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Style: Ready for Winter in Hackney

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Fashion reporter Maria Ana Vieira Lopes and photographer Ana Pedro (@aanapedro).went for a walk around Hackney and found a series of great styles and interesting people. What are you wearing today? Amy: I’m wearing a vintage coat I got in Islington, a 1960s shirt and Zara trousers, and my DMs. The hat is from Story MFG, and the necklace is…

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Style: Bargain Outlet Shopping Hot Spots

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Hidden in the middle of Hackney Central is “Fashion’s Future Destination”, according to the signs at the quiet outlet shopping strip. It’s concealed behind the big Tesco along Morning Lane and you would never expect to find Hackney Walk in such an inconspicuous place. It really is a hidden gem with discounts up to 70% off designer brands. The outlet…

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Shoreditch Hipsters vs Soho Hipsters

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One haunts Brick Lane while the other rules Berwick Street. Street food, record and vintage shops line their way. Hipster barbers cater for hipster facial hair for a hefty premium and added beard oil. However, this clash of East meets West shows some clear differences. Who is the more original? Who would win in a fight? Are they tied to their…

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Alert: London Men Who Like Sample Sales

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Attention all London men who are looking for hugely-discounted quality clothes. Menswear brands Private White V.C. and Thom Sweeney are hosting a four-day sample sale in London from Thursday, April 6. Private White V.C is a menswear brand that specialises in “military influenced, classic pieces for the modern man” while Thom Sweeney sells “simultaneously relaxed yet polished iconic tailoring”. Both…

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A Walk Through Hackney

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Hackney is called a lot of things but nowadays the words, ‘edgy, arty, cultural and hip’ tend to dominate. It is one of those places you hear about before you visit. There are really only three kinds of people when it comes to Hackney: those who live there, those who spend a lot of time there and those who’ve never been…

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What Makes Great Vintage Bars?

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London has such a good choice of vintage bars for cocktails it can be difficult to know where to try next. Rather than simply list any establishment with retro-fittings, we look into some of the key aspects that define the best. An immersive experience? A bit of spectacle? A wide range of quality cocktails? These certainly improve upon the gimmicks of…

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Loving Visual Arts at Artwords Bookshops

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If you love the joy of books, there’s something special about Artwords Bookshops. Bill Hillwood-Harris’s iconic bookshops in London specialise in magazines, books and videos on contemporary visual arts. At Artwords Bookshops, they boast of the most updated collection on latest published titles (national and international).  Their stores are based in Hackney and Shoreditch and they encourage both online and…

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