ergo expensive - item of vintage clothing but hit nearby Spitalfields Market on a Sunday to satisfy your vintage costume jewellery needs for a fraction of the price.
In the plethora of arty, vintage and fashionable shops which make up Columbia Road, Marcos & Trump manages to sail ahead of the competition. The shop is made up of vintage, and modern clothes (but which hang together nicely), and accessories, jewellery and bags.
I love the way, when I come in, I feel like I am stumbling into the boudoir of Ava Gardner. It's sexy, sleek and seductive. And that is just the shop! The clothes are equally as beautiful.
I came here just before Christmas, and found the most perfect purse for my sister. It was a deep ocean blue colour, with a leather bow on the front. Trust me, it was very much appreciated! I'm pleased to find another place in town which is my go-to for gifts.
Okay, so I'm not a lady so why am I reviewing a lady-clothes shop? I just enjoyed the shop. Its like being in the dressing room of a theatre in the 20s, lots of outfits and accessories flung around as if the diva was just at her dressing table and left in a strop. The shop stocks a mix of vintage finds from all decades and some new boutique ranges of clothing. Plus a few bits and bobs of homewares and other quirky things. I got a really cool badge there.
If you're up on Colombia Road for the plants then drop in here and check it out, its tucked away at the end of the market but I always like to roam the market on the way up and then browse the vintage shops on the way back down the street.
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