favorite store on cheshire street

Cheshire Street is right off Brick Lane.  For some reason, I walked down it many times whilst living in London.  This shop always stood out to me.

The location is perfect.  Tucked away on a quiet street.
I never went inside the store.  It felt more like an artist's studio.  Like I would have been intruding on someone's private space.  Someone's home.  Most days there was a metal rack stationed outside with vintage paper and notebooks.  I loved the entire atheistic of the place, but I never looked at any of the prices so I'm not sure if it was affordable or inconceivably outrageous.
Paper and maps and trunks and fabrics and prints.  I loved passing by this minuscule little shop.  I still daydream of living across the street.  With a row of books and a cat on the windowsill.

4 comments

  1. that shop seems pretty perfect! and the idea that you didn't go in because of the personal feeling is pretty true with me and some shops too. i feel like going in would also taint my image of the shop--like it's so perfect when i'm on the outside looking in, so it might just turn into "another shop" if i enter.

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  2. I was all like: Who is that person, LOL?!. And then I realised it was me.

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  3. It has the feeling of an old fashioned store where the owner gets stuff in specially for the buyer. Nice and homely.

    Beautiful photos.

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to visit it sometime. I agree, it does remind me of an artist's studio. I wish me studio looked this wonderful. :)

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