565 Stables Market, Camden Town
Despite studying fashion, when I’m at uni, my interest in clothes completely falters, with no time to read blogs for inspiration or go vintage hunting, I get stuck in a sartorial rut. So now I’ve basically finished my second year of university (wooooooo) I’m making the most of my time off by actually leaving the house to see what I’ve been missing out on. And I certainly was missing out! I forgot the feeling of spotting a pretty patterned dress on a rail in a vintage shop and beaming at it’s less-than-£20 price tag
When Sanju invited me down to her vintage shop in Camden for a cuppa and a look around, I couldn’t resist hauling myself out of bed. Despite it’s tackier tendencies, Camden really is one of my favourite places in London, I’m forever coming across vintage shops that I hadn’t noticed before and Mero Retro happens to be one of them. Tucked away in a corner of the Stables Market, Sanju runs a little vintage treasure trove. I must have tried on 5 or more dresses whilst I was there – all vintage, hand-picked and imported from Japan (meaning the quality was great – all their vintage seems to be fully lined too). I’d definitely recommend stopping by when you’re in the area, I couldn’t have asked for friendlier service. It also happens to be where I picked up that sunflower dress in the previous post, I was Vegas shopping and thought I’d go for something a bit ‘sunnier’ than usual!
A Giveaway! Modeled by Yours Truly…
Sanju generously provided me with a couple of bits to give away to you lovely ladies – this sweet little boxy bag and a pair of sunglasses (I want them both!!!). I’ll also throw in a few other freebies for good measure!
All I ask in return is that you leave a comment on this post and ‘Like’ the Mero Retro Facebook page. I think it’s fantastic to support small businesses so it really isn’t much to ask in return for your freebies – plus then you can keep up-to-date with all their latest bits and bobs! The giveaway is open internationally, and I’ll draw the winner on Friday the 3rd of June so I have time to post your package before I head off on holiday. Good luck! x