Last night I was invited to Hanbury Street, East London to attend the press preview night for a new concept to vintage; a sprawling department store. A thriving destination and hub in its own right, BLITZ is a huge five-room Victorian warehouse which has been updated to neatly house a plethora of products.
With old red velvet cinema seats providing perfect places to rest weary bottoms after trying on too many garments, there were also several church-style pews dotted around for those who prefer something a bit sturdier.
Highlights include an in-house record store, books store, and coffee shop (which makes the strongest espressos – so I’m told – from what look to be 1960s machines), BLITZ is the perfect place to lose yourself of an afternoon.
Blitz, Hanbury Street E1 5JP.