As far as shops for the essentials go, this cosy store on the quaint Columbia Road certainly isn't the cheapest, but it is an absolute haven for stationery fetishists. You may never have dreamt of spending £15 on a pocket sharpener, but when it shimmers gold (although made of brass) and comes with a tiny leather case, you may find yourself doing just that, and then making it a reality. Or pick up Moleskine-esque diaries and notebooks for similar prices, St Clement's beautifully crafted ceramic bird paperweights (£45) and their highly popular wooden pen/pencil tray (£30) carved from American black walnut wood by Andrew Hine especially for Choosing Keeping.
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|Venue name:||Choosing Keeping||Contact:|
128 Columbia Rd
|Opening hours:||11.30am-7pm Wed-Sat; 9.30am-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Shoreditch High Street Overground|
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I placed an online order and overall I was pleased with the process with one exception. I bought two of the same item as separate gifts, one in gold and one in silver, and asked for them to be giftwrapped. When they arrived they were both wrapped in the same colour and design of paper which meant opening one of them to check which colour item was in which. This kind of defeated the object of getting them giftwrapped. A small niggle but significant to me. Otherwise I was delighted with my purchases and would happily recommend.