"Shopping Spree - Stuck for present inspiration? Alfies Antique Market's Christmas party should put the pleasure back into the seasonal rush. On the 12th December from 5pm, the market's 75-plus dealers will open their doors to festive music and drinks. The benefit of shopping at an antiques market? No one else will have the same gift."
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Duncan Clarke of Adire African Textiles at Alfies Antique Market specialises in vintage textiles from sub-Saharan Africa. The stripey Ghanaian cloths are surprisingly contemporary-looking and tough enough to cover or throw over chairs and sofas. (adireafricantextiles.com)
"Don't miss out on the annual late-night Christmas shopping at Grays and Alfies Antiques Market on 5 and 12 December respectively. Pick up one-of-a-kind gifts from dealers specialising in fine antiques and mid-century furniture (below sideboard Martin Rooney) and enjoy bubbly and music as you shop."