Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Times online

Here is an interview with Karen Hanton, founder of Toptable restaurant website on Times online.

"Her interest in furniture often takes her around markets and antique shops in search of new finds. London favourites for scavenging include Alfies Antiques Market in Marylebone, and Lassco, which has salvage and reclamation yards in the City and Vauxhall."

You can read the full article here

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Time Out London

Time Out London
London's Secret Markets
26th Nov - 2nd Dec

"If you like retro interiors stuff, you'll love...Alfies Antique Market
Speciality: Antiques, vintage wares and retro hairstyles
When: Tuesday - Saturday
Home to about a hundred dealers and a wide range of items over 4 jam-packed floors. Seek out Nina's Hair Salon for a retro hairstyle and then head to The Girl Can't Help It to get kitted out in '40s and '50s finery. Keep an eye out for vintage glass Christmas decorations from Manic Attic (from £15 for a box of 12), as well as original barkcloth fabric and cushions. Don't miss Dodo's for '20s and '30s poster, and labels from £15." Rebecca Lowrey Boyd, Time Out.

Also in the same issue:
Alfies Christmas Shopping Party

"Alfies Shopping Party
Alfies is throwing its annual late-night Christmas party this wee, where guests will be treated to cocktails and bubbly while they peruse the antique treasures. RSVP by phone or the email address below to attend." Shopping Events - Time Out.

Time Out London - Advert

Advert in Time Out
26th - 2nd December 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Friday, 13 November 2009

National Antiques Week

BBC Homes & Antiques
National Antiques Week 23rd-30th November 2009

"It's National Antiques Week from 23rd-30th November. See below for all the exciting events happening around the country:

Thursday 26th November
London's largest antique treasure trove, Alfies Antique Market, Marylebone will be hosting a late night Christmas Shopping Party on Thursday 26th November, from 5pm-9pm."

Read the full list of events here.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Antique News

Antique News
National Antique Week

"23 - 30 - NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK - 01225 742240

THURSDAY 26 - Alfie's Antiques Market, Alfies Antique Market: 13 - 25 Church Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT Alfie's Antique Market Entry free by invitation, please call 0207 723 6068

Late night Christmas shopping party 5pm - 9 pm

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Shop London

Shop London
Autumn/Winter 2009/10

"I used to buy at Alfies Antique Market in the 90s, when i designed for Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. Check out the estate jewellery in Zeeba's display cabinets - and Alfies cafe is great for Lunch" Melanie Press tells Shop about the seasons finds.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

The Times Online

The Sunday Times
Alex Polizzi: Under new management
By Emma Wells

"TV’s Hotel Inspector isn’t afraid to voice her opinions – as her husband discovered when she set her sights on his home...“My mother says I treat the world as if it were a bazaar. I absolutely love to shop.” She lists Alfies Antique Market, in Marylebone, and Porta Romana, in Chelsea Harbour, as London favourites." Emma Wells, The Sunday Times, 25 October 2009.

To view the full article click here.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

West London Living
My West London Life

Louise Verber was recently interviewed about her life as an antique dealer in West London for, an online lifestyle and listing magazinefor West London.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Alfies on James Brown's Supermodel Salon

Alfies recently appeared in celebrity hairdresser James Brown's brand new program 'James Brown's Supermodel Salon.' James Brown visits Alfies with his best friend Kate Moss on a shopping trip to furnish his new hairdressing salon.

"This one-off film for E4 follows James Brown, hairdresser to the stars, as he prepares to launch his first salon in London.

James Brown is the man behind Kate Moss's hair. He also lists Sienna Miller and Lily Allen among his previous clients. And now, with the backing of childhood friend Kate Moss, the time has come for James to go solo." C4 On Demand.

Click here to watch the program on Channel 4 On Demand.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

London Design Guide 2009

London Design Guide
Edited by Max Fraser

To coincide with London Design Week, Maz Fraser launched his new annual design guide with independent reviews of shops, galleries, and design institutions in and around London.

"Opened by Bennie Gray in 1976 on the site of the Edwardian department store Jordan's, Alfies has evolved into one of the city's leading destinations for antiques and 20th-century collectible furniture, lighting, ceramics, jewellery, art and clothing. With more than 75 dealers spread across 3,500-square-metres of space over five floors, it is also one of the country's vastest indoor antiques arcades. It is largely thanks to this emporium that the rather hotch-potch Church street is now lined with antiqe dealers.

There are several major retail spaces among the bric-a-brac. Unrivaled in Italian vintage lighting and interiors is Vincenzo Caffarella Gallery, which offers and extensive collection of mainly 1950s to 1970s Italian lighting, furniture, and art - including such beauties as a pair of 1960s Mazzega Murano glass chandeliers; a rare 1950s chromefloor lamp by Arredoluce; and a sculptural
L'Apoggio chair by Claudio Salocchi. In the basement, occupying more than 500-square-metres, Decoratum has tidy room sets arranged by style or era with an emphasis on designer pieces from the 1940s through the 1970s.

Decoratum's organised displays distinguish the dealer from the rest of Alfies, where many others cram as much as possible into their tiny warrens. Swirly carpets and fluorescent lighting prevail, thankfully stripping this place of unneccessary pretension. Don't let this deceive you: dealers can be shrewd and prices inflated. With such as huge selection, the enjoyment comes from hunting down a hidden treasure." London Design Guide, 2010.

Click here to find out more about The London Design Guide.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Queens of Vintage

Queens of Vintage
Alfies Treasure Hunt
5th September 2009

Alfies has a social networking profile on Queens of Vintage. Queens of Vintage is "a daily global fashion and home chic glossy for vintage lovers". All our events are listed here and advertised to the contacts we've made though the site. Click here to see the Alfies profile.

View the Queens of Vintage website here:

Saturday, 18 July 2009

The Independent On Sunday

The 50 Best Markets (No.2 Alfies Antique Market)

"Behind the Egyptian-style Art Deco fa├žade of this once-derelict department store-turned-antiques centre, 100 dealers ply their wares over two storeys. For the last 30 years, this has been in the little black books of interior designers and collectors. From a Clarice Cliff tea set to Victorian charm bracelet, for 20th-century design, vintage fashion and collectables, Alfies is the place to go." Independent on Sunday, 18th July 2009

Click here to see the article online.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Busy Girls Guide
Black Book
(posted July 2009)

Alfies has been recommended in TheBusyGirlsGuide Black Book for shopping in London:

"Nestled on the ground floor of Alfie’s Antique Market, 'The Girl Can't Help It' is an old-fashioned store and the place to come to invest in a fashion statement piece. The rails, walls and glass cabinets that fill the diminutive space are crammed to bursting with exquisite tops, bottoms, jackets, lingerie, swimwear and accessories from the 30s, 40s and 50s."

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Time Out London

Shopping and Style - Highly Decorated

Edited by Maggie Davis

"At Alfies Antique Market, you might just find the real thing at William Campbell Fine Frames and Framing. 'To put it crudely, I suppose you could say that baroque is bling,' says Campbell. 'It's opulent, theatrical, camp and big. It's full volume.' In terms of picture frames, baroque means deep, intricate carving with heavy gilding. The best examples are worth thousands but it's possible to find good twentieth-century copies for a few hundred. 'They can look really great framing contemporary art,' says Campbell. Elsewhere in Alfies are grandiose Murano glass chandeliers at Francesca Martire and Vincenzo Caffarella. Louise Verber, Manley Black, Bernard Barkoff and Travers Antiques get the occasional baroque, from beautifully turned console tables to elaborate clocks." Time Out London, 2-8 April 2009

Saturday, 28 March 2009

The Times Magazine

Ask Lucia
Style and substance for modern living
by Lucia Van Der Post

Lucia Van Der Post gives advice on what to do with a dark basement room with no natural light:

"I debated going the light, bleached Scandinavian route - painting everything white; having a floor of wide pale planks from Dinesen or paintingexisting floorboards; using masses of gorgeous lights (not just spotlights, but also somethin g delicious such as an antique chandelier, or edgy, such as an old dentist's light from Alfie's Market in Marylebone, London" The Times Magazine, 28th March 2009

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Homes & Antiques

Homes & Antiques
February 2009

"Crafty Styling- Don't hide away your creative endeavours - make a quirky display of your tools by arranging choice objects around a favourite piece of furniture. 1930's Shelving Unit, £95, Beth Adams at Alfies Antique Market."

"New Lease of Life - Create a pretty tea-time tableau by mixing and matching favourite pieces of tableware, laid out on an old tablecloth, refreshed in a coordinating dye. Glass 'Handkerchief' Bowl, £15; Beswick Cup and Plate, £40, both Beth Adams at Alfies Antiques Market."
Styling: Charis White
Photographs: Debi Treloar

House and Garden

House and Garden

February 2009

"OPPOSITE FROM LEFT: The walls in the entrance hall are covered with blown-up photographs of leaves, which help to create a feeling of light and space. The owners' Italian vases, bought in The Shop at Bluebird in the King's Road, bring the images to life. The Manuel Canovas wallpaper in the main hall was the starting point for the decoration of the house, followed by the orange Cappellini chair and purple chandelier from Alfies Antique Market." House and Garden, Feb 2009