February 23, 2010
Best of London shopping: Lapin & Me*
For those who may have missed my story in Time Out,
here are some more pics from my latest fave shop in London, Lapin &
Me. The newest arrival to the independent shopping haven that is
Columbia Road (well, it's actually just around the corner on Ezra
Street, but near enough), Lapin & Me stocks a fanciful and French-y
range of limited-edition dolls, design-led products, stationery,
homewares and children's clothes.
Birdy is also super-chuffed to have served a tiny role in the creation
of the real bricks-n-mortar shop. Apparently owner Madeleine James was
inspired by the Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays post last year, and started looking around the area for the perfect premises.
my shopping wishlist is the hand-stitched "one-eyed" doll (see top pic,
£36), Nathalie Lete's illustrated "Parisian shopper", and a Fatina doll brooch (£21). There are also glass jars on the main counter brimming with the most delightful pocket-money goodies, like Alain Gree labels (£3.50), vintage stork & baby sets (£2) and Tooth Mouse boxes (£3.50).
Don't fret if you're out of London – you can dig into this whimsical treasure trove online at www.lapinandme.co.uk.
* Please bear with me - I'm flying back to my Sydney nest so I'm digging into the Wee Birdy archives for a couple of weeks. Normal posting (and ace new London shops) will resume shortly. xx