Monday, October 31, 2011

FAVOURITE SHOP IN THE WORLD...

This is my Christmas wishlist - and all from one shop. I've been familiar with the branch of Nauticalia in Greenwich for years. It proclaims itself "the first shop in the world", being the closest shop to the Meridian line. It sells among other things: decorative ship's wheels, ship's cats that dogs always bark at in the window, green (starboard) and red (port) lanterns, compasses and a variety of other seafaring related ephemera. I'd bought gifts there for the sailing obsessed (hi dad!) and had noticed a small selection of clothing, but I didn't realise until my friend got a beautiful aran cardigan from there that they had a website - with loads of stuff I want! I'm keeping it to just a small edit of clothes here but I could browse for hours. I think I prefer this type of shop, where the buying isn't necessarily aimed or marketed at someone like me, but you can find fantastic stuff if you sift through all the randomness without the selection having all been done for you. Yes, I definitely prefer that.
Merino wool Norwegian sweater
Breton shirt
Merino wool Celtic cardigan

Merino wool cardigan

Nightcap!!!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely! will check thier website, thank you for sharing. Lovely blog. And..any more cats stories??? please:)domi

Nancy Baric *negfilm said...

...oh now i have a little shopping list from said shop that needs to be fulfilled! ;))

Sneaky Magpie said...

Brilliant find. I have got the Celtic cardi in navy blue, it is so warm.

lola is beauty said...

Anon - there will be some more cat stories, but not as regularly as before I'm afraid!

Nancy - it's fun, no?

Sneaky Magpie - really! That's the one I was thinking of getting - in cream though. Am I the last to realise the wonder of Nauticalia?!

Michelle said...

All looks so cosy and warm for the winter.

Amila said...

Lovely.. Thank you for shearing!!
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Rose said...

they have a branch near where I'm from originally and I never think of them fashion wise but you're very right!

charlotte said...

oh i used to love that shop! you've reminded me that i haven't been to greenwich in such a long time but now i see that they have a website... (i would so wear the nightcap) x

simply sublime said...

I've never heard of this shop before, but I reaaaally want to check them out now. :) thanks so much for sharing.

gracia said...

That Norwegian sweater! How I want it... regardless of summer nipping at the heels here.

chibiwow said...

I bet x'mas would be specially warmer with that list of goodies. Must dig on that site later. :D
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Emma said...

Sorry I think I saw you shopping at the Aime crazy sale, sorry I didn't say Hello I wasn't sure...
Emma

lola is beauty said...

Hi Emma, Yes I was there - I didn't see you at all, I must have been glazed over and too busy being really grumpy and irritated by how it was set up haha! It was almost impossible to get around or look at anything without pushing people out of the way! I walked round with a 3 seasons' old APC dress for a while, then looked at the long queue and decided it wasn't worth it when it was still 60 quid! I think I got there a bit late at 11 ish - did you get anything good? It did have nice kids stuff it looked like. xx