Finally I popped down to Lower Clapton’s Sunday market on Chatsworth Road to take some snaps. The first weekend with part of the road closed to cars, the now weekly market (it re-opened in 2010 after closure in 1990; in its 1930s heyday apparently it was home to 200 stalls) has gone from strength to strength. Two blocks of quality foods (including a very popular German Sausage stand), bric-a-brac, second-hand clothes & books and some small independent labels. Pictured below are two labels that really stood out to me – Alpaca Sol with handmade gorgeous scarves sourced by the owner direct from a family business in Bolivia and Mini Magpie, children’s clothes made from old jumpers, so cute I had to buy a pair of woollen trews for the cookie (cue first baby outfit post! And brilliant playsuit DIY how-to here!) And then to top it all off we saw these two guys drawing quite a crowd jamming away on Korg keyboard and drums – Pat Dam Smyth. Really made my day.
|Alpaca Sol // Mini Magpie|