Saturday, 12 September 2009

Supermarket Sarah


Today I wanted to share with you Supermarket Sarah, a new concept in vintage shopping, built upon the simple concept of buying 'clickable' items on a wall. The homepage is set as a living room wall, designed and updated by Sarah with items she has hand-picked or commissioned.

Sarah decided to leave behind the corporate world. Living around the corner from London's Portobello Market where she held a stall, she turned her home into shop. She welcomes visitors with tea and cakes and stories of Brit elite Damon Albarn and Lily Allen which are recounted on her blog. The site is bursting with vintage, customized and 'unexpected curios', as well as up and coming designers.

I like the idea of someone else doing the sourcing for those unexpected items it can take hours to find at the flea-markets and thrift shops. They are all displayed in a simple and eye-catching manner, styled in a way that makes my magpie eye glint with excitement.

35 comments:

suzannah said...

oh, thank you ever so much for your comment dear :) and this looks really cool, i shall definatley be visiting it ♥

Taylor Sterling said...

WOW great for her. It looks great!

Rosie Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

AlicePleasance said...

This is a really neat idea :-)

Maria said...

A: haha, I think i'm addicted to teacups too, you can never get enought:D

Winnie said...

This is such a great idea! I love the idea of going round to someones house for tea, cake and a bit of a vintage shop! Heavenly!

MargieF said...

Looks pretty cool thanks for enlightening me!:)
MargieF
xxx

WendyB said...

This looks great!

Living and Loving In L.A. said...

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Nubia said...

this is awesome, I love all the red. Thanks for sharing

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Simes. said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by!
Love,
A&A.

Chelsea said...

It is a great layout/idea and I will be checking it out, but I do enjoy a rummage through the good, bad and ugly of thrifting.

Kristin said...

What a super fun concept. If only I weren't across the pond!

puglyfeet said...

There are a couple of wall roses that I'd love to add to my wall. Lovely concept.

Clau! said...

It looks great ;)

Kashaya said...

What a fun site!

nookie said...

thanks for sharing dear!

La Couturier said...

This is so cool!

bisous,
La C.

Little Lj said...

Wow, how novel!

Bianca and Isabella said...

lovely.
xx

the crumpet girls
http://crumpetsandt.blogspot.com

trishiekoh said...

Looks delightful!

PS: Thanks for the birthday wishes you left on my blog...yes, that little girl is me!

Elaine said...

That is VERY cool! I'll have to check her out now!
clothedmuch.blogspot.com

Stéphanie said...

I love it so much !
http://mimietnini.canalblog.com/

Anna said...

this looks so cool.
ive given you an award on my page xx

yiqin; said...

Mmhmm lvoe red :D

Polly Farthing said...

I love that idea. All those things look so lovely displayed like that - thank you for sharing I'll be checking it out straight away! Polly x

dapper kid said...

:O What an absolutely beautiful concept! I love it, how cool. Hope you're having a wonderful day dear.

The Haute-Shopper said...

This is such a great find... thanks for sharing! I'm one of those who gets so impatient and overwhelmed when confronted with the huge vintage stores (especially those in the UK, which are terrific but feature too many goodies). Such a great idea to make it look like a virtual living room and I love the idea of her converting her home to a shop. Might have to check that out when I'm in London next! Until then, I'll be perusing the online version...

Pink Links said...

Great idea!

I love it.

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

Ohh woah, this looks so stunning!! I adore the red dres!


xxx

ONiC said...

i really love the name! suddenly i wish my name is sarah haha thats kinda weird i know. im gonna visit her soon :]

Etrapar said...

seems to be so fun! ^.^
kisses

Annie Spandex said...

Really neat!

Eva Internazionale said...

I'll try to check this out when I'm in London next month.

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