Elvira Vintage Launch Party

5 November 2012

Last Thursday if you were wondering where all the cool cats and kittens were hanging out, try the Elvira Launch party! On the backstreets behind Marble Arch the new Elvira Vintage store opened it's doors for 8 weeks only, perfectly timed for a spot of Christmas shopping. Guests including Tracey Emin, Clara Paget and Jamelia arrived for a fabulous evening of Snow Queen martini's and vintage fashion!

Suitcases and furs filled the window of this shopping treasure trove. Forget those vintage shops that as you enter you are hit with the smell of moth balls, this place is the type of shop you would find in New York's Brooklyn area, where vintage shops are the same as designer boutiques.

After graduating from Central St Martins and The Fashion Institute of Technology New York, Founders Tori Steinberg and Sophie Scrimgeour spent two years living in New York. Inspired by the variety and the high caliber of vintage clothing they saw in Down Town New York and Brooklyn, they were moved to bring a new approach to vintage shopping to the London boutique scene. Therefore, the idea for Elvira Vintage was born.

As we sipped divine Snow Queen vodka martini's, I started making my Christmas list, from vintage trilby's to fur gilets, it would be easy to spend a fortune here, as everything is to die for!

I have to admit, I am not normally a vintage shopping type of gal, mostly because shopping in granny's wardrobe doesn't really float my style boat, but as I said this place is more designer boutique than moth ball heaven! Toni and Sophie have carefully selected items that are current with today's trends, but unlike shopping on the highstreet, you know that you will never have to have the nasty moment of avoiding the person in your office who is wearing the same Zara jacket as you!

Elvira Vintage has popped up from from the 1st November until the 31st December 2012 and is well worth a visit.

Elvira Vintage Pop-Up Boutique
3 New Quebec Street

First two images courtesy of Dee Vesali Publicity



  1. Looks like a cool party. I must go to this place!

    1. Tilly
      -you definitely should! It's only open until 31st Dec!!!


  2. Nice post !

    Billy x


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