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Past Caring

54 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 8LR

On a drab, unprepossessing stretch of busy Essex Road, Past Caring is the go-to vintage store for arty types and bargain hunters alike. Lovably ramshackle, it’s a friendly place, yielding anything from old globes and vintage typewriters through crimplene trouser suits to desk lamps, crockery, suitcases, dress patterns and all manner of bygone bric-a-brac. The overall vibe is Midcentury Modern up to the 1970s but you’ll find all sorts here. Things get a little smarter downstairs, where the furniture selection yields some seriously desirable designer pieces at very reasonable prices.

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