Pelicans and Parrots in Noir

Pelicans and Parrots in Noir

A light came into my life during the summer when I discovered Pelicans & Parrots and they've now ventured even further up the Stoke Newington stretch to open up Pelicans & Parrots Black store.  I don't want to sound like a grumpy grandpa but in this climate it does seem slightly unwise to branch out so soon after their first store.  We can thank vintage behemoth Beyond Retro opening up their Dalston branch in the art deco beaut of a building Simpson House and Pelicans & Parrots owners Ochuko and Juliet sniffing the prospect of a decent flow of people traffic up round these Stoke Newington Road parts.

Pelicans & Parrots Black is exactly what it says and is black inside, lending a far more dramatic appearance to the wonderful array of objects and furniture inside it.  There is a smaller selection of clothing in this store compared to the other one but every piece still feels carefully selected and I think this is the one shop where I do feel like picking up an armchair, a jumper and a coat hook all in one go.  A rack of men's workwear already makes the store feel more specialist and less about pleasing the "average" vintage crowd.  On the womenswear front, there are some beautiful knitwear pieces, which is down to Juliet's eye in her sourcing pieces from Italy and France, which is supposed to be the main focus of their vintage in this store.  I know my pictures are heavy on the objects but by having those African masks sitting next to the Phyllis Galambo Maske book, an African printed top that's hanging up suddenly looks a whole lot more enticing.  This clever contextualising makes the store a joy to browse through and gaze at.  You might not come away with bulging yellow bags of vintage but a piece or two from here will give you broad smiles 



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A quick look through the rails back at Pelicans & Parrots, the original store and again Juliet's eye for textiles and colour has not waned at all.  Here is just a smattering of the prints that she has in the store at the moment…






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  1. La Vie Quoridienne

    2011-11-25 at 8:40 AM

    Incredible pics and things. I love sweater in the last photo.
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    La Vie Quotidienne

  2. Cristina

    2011-11-25 at 8:59 AM

    When a shop is designed and laid out well, I can’t help but want to shop there. I like the prints in the last few photos.

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    2011-11-25 at 9:56 PM

    I like that interior 🙂

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    2011-11-26 at 7:08 AM
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    2011-11-26 at 11:45 AM

    well dressed, Good hairstyle, dignified way of walking and talking make us stylist itself.

  7. Amy

    2011-11-26 at 2:34 PM

    A great post and beautiful photographs of what is my new favourite boutique. Long live Pelicans & Parrots!

  8. Thea

    2011-11-26 at 4:57 PM

    Great pics and post! such interesting!
    for real books lovers… 🙂

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    2011-11-26 at 5:56 PM

    hmm strange and different…
    love the colours in the last picture

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    2011-11-26 at 10:21 PM

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  11. Which me will I be today

    2011-11-27 at 3:29 AM

    There is so much art, culture, and life in this place. I wish there was a place like this near me.

  12. Fashionistas

    2011-11-27 at 5:59 AM

    I love it so vintage. I find the first and 2nd photo very interesting find.


    2011-11-27 at 10:38 AM

    Art place. Love this atmosphere.

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    2011-11-28 at 6:48 AM

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    2011-11-28 at 9:43 AM

    By old, what do you mean? Do you mean older than a decade? This could be a very long answer depending on what you mean…

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    2011-11-30 at 2:31 PM

    OK, so this is giving me more courage to paint my dining room a charcoal color 🙂 LOVE!

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    2012-01-07 at 7:46 AM

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    2012-01-15 at 9:03 PM

    Where is the store located?

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