"In order to be irreplaceaple one must always be different."

Coco Chanel

Thursday, 4 November 2010

I heart Dolly Dare

On the outskirts of Carnaby lies a gorgeous boutique store that specialises in 1950's, 1960's and 1970's retro dresses. Now, this store is what I imagine was at the heart of Carnaby when Carnaby Street was in its prime - full of independent designer boutiques that stocked one of a kind garments. Sadly it seems to have sold out to (or more aptly been bought out by) boring chain stores. But if you depart from the beaten track you will be pleasantly surprised with what you find...

If you're looking for a fun shopping experience and a pretty dress that won't be seen on a trillion other girls, make your way to Dolly Dare.  

Oh and you even get great customer service in Dolly Dare - a rare treat in a metropolis like London. Isn't Ellie cute? With her short dark crop and cute grin she's the English incarnation of the beautiful Audrey Tautou (the endearing French actress from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's fabulous film, Amelie).


  1. Yai!! Love this place,lovely vintage victorian feel with sweetie jars on the shelves, they sell Skin Nectar products too :))

  2. Oh la la, Skin Nectar! All the more reason to go in there... I'm nearly out of my dead sea salt scrub and will need to restock soon!

  3. Any time hon, hope to see you soon <3

  4. Great Shop for handmade cute outfit
    I love them

  5. hello i want to know how i could order a dress on the site and if it could be delivered in france. i thank you for avence.

  6. I stumbled upon this awesome cute little store in London last week and coudn't resist to buy one of their beautifull dresses :D it's a shame that we don't have such cool shops here in the Netherlands! (as far as i know)

    Keep up the good work!