There are a lot of independent shops in Crouch End, but one that is a real favourite of mine is Little Paris on Park Road, N8. This lovely store, which stocks everything French, has already been featured in Time Out’s 100 Best Shops in London. You can find anything from vintage furniture to beautiful leather handbags here; there are also little quirky items of jewellery, as well as 1950’s prints, old crockery and silk scarves. They promise that the stock is changed every three weeks and having popped into the shop more times than is strictly healthy for my budget (it’s on my way into the centre of Crouch End), I can vouch for this. If you ever have a need to buy presents for
yourself friends or family, you’ll be sure to find them here. I’ve so far stocked up on cards made from vintage French adverts and bought some jewellery I just couldn’t resist, like this glass ring and a fun bunch of grapes necklace.
|Silk scarves are cleverly displayed in a vintage filing cabinet|
|I’m really seriously tempted with another one of these necklaces.|
|These clogs are in very soft leather…|
|as are these handbags. The prices are very reasonable, the large one is priced well under £100.|
|The back of the shop is like an Aladdin’s cave of well chosen vintage finds.|
|I’ve had my eye on this chair for a couple of weeks now…I want!|
|More soft leather goods and lovely summery straw beach bags.|
39 Park Road
London N8 8TE
0208 340 9008
They’ve recently opened a second shop on Upper Street in Islington. I very strongly recommend you visit one of these gorgeous stores if you’re ever in North London.