We recently popped in to the concrete albeit transitory boutique The Convenience Store on its second outing at the St. Martins Lane Hotel. Perhaps the pioneer to London’s recent pop up craze, The Convenience Store’s current selection of stock weaves through the archives and current offerings of icons such as Margiela, A.F. Vandevorst and Rick Owens alongside a new wave of graduates like Vivian Wong Wy and E.Scott.
Relying on the notion that every piece of clothing should be worn and loved over time, the transient store’s offering is an antithesis to the concept of pop ups. Embracing clothes that are creative yet sustainable; fashionable yet resilient to seasonal trends, the focus is on blurring the line between art and fashion, a response to the new demand for longevity in fashion. Titled ‘Uniform’ the collection is presented hanging in old school metal lockers with definitions of the word scrawled across a wooden table. Items for sale are listed in felt tip across scraps of wood, like the cafeteria menu, if it’s listed and you can’t find it, it’s gone.
Just as ideal for those seeking to invest in modern collectables as those who delight in spaces with a distinct, contemporary visual aesthetic. We recommend.
(All images via The Convenience Store )