Another reason to love London's Golborne Road- the brand new Lali boutique! Owner, Nelli Turner has the sort of effortless, Scandi cool girl style that so many of us crave and her refreshingly original boutique is filled with beautifully designed fashion and accessories, including a selection from POPLIN, with a smattering of stationery and vintage homewares.
The secret to Nelli's appealing selection seems to be that, like Claire at Fivestory, she unashamedly chooses things that appeal to her personal style sensibility, mixing vintage with hard-to-find labels.
The result is a selection of pieces that can slot seamlessly into your wardrobe, and seem like they've been forever indispensable.
So when next in Portobello Market, vintage trawling, keep walking up Portobello Road until you reach Pizza East and take a right. Lali is just a few doors down on the right hand side of Golborne Road.
Or skip Portobello altogether and explore much quirkier, more unspoilt, Golborne. There are charming independent cafes- Golborne Deli and Lowry and Baker are both excellent, an array of incredible antique and junk shops, Ally Capellino's lovely store, an unbeatable Portugese bakery... And POPLIN is based right here too, opposite Stella McCartney's studio.
A perfect pocket of London.
101 Golborne Road
Tel: +44 208 964 1177