Category Archives: Portobello Market

Chunky knits

It’s cold outside, ladies and a chunky knit is the order of the day. It’s the perfect throw on that goes with just about everything. We like our knits oversized and this vintage gem from our archive is bang on!

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We added a little glitz and glam for this festive season with an 80′s embellished belt but this knit would still look amazing on its own. It’s just that fabulous.

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An oversized chunky knit is great at creating an effortlessly chic look whether you go for neutral tones or brights like we’ve done with our second vintage look.

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We paired this vintage pretty pink number with a subtly floral vintage silk scarf and our go-to staple, vintage denim.

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All these pieces are from our archive and are just the kinds of one-offs we’ll be bringing you when we launch our clothing offering in 2017.

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In the meantime don’t forget that you can treat yourself to some lovely vintage accessories, like the ones we’ve styled in this shoot, by nabbing one of our Bello Boxes – style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories.

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If you’d like to get our latest news on vintage style and keep up to date on our clothing launch journey, make sure you sign up to our Style By Portobello newsletter. To buy a Scarf Set or one of our Bello Boxes (style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories) just pop over to stylebyportobello.com.

SBP Team x

The Statement Vintage Cape

A cape should definitely have a place in your wardrobe. They are a great way to add a bit of drama to your look. This statement vintage cape is a real star and we love how it looks with denim – just gorgeous.

Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive

It’s another piece from our archive and a fab example of the kind of one-offs we’ll be bringing you when we launch our clothing offering in 2017. So stay tuned for more great shoots and style inspiration.

Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive
Clothing from Style By Portobello archive

If you’d like to get our latest news on vintage style and keep up to date on our clothing launch journey, make sure you sign up to our Style By Portobello newsletter. To buy a Scarf Set or one of our Bello Boxes (style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories) just pop over to stylebyportobello.com.

SBP Team x

Christmas present inspiration

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s definitely feeling cold enough to be Christmas. Yes, it’s that time of year again and if you’re anything like us you may have already started to pull your hair out trying to find new and original gift ideas for that person that has just about everything. Well we have had our thinking caps on and have some simply lovely gift suggestions to save the day. You can thank us later.

Vintage crockery by Rare and Racy
These guys have the prettiest stall on Portobello Road every Friday and Saturday stocking the coolest vintage china from all of London’s coolest hangouts.

c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram

You can’t go wrong with a one-off teacup and saucer set from the team whose Instagram profile describes them as all about, ‘Tea, Cake and Girl Power’. You can’t argue with that. AND they do gorgeous cake stands. If you want to get in touch you can find them at @racycharlie on Instagram.

c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram

Luxury gents grooming at Grooming at 93 for the special man in your life
We just couldn’t leave the guys out and to be honest, sometimes they are the most difficult to buy for. So why not give them an unforgettable grooming experience at Grooming at 93?

c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram

Grooming at 93 is a new, luxury, gents salon we discovered on Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London. It’s on the lower ground floor of John Rushton Shoes. Not only do they offer quality tailored haircuts and beard trims but also traditional, hot towel shaves. Divine!

c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram

A quintessentially vintage, British grooming experience for the modern man. If you’re around that part of town then they accept walk-ins so you can easily and spontaneously surprise your Mr. For the organised amongst you then you can make bookings here.

93 Wimpole Street, London, W1, 020 7409 2970 http://www.93wimpolest.com/

Vintage earrings from Clair Green Vintage
Another fab stall on Portobello Road. You’ll find Clair and her divine vintage earrings on a Saturday at the Rogers Gallery, 65 Portobello Road. You can go for original retro beauties such as these art deco clip-ons.

c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram
c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram

However, if you’re not a fan of clip-ons then have no fear. Genius Clair also creates lovely upcycled earrings using authentic vintage beads with new, modern fittings.

c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram
c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram

If you want to snap up some her unique creations then you can find her at @clair_green_vintage on Instagram.

If you’d like to get our latest news on vintage style and keep up to date on our clothing launch journey, make sure you sign up to our Style By Portobello newsletter. To buy a Scarf Set or one of our Bello Boxes (style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories) just pop over to stylebyportobello.com.

SBP Team x

Style By Portobello Selfie Booth for #POGO150 and #LFW

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There’s been a lot to celebrate lately. Firstly, there’s #POGO150 which is 150 years of Portobello and Golborne Market (one of the most iconic markets of London) and September has also played host to the exciting London Fashion Week . So we decided to get involved and celebrate with a Style By Portobello Selfie Booth! We love Portobello style, we love how the city comes to life with fashionistas during LFW, and of course we love selfies. So our team took to the one and only Portobello Road and set up a vintage selfie booth filled with stylish clothing and accessories (all sourced from the market itself) for shoppers to try on for their ultimate LFW selfie!

Armed with a selfie stick, we transformed the shoppers of Portobello and Golborne into vintage vixens with our huge walk-in wardrobe of Portobello hand-picked items! If you want to see the style posts from our Selfie Booth, make sure you take a look at our Facebook page.

We’re hoping to do a lot more events in the future so don’t worry if you missed out this time. And we captured the day with some fabulous photos, so take a look and see what we got up to…

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If you would like to get involved in our next London event, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for our live updates. We can’t wait to see you! :)

SBP Street Team x

 

 

Why We Love Portobello and Vintage

Welcome to Style by Portobello – we’re delighted to have finally launched in the UK! Our subscription boxes are designed to indulge in the obsessions of a vintage addict. Inspired by the charms, treasures and trinkets of Portobello Road in London, our monthly subscription boxes could be the perfect gift for a loved one, or an exciting treat for yourself.

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Each month, you will receive up to 3 handpicked items. The best part? Well, we don’t think anything beats the surprise element of unravelling your personalised box. So why not sign up and treat yourself to a new an exciting monthly gift?

But enough of our fantastic vintage fashion subscription boxes. Here are 5 reasons why we love Portobello , our inspiration and our namesake, so much.

1. The best vintage finds! 

Nowhere else in the world will you be able to get your hands on so much vintage treasure. But we know that not everyone can get to London every weekend for this lively market. Which is why we’ve created our Style by Portobello jewellery and accessory subscription boxes. Essential for the vintage lover.

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2. Diversity and culture 

There’s so much happening on Portobello Road. And it’s a great mix of people, people from all walks of life. We think that Portobello fashion really brings people together and anyone who knows ‘Bello won’t disagree.

3. It’s the fashion melting pot

Want to find the best place in London for street style spotting? Notting Hill’s Portobello Road is the place to be if you’re looking to spot or get spotted. A wonderful place for fashion inspiration.

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4. Incredible shopping atmosphere

If you love shopping, you must visit Portobello Road. The atmosphere here on a Saturday afternoon is brimming with magnetism. The air is filled with such electricity and excitement, and tourists flock from all around the world to experience it for themselves.

5. It’s for serious vintage collectors too

But it’s not just tourists who fall in love with the area. On Fridays you’ll find serious vintage hunters filling the streets and on Sundays you’ll witness the beauty of the local community. There’s a different day for everything; and no two days are ever the same.

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If you haven’t visited Portobello yet, be sure to sign up to our Style by Portobello monthly subscription box to get a true flavour of London’s vintage fashion scene.