Hidden away above the very cool and very authentic Spanish Pintxos (tapas) and cocktail bar Seven at Brixton is the new pop-up jewellery, vintage and fashion boutique Fortune.
"Fortune, a new secret pop up boutique situated at the vanguard of the new look Brixton is showing the true value of vintage and the beauty of bespoke clothing.
Owned and run by Eva Sykes and Donna Tzelepis it is a labour of love and their influence is apparent everywhere, from the stencilled walls to the carefully sourced interior designs; handprinted wallpaper, silk lampshades and laser-cut mirrors sit alongside handmade jewellery from Rosita Bonita, Nylon Sky and Maria Zureta.
Fortune provides a bespoke ʻpersonal shopper experienceʼ, that is gaining a growing reputation not just with the local fashionistas but more importantly with women looking for a little guidance and honest advice gaining their desired vintage look. Years of working in markets and vintage shops, coupled with a healthy obsession for everything vintage Eva and Donna have developed an eye and the contacts to find amazing one-off pieces that are loved by their customers.
“We are frequently commissioned by customers to source bespoke pieces for shoots and events red carpet or otherwise. This provides another wonderful and personal aspect to Fortune.” - Eva Sykes
However Fortune is not just for special occasions and what our customers are finding invaluable is the consultative approach we offer. Our enthusiasm, approachability and honest advice coupled with our access to both vintage dealers and independent designers ensures our customers not only look and feel amazing but they walk away knowing they have something truly unique. That is the highlight of the job for us too."
When - Until September 2012
Where - Upstairs at Unit 7 Market Row, Brixton, SW9 8LB
(The map's not very good. Basically Market Row is a covered market that runs parallel to Coldharbour Lane - ask anyone for the market, or even 'Franco Manca' and they'll show you)
Link 1 - Fortune
Link 2 - Seven at Brixton