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In A Teacup is a joint venture between Jo Miller and Claudia Raba. Located on Kingsland Road in the middle of Dalston and Shoreditch, the vintage & designer boutique opened back in July 2011. It’s a quirky little place, an old Georgian shop that has been stripped right down then redesigned with elements of the owners personalities embedded into the fabrications of the shop.

Inside the store is a huge archive of rare vintage & designer pieces from the Victorian era to the present day. There is a wonderful selection of pieces from designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Chanel, Gianni Versace and Comme des Garcons. The highlight is a sweetie counter made from  reclaimed 150 year old french oak sleepers, where you can buy handmade sweets from a by gone era, everything from humbugs to fizzy cola bottles & Belgian chocolates…tasty!

We caught up with Jo for a quick chat to talk clothes, shops and London.

US: You have quite the collection of clothes, where do you find your vintage stock?

JO: We have been sourcing our stock for many years from all over the world and will continue to do so. We have also started taking on special pieces to sell on consignment.

US: A slightly difficult question but if we were to buy one piece from SIATC what would it be?

JO: So hard, there are too many to choose from! I think I would recommend the Martin Margiela sheepskin knee length boots, perfect for the winter!

US: Well it is Winter…so what do you do outside of work? Where do you like to hang out?

JO: We hang out fairly locally, as a rule, the Haggerston up the road is always a safe bet for a quick pint or maybe the Scolt Head, slightly off the beaten track.

Short and sweet, we like! If you are looking for rare Vintage pieces, designer frocks or even a cola bottle or two you know where it’s at….

Storm In A Teacup, 366 Kingsland Road, E8