House of Hackney's home, unsurprisingly, is in its namesake borough and is one of the most gorgeous retail establishments to land in London in years. Opened in 2013, this flagship store is bedecked in the deliberately over the top juxtapositions of print-on-print-on-print that have made the brand's name. Once you cross the threshold you're met with black polished floors and Dalston rose wallpapers lined up cheek by jowl with palm prints, bee prints and more. All of House of Hackney's stunning print collections are here – represented upstairs in rolls of paper, fabric, trays, mugs, fashion and collaborative designs with brands including Puma and William Morris. Downstairs you'll find furniture - with generously proportioned sofas and plump armchairs in more-is-more combinations of print and texture. But House of Hackney isn't just about hot-right-now prints – and their nods to local charms (see their Hackney Empire and Dalston Rose prints) extend to more than just names – products are made in England, and as far as possible in London.
House of Hackney has all the makings of a young Liberty, with whom they've already collaborated. This store is likely to become a stop-off destination for in-the-know fashion tourists from all over the world. Buy your future design classics now, we say.
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