House of Harlot
Time Out says
Handmade latex mastery for Masters, Mistresses, fetishistas, fashionistas, kinksters, and hijinx-sters.
Designer Robin Archer and his team are famous worldwide for their brilliantly made, imaginatively conceived haute-couture rubber clothing, and have increasingly collaborated with high fashion houses in recent years; Giles Deacon called upon them to create a series of tie dye latex dresses, for example, and they also worked with Loewe to transfer archive silk scarf patterns onto stunning rubber shirts. Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Christian Dior have all sent House of Harlot strutting down their catwalks; they’ve clad the bodies of many a celebrity; and the glossy mags keep coming back to them to put glossy garb on their front covers.
These days, the House of Harlot shop is located near Brick Lane, and the items available to buy for both men and women are hotter than any curry on the menu in the neighbourhood. Forward-thinking, fashion-led details abound, as do aspects that will appeal to the seasoned sinner, like peek-a-boo zips, inflatable sex-doll bosoms, and posture collars (essentially, corsets for the neck). As you might expect, prices are commensurate with the workmanship involved and the brand’s deluxe reputation, but service is highly professional, personalised and friendly, and whatever you invest in will be tip-top quality. Off-the-peg items can be tailored, or extra-extraordinary custom clothing can be created from scratch – call to make an appointment for a consultation.
House of Harlot also produce TG Clothing, a latex range for the ‘rubber clubber’ from famed fetish club Torture Garden. This too is increasingly fashion-forward, featuring pieces such as fringed rubber epaulettes, leotards with strait-jacket-esque bondage sleeves, one-shoulder catsuits and dresses-cum-capes.
Unit 2B 63-65 Princelot Street
|Transport:||Tube: Aldgate East tube or Shoreditch High Street rail|
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 12pm-6pm|
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Sadly this wonderful shop went into liquidation and Robin and his team of brilliant designers, pattern cutters and makers are no longer working there. I understand it is entirely under new management and the wonderful team are no longer involved. My visits to London won’t be the same!
Wanting to look special, be made to feel special and walk out with or order a truly special outfit? House of Harlot is the place to go for well made, stylish and perfect-fitting latex designs in a comfortable welcoming setting just off of London's Brick lane. From the minute you walk in, the personalised service is professional and yet friendly and the staff always put themselves out to ensure they get it just right . I have bought many items over the years, whether made-to-measure, custom designed or off the rack, they are well-made durable and never fail to get compliments. It is definitely worth a visit.
House of Harlot has moved from this location to Shop 2, 63-65 Princelet Street, London E1 5LP. New phone number is 02072471069
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