If you come to Footurama frequently, then you should be familiar with this feature program, Store Visit. We have brought you Store Visits from cities like Vancouver, Amsterdam, Berlin, Jakarta and Bali. Today, we want to bring you another visit to London.
London, a city where people pays a lot attention to a damn fine clothes. Having lots of fashion stores from high-end fashion to street labels, the city is known as one of the best shopping destination in Europe. There are only a few stores that offer a really good and different experience when you stepped in. If you ask us, one of them is LN-CC.
LN-CC or Late Night Chameleon Café is a breathtaking retail concept situated in East London, in Dalston Shacklewell Lane to be exact. At first, it seems like an unlikely location for a boutique that carries brands like they have in store cause it was not like any other usual neighborhood where you would easily find stores like this. Honestly, we were having a little trouble finding the store at first. We spent minutes outside looking for the entrance, and finally called the store for the right direction. Stepping in through the entrance door, we were greeted by a beautiful wooden tunnel and believe me, it felt like stepping into a different dimension. The inside was divided into these brilliant concepts of product rooms, music and books, and club / gallery space.
Products are divided into three rooms. On the first one, there are goods from Sasquatch Fabrix, nonnative, ayame, Wacko Maria, and limited exclusives from Yuketen among others. On the second one, (which comes in a very different feel), you'll find menswear products from designers like Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens and Damir Doma. The third product room is filled with menswear, womenswear and accessories from Ann Demeulemeester, COMME des GARCONS Homme Plus, Dries van Noten, Cutler and Gross, Illesteva, Oliver Peoples and Mykita among others.
Other brands that you can expect to find here are :
Facetasm, Balenciaga, Guidi, H by Harris, Hiroshi Tsubouchi, Haerfest, J.W. Anderson, Lanvin, Linda Farrow, Maison Martin Margiela, Mr. Hare, New Power Studio, Nigel Cabourn, P.A.M., Sacai, Sunsea, Sunspel, Unused, Yohji Yamamoto, and so much more.
Other room you'll also find here is this room for Music and Books. Here, you'll be spoiled with brand new and vintage Vinyls, CDs, Audio equipment, Rare books ranging from Art, Fashion, Culture, Photography and Music. Heaven. LN-CC also has their own club space to be used for gallery, music, launching or private events.
Overall, this is such a great experience for us. We can say that it was more like visiting a fine gallery with a very beautiful installations inside. Just like what the creators has said about the store ; "In my opinion, nobody mixes menswear and womenswear in the way that we do. We wanted to keep the store as tight and as special as possible. This isn't a 'walk-in-off-the-street' kind of place.". Anyway, the store is one of our most recommended destination in London.
Make sure you made an appointment before you got to Dalston. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find the details below.
LN-CC / Late Night Chameleon Café
18 Shacklewell Lane
London E8 2EZ
+44 (0)20 7275 7265