Located through Camden’s Cob gallery, the sumptuously dressed Guts for Garters space provides a new way of shopping for fashion, interiors and objects d’art. Part concept store, part avant-garde art installation, the venture is the brainchild of friends and collaborators Rachel Chudley and Cassie Beadle, who met while studying art history at the Courtauld Institute. The result is as anarchic as it is celebratory; a lavish, humourous, and slightly macabre feast for the senses. Highlights include royal plates comically defaced by artist Carrie Reichardt (we love the ‘Eat the rich or sleep with them’ slogan), elaborate corsets by Grace de Prez, ceramic rabbit heads by Martha Todd and vintage Vivienne Westwood clothing. One of the girls’ favourite items is the Le Gun wallpaper depicting the Queen tied up and Prince Charles with antlers. ‘It’s a bit like Hogarth – with little vignettes,’ smiles Chudley. ‘It works as a formal wallpaper too.’ Prepare for an unpredictable and original shopping experience.
|Venue name:||Guts for Garters|
205 Royal College Street
|Opening hours:||Open 11am-6pm Mon, Tue; noon-8pm Wed-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Camden Town tube|
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