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Bermondsey Fayre: new Bermondsey Street shop

Bermondsey Fayre has opened in Bermondsey Street specialising in unique clothing and artworks.

Bermondsey Fayre

The shop, near Bermondsey Square, is run by Liz Dillon who has known the space since childhood.

Her father Malcolm Dillon owned the shop when it was a chemist's but most people will remember it as a one of Bermondsey's antiques shops until it closed during the summer of 2008.

Liz and her friends have been gradually doing it up in order to open for Christmas. But this is not just one of the many 'pop-up' shops for the season. Liz, a yoga teacher and therapist, has plans for more stock and even creative workshops on site.

Vintage-style clothing for men and women from the Spaghetti Western and Some Like it Holy labels are available including 1950s and 1960s repro prints.

Also featured are clothes by Freckle which Liz describes as "more funky".

There is a range of handmade merino wool children's clothes which are designed in Bermondsey. The sheepskin boots for babies and toddlers have proved an instant success.

"It's nice to have things that are so different," says Liz who describes her venture, decorated with vintage material bunting, as being "like a collective of artists".

Also stocked are alternative Christmas cards including abstract ones, homemade soaps from Dorset and even homemade jam and pickles from Streatham.

On the walls there are paintings for sale by Rachael Woods and photographs by Louise Sam. New jewellery is due in soon.

Bermondsey Fayre is at 212 Bermondsey Street; open Tue-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 10am-4pm.

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