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Friday, 14 August 2009

{Vintage hearts the digital world}

Two words: vintage shopping. If you're like us, then these words will probably conjure up images of romantic strolls through flea markets like this one in Paris; not images like this.

We're so excited to share this website with you all we might just burst! Supermarket Sarah is, quite possibly, the best online store we've ever used. Its a fusion of two periods; a juxtaposition of two very different worlds - the vintage and cyber worlds - and, amazingly, it works. The premise of the site is a simple one: Sarah arranges vintage objects on her living room wall, takes a picture of it and ta-da - Supermarket Sarah is born. How are new products added one may ask? Easily! Sarah makes another display on her living room wall and with the click and a flash of her camera, the new collection is ready to view and buy online. We love how ingenious this idea is - it's so simple, yet manages to effortlessly ooze imagination and personality. The Caravelle 50's Fergusion Radio has Bright.Bazaar's name all over it - considering our per chant for a good picnic we've an idea for the perfect use for it.

Image: Supermarket Sarah

Have you found any inspiring online stores recently? Why not let us know in the comments section below?

7 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to go to Portobello Road, ever since watching Bed Knobs and Broom Sticks, where they fly on a magic bed and land in Portobello Road....Portobello Road, Portobello Road....

    Love that website Supermarket Sarah too!

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  2. Oh you're so right!! Supermarket Sarah is amazing!! I discovered it the other day and spent aaages looking at everything. Beautiful things and such a creative, inspiring website design. Thanks for sharing xx

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  3. @This Home Sweet Home Portobello Road is great - I'm sure you would love it.

    @gillerysah Thanks for stopping by! I love the Supermarket Sarah site, too. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Well, since you ask, the wonderful Hope & Benson!
    http://www.hopeandbenson.com/

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  5. @mise thanks for sharing. I've just checked out hopeandbenson.com - great photography on there, too.

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  6. I have to say, Will, that I've been finding a lot of things I love on Etsy. I never realized just how much is on there!

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  7. @Kathy Etsy is a treasure trove of great finds! It was the source of our inspiration for the glass bottles post yesterday.

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