True, this hyper-trendy T-shirt boutique is a little out of the way, and it’s also one of the smallest shops in the capital – if tried to swing a cat in here you’d knock all the stock off the walls. But a schlep here is rewarded with the crème de la crème of independent, mainly US streetwear brands, with Tees, hoodies and tops from Rocksmith, Mishka, Sixpack France and DIM MAC keeping the place busy since early 2008. Staff, or rather the other guy in the room with you, is the knowledgeable, chirpy TC, the owner, who’ll be happy to talk you through what’s hot in LA, New York or Paris. Girls can choose from an expanding selection of tops from the likes of Darkhouse and Coup De Grace but will often end up leaving with an oversized boys Tee. Best of all, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything over £25. A gem.
|Venue name:||Imperious Rex!||Contact:|
75 Roman Road
|Opening hours:||Open noon-7pm Mon-Fri; 10am-6pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Bethnal Green tube|