Shoreditch shops

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Columbia Road

While the exciting foilage of Columbia Road's flower market is always impressive, these neighbouring shops are so good even hayfever sufferers will flock to them. Time Out gives you the lowdown to shopping on Columbia Road.

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  • Bob & Blossom

    140 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG (7739 4737/

    Dear little knitted and crocheted animals, smart toy cars, spinning tops and bike horns, romper suits and sweetly logoed T-shirts – the selection at Bob & Blossom is nothing if not eclectic.
    See Bob & Blossom venue details

  • Future Vintage

    98 Columbia Road, E2 7QB (7729 2197/

    Spoken of in hushed tones within east London fashion circles, this buy/sell designer boutique has more than its fair share of vintage Chanel accessories an lots of next-to-new designer goods.

  • Nelly Duff

    156 Columbia road, E2 7RG (7033 9683/

    One of the first outlets to showcase Banksy's work, this stylishly shabby looking print gallery rides high on its reputation for being one step ahead of the trend brigade.

  • The Powder Room

    136 Columbia Road, E2 7RG (7729 1365/

    Having catered for a whirlwind of glamorous parties, these retro-looking make-up girls can take you from sloppy to sophisticated in milliseconds.

  • Treacle

    110-112 Columbia Road, E2 7RG (7729 0538/

    Forget Sunday lunch: calories are much more fashionably absorbed in this gloriously retro cupcake shop. To complete the experience, purchase a 1950s-style pink whisk to match.
    See venue Treacle details

  • Vintage Heaven

    82 Columbia Road, E2 7QB (012 7721 5968/

    Putting the twee back into teatime; this fabulous stock of vintage crockery and cake stands is delightfully cheap. Take time to refuel at the Cakehole Café at the back of the store.