|Lucy in Disguise, 48 Lexington Street, Soho. Image: my own|
One window in particular stopped us in our tracks, and in fact made us late for the gig trying to take a photo on our phones that did justice to the girly, blingtastic exterior.
The shop in question was Lucy in Disguise on Lexington Street, better known as Lily Allen's vintage boutique. Brilliantly, the entire shop front is completely covered in gold sequins, so even in the slightest breeze, the whole shop glimmers and twinkles invitingly.
Behind the golden curtain are racks of candy-coloured vintage prom dresses, silk slips and beaded gowns which I can't wait to rummage through after payday and when the shop is open. The glamour doesn't stop on the ground floor; apparently there's also a hidden vintage hair and make-up salon beneath the boutique where you can complete the retro look.
|By day: Lucy in Disguise. Image from graziadaily.co.uk|
|Choccywoccydoodah, 30-32 Fouberts Street, Soho. Image: my own|
|Inside Choccywoccydoodah in Soho. Image: from culinarygetaways.com|
|Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London, Image: my own|
|Oasis, Argyll Street, London. Image: my own|
Perhaps this was for the best anyway, at least it gives me a reason to avoid temptation: window shopping is only as free as your willpower will allow. It's a risky but indulgent form of escapism, and for those weaker-willed folk (myself included), I fear in the long-term it will only give you ideas of new places to part with your cash.