Wednesday, 16 December 2009
"Her interest in furniture often takes her around markets and antique shops in search of new finds. London favourites for scavenging include Alfies Antiques Market in Marylebone, and Lassco, which has salvage and reclamation yards in the City and Vauxhall."
You can read the full article here
Thursday, 26 November 2009
London's Secret Markets
26th Nov - 2nd Dec
Speciality: Antiques, vintage wares and retro hairstyles
When: Tuesday - Saturday
Home to about a hundred dealers and a wide range of items over 4 jam-packed floors. Seek out Nina's Hair Salon for a retro hairstyle and then head to The Girl Can't Help It to get kitted out in '40s and '50s finery. Keep an eye out for vintage glass Christmas decorations from Manic Attic (from £15 for a box of 12), as well as original barkcloth fabric and cushions. Don't miss Dodo's for '20s and '30s poster, and labels from £15." Rebecca Lowrey Boyd, Time Out.
Also in the same issue:
Alfies Christmas Shopping Party
Alfies is throwing its annual late-night Christmas party this wee, where guests will be treated to cocktails and bubbly while they peruse the antique treasures. RSVP by phone or the email address below to attend." Shopping Events - Time Out.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Alfies Christmas Shopping Party
BBC Homes & Antiques - as part of National Antique Week
The House Directory
All In London
The Evening Standard - Events Listing
Days Out Guide London
Get Off The Internet London
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
National Antiques Week 23rd-30th November 2009
"It's National Antiques Week from 23rd-30th November. See below for all the exciting events happening around the country:
Thursday 26th November
London's largest antique treasure trove, Alfies Antique Market, Marylebone will be hosting a late night Christmas Shopping Party on Thursday 26th November, from 5pm-9pm."
Read the full list of events here.
Thursday, 12 November 2009
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
National Antique Week
"23 - 30 - NATIONAL ANTIQUES WEEK - 01225 742240
THURSDAY 26 - Alfie's Antiques Market, Alfies Antique Market: 13 - 25 Church Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8DT www.alfiesantiques.com. Alfie's Antique Market Entry free by invitation, please call 0207 723 6068
Late night Christmas shopping party 5pm - 9 pm"
Sunday, 1 November 2009
"I used to buy at Alfies Antique Market in the 90s, when i designed for Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. Check out the estate jewellery in Zeeba's display cabinets - and Alfies cafe is great for Lunch" Melanie Press tells Shop about the seasons finds.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Alex Polizzi: Under new management
By Emma Wells
"TV’s Hotel Inspector isn’t afraid to voice her opinions – as her husband discovered when she set her sights on his home...“My mother says I treat the world as if it were a bazaar. I absolutely love to shop.” She lists Alfies Antique Market, in Marylebone, and Porta Romana, in Chelsea Harbour, as London favourites." Emma Wells, The Sunday Times, 25 October 2009.
To view the full article click here.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Louise Verber was recently interviewed about her life as an antique dealer in West London for westlondonlife.co.uk, an online lifestyle and listing magazinefor West London.
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Alfies recently appeared in celebrity hairdresser James Brown's brand new program 'James Brown's Supermodel Salon.' James Brown visits Alfies with his best friend Kate Moss on a shopping trip to furnish his new hairdressing salon.
"This one-off film for E4 follows James Brown, hairdresser to the stars, as he prepares to launch his first salon in London.
James Brown is the man behind Kate Moss's hair. He also lists Sienna Miller and Lily Allen among his previous clients. And now, with the backing of childhood friend Kate Moss, the time has come for James to go solo." C4 On Demand.
Click here to watch the program on Channel 4 On Demand.
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Edited by Max Fraser
"Opened by Bennie Gray in 1976 on the site of the Edwardian department store Jordan's, Alfies has evolved into one of the city's leading destinations for antiques and 20th-century collectible furniture, lighting, ceramics, jewellery, art and clothing. With more than 75 dealers spread across 3,500-square-metres of space over five floors, it is also one of the country's vastest indoor antiques arcades. It is largely thanks to this emporium that the rather hotch-potch Church street is now lined with antiqe dealers.
There are several major retail spaces among the bric-a-brac. Unrivaled in Italian vintage lighting and interiors is Vincenzo Caffarella Gallery, which offers and extensive collection of mainly 1950s to 1970s Italian lighting, furniture, and art - including such beauties as a pair of 1960s Mazzega Murano glass chandeliers; a rare 1950s chromefloor lamp by Arredoluce; and a sculptural L'Apoggio chair by Claudio Salocchi. In the basement, occupying more than 500-square-metres, Decoratum has tidy room sets arranged by style or era with an emphasis on designer pieces from the 1940s through the 1970s.
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Thursday, 10 September 2009
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Alfies has a social networking profile on Queens of Vintage. Queens of Vintage is "a daily global fashion and home chic glossy for vintage lovers". All our events are listed here and advertised to the contacts we've made though the site. Click here to see the Alfies profile.
View the Queens of Vintage website here: www.queensofvintage.com
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Saturday, 18 July 2009
"Behind the Egyptian-style Art Deco façade of this once-derelict department store-turned-antiques centre, 100 dealers ply their wares over two storeys. For the last 30 years, this has been in the little black books of interior designers and collectors. From a Clarice Cliff tea set to Victorian charm bracelet, for 20th-century design, vintage fashion and collectables, Alfies is the place to go." Independent on Sunday, 18th July 2009
Click here to see the article online.
Friday, 10 July 2009
(posted July 2009)
Alfies has been recommended in TheBusyGirlsGuide Black Book for shopping in London:
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Shopping and Style - Highly Decorated
Edited by Maggie Davis
"At Alfies Antique Market, you might just find the real thing at William Campbell Fine Frames and Framing. 'To put it crudely, I suppose you could say that baroque is bling,' says Campbell. 'It's opulent, theatrical, camp and big. It's full volume.' In terms of picture frames, baroque means deep, intricate carving with heavy gilding. The best examples are worth thousands but it's possible to find good twentieth-century copies for a few hundred. 'They can look really great framing contemporary art,' says Campbell. Elsewhere in Alfies are grandiose Murano glass chandeliers at Francesca Martire and Vincenzo Caffarella. Louise Verber, Manley Black, Bernard Barkoff and Travers Antiques get the occasional baroque, from beautifully turned console tables to elaborate clocks." Time Out London, 2-8 April 2009
Saturday, 28 March 2009
Lucia Van Der Post gives advice on what to do with a dark basement room with no natural light:
"I debated going the light, bleached Scandinavian route - painting everything white; having a floor of wide pale planks from Dinesen or paintingexisting floorboards; using masses of gorgeous lights (not just spotlights, but also somethin g delicious such as an antique chandelier, or edgy, such as an old dentist's light from Alfie's Market in Marylebone, London" The Times Magazine, 28th March 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
"Crafty Styling- Don't hide away your creative endeavours - make a quirky display of your tools by arranging choice objects around a favourite piece of furniture. 1930's Shelving Unit, £95, Beth Adams at Alfies Antique Market."
Photographs: Debi Treloar
"OPPOSITE FROM LEFT: The walls in the entrance hall are covered with blown-up photographs of leaves, which help to create a feeling of light and space. The owners' Italian vases, bought in The Shop at Bluebird in the King's Road, bring the images to life. The Manuel Canovas wallpaper in the main hall was the starting point for the decoration of the house, followed by the orange Cappellini chair and purple chandelier from Alfies Antique Market." House and Garden, Feb 2009