Thursday, 16 December 2010

Living Etc

Living Etc recommending Alfies Christmas Shopping Party!

Ninas Hair Parlour Competition

Homes and Antiques Magazine and Ninas Hair Parlour are offering one lucky reader a fantastic vintage makeover worth a whopping £100! Find more information about the competition here

Homes and Antiques

Hand painted art deco cup and Saucer from Beth

Wine glass with teardrop stem

Antique cutlery set and Mapin and Webb pierced dish from Goldsmith and Perris
Champagne Coupe from Beth

Vintage napkin from June Victor

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Coco Sumner recommends Alfies

In an article from ES Magazine singer Coco Sumner was asked

Which London shops do you rely on? Coco answers -

Alfie's Antique Market, in Marylebone, is a great indoor flea market".

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Friday, 10 December 2010

Daisy Fay likes Interiors

The lovely Daisy Fay has given our Christmas Party a fantastic write up on her blog Daisy Fay likes interiors, we particularly loved her photos! Glad you enjoyed the party!

Fantastic picture of Stephen Lazarus's shop

Murano ashtrays at Robinson Antiques

Friday, 3 December 2010

Blue Wings - Finnish In Flight Magazine

Translated as

"Alfies Antique Market has been the favourite of collectors, interior designers and celebrities for 30 years. About 100 dealers offer antiques and collectables, from 1920s posters and costume jewellery to books and crockery. The large basement of the building contains Europe’s biggest selection of 1950s designs, from furniture to lampshades. Also visit the Alfies Rooftop cafe."

Emm in London

Great preview of our Christmas Shopping Party from Emm's fantastic blog!

You can read the ful post here

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Ninas Hair Parlour on BBC! - Turn Back Time The High Street

Turn Back Tine - The High Street

"A group of modern shopkeepers and their families are trading their way through one hundred years of history. They've set up shop in a 21st century town in a bid to make its residents fall in love with its high street once more. They are overseen by a Chamber of Commerce, led by Masterchef judge and greengrocer Gregg Wallace."

This week featured Leila from Ninas Hair Parlous demonstrating 1960s hairstyles.

Watch it on iPlayer now!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Homes & Gardens

December 2010

Alfies Antiques
Housed on the site of a former Edwardian department store, this is one of the capital's largest indoor antiques markets. More than 75 dealers trade in Art Deco, silver, furniture, jewellery, paintings, ceramics, glass and vintage clothing. Join the festivities at the late-night Christmas shopping party, Thursday 9th December, 5-9pm.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Antiques News & Fairs

November 2010
The first week of December sees the start of the Christmas party season with the dealers and management at Alfies Antiques Market in Church Street, Marylebone and Grays Antiques in Davies Street, Mayfair opening the doors in the evening with cocktails, music and shopping. Grays Antiques party takes place from 6-8 on Thursday 2 December 2010 and the Alfie's party takes place at the same time on Thursday 9 December. To receive a complimentary invitation contact Grays Antiques and Alfie's Antiques Market"

House & Garden

December 2010

Christmas Shopping Parties
December 9th - Alfies Antique Market
"Enjoy live music and drinks at these late-night shopping parties, where dealers offer antiques, jewellery, and collectables (Grays) and twentieth-century furniture, art and vintage fashion (Alfies). Admission free by invitation: call 020 7723 6066."

BBC Homes & Antiques

December 2010

"Homes & Antiques Guide To Christmas
19. Festive Antiquing
Our antique gift feature on page 37 shows how simple it is to buy an original present. And where better to browse for such delights than at a late-night Christmas shopping party? Alfies Antique Market and Grays, London are treating you to an evening of cocktails, bubbly and entertainment while you shop. Alfies' is on the 9th December and Grays' is on the 2nd."

"Christmas Days Out
2. Alfies Antique Market
Escape the cold high street and spend the day shopping at Alfies. Discover 75 independant vintage & antique dealers in this four floor Art Deco building, treat yourself in the rooftop cafe, shop ethically, and buy gifts for loved ones."

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Antiques Info

BBC Homes & Antiques

November 2010 - National Antiques Week Special Offer!

Antique Shopping Guide

National Antiques Week - Exclusive 20% Discount

Visit Alfies during National Antiques Week from the 16th Nov with a copy of November's issue of Homes & Antiques and get 20% from the following dealers:

Goldsmith & Perris
The Upholstery Workshop
Thirteen Interiors
Dodo Posters

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Telegraph

8th November 2010

"The Broken Hearts aka Nisha and Amber, both 25, play party tunes from the 1920s to the present day.

Our act is as much about the way we look as the music we play. We met while working at vintage shop, Beyond Retro, in Brick Lane, east London.

Our playsuits are from a line we designed with the London boutique Beyond the Valley and our tights are a collaboration with the hosiery designers Bebaroque. Not only are their designs beautiful, but they are two best friends and work together, like us.

Terry de Havilland made us some bespoke shoes with Broken Hearts on the soles in crystals, but today we are wearing Vivienne Westwood for Melissa heeled jelly shoes.

Our newest discoveries are Paperself fake eyelashes. They are laser-cut into patterns and look great on stage with bright Barry M lipstick. We get our Louise Brooks bobs cut in Nina's Hair Parlour in Alfie's Antique Market, London, which specialises in retro hairstyles.

Most of our bookings are for fashion parties. We have played for Vivienne Westwood, Selfridges and Turkish Vogue. Our best gig was on the roof of the Ritz in Moscow on Christmas Day. We took our boyfriends to that one."

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Modern Vintage Girl

Fashion blogger Angel Cutsforth paid a visit to Alfies and fell in love with Persiflage! Read what she thought of the shop here.

She also reviewed The Girl Can't Help It!

Antiques Trade Gazette

6th November 2010

"The Antiques are Green campaign grabs a spot in the limelight during National Antiques Week (starting November 16) with the sale of 200 £4 canvas bags to a design by the winner of a competition jointly organised with London's Alfies Antique Market. Size designs including the one, left, by Susan Taylor, have been shortlisted and can be seen at The winner will be announced on Nov 9."
By Joan Porter, ATG.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Channel 4 Shopping Guides

Alfies have been included in their shopping guide under Antique Centres and Permanent Outlets.

"If you can’t wait for the next fair, market or car boot sale, there are some great antique outlets, across the UK, where you can shop every day of the week. These permanent markets and specialist centres house items from a wide variety of antique dealers and stock all types of vintage items."

Friday, 29 October 2010

New York Times Magazine - Blogs

29th October 2010

London Underground / The Pleasure Seekers
By Elias Redstone

Fleur Britten states: "There is a new mood on the hedonist scene, away from shiny, overdesigned venues to something more appropriate for the times. You could call it “austerity chic,” but do not confuse it with cheap...People enjoy spaces that show some personality and soul.” The shift means that aggressive design and unnecessary accouterments, like tricky lighting walls, are definitely out...Instead the look is deconstructed, un-glossed and a little bit messy. While the aesthetic may change from place to place, the components favor the use of salvaged and “preloved”materials.

To get the look in London — be it an antique mantelpiece or religious artifact — head to Westland, Lassco or Alfies Antiques Market."

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Style Bubble

The lovely Susie on Style Bubble (a fantastic fashion blog!) blogs about a pair of silk 'cocktail' pyjamas from Tin Tin Collectibles. Its a fantastic read and includes some historic information on that type of pyjamas. She has also styled then in some great ways!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The London Magazine

Austrailian art dealer Jennifer Guerini-Maraldi's names Alfies as one of her 'Top Places to Shop' in The London Magazine

"Alfie’s is a must for finding individual pieces of furniture and fabulous lights from the 1940s-70s."

Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Times

Vintage for Beginners
Saturday 9/10/2010

Vintage Online
“The 1950s and 1960s

The postwar period is becoming increasingly attractive in the eyes of the collector and prices have begun to move accordingly…One of the best indoor markets for collectables from this era is Alfies: a list of dealers and their websites can be found at

The 1970s and 1980s

The 1970s was until recently known as the “decade that style forgot”; woth the exception of the kipper tie, a massive reappraisal has been taking place and both the Seventies and Eighties are now yielding up their treasures Alfies is still a good place to look online…”
Virginia Blackburn, Saturday 9/10/2010