Stoke Newington's indie credentials extends to the many independent shops in the area. Hidden in the basement of a secondhand record store, Little Pad has carefully selected vintage clothes and accessories. If you need your cello restrung or your heirloom lute restored, Bridgewood and Neitzert deal in all things stringed. Mums and mums-to-be will love Born, which stocks organic and fairtrade pregancy and baby supplies.
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Petershams Millinery Supplies
Easily spotted by its bright orange door, you won't miss Petershams Millinery Supplies at The Artworks, Elephant & Castle's equivalent to Boxpark in Shoreditch. Founded by Californian Michelle Osborne, this is a place you'd come to get everything you could need to make a hat, fascinator or elaborate headband. Rolls of fabric line the walls, crowded with feathers, trims, bases, pins, combs, veiling and all kinds of decoration. There's also a box of vintage hats – for viewing purposes only – in case you're after a little inspiration.
Venue says: “Spring is here! Pop in store for pretty pastels and florals for your hat making needs.”