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Another Sunday Market @ Shoreditch

Pizza Eastでロンドンでの今年初のランチをとった後、ぶらぶら歩いて、Shoreditch High Street駅から東、ブリックレーンに連なる道に出ているマーケットを見て歩いた。昨年、Shoreditch High Street駅がオープンしてますます再開発が進み、ヒップでトレンディになりつつあるショーディッチにおいて、猥雑なイースト・ロンドン的雰囲気を色濃く残すこのマーケットは、かなり衝撃的。駅の横の果物・野菜の屋台を皮切りに、日用品や電化製品、文房具、自転車用品、古着、アンティーク、中古家具まで、日常生活に必要な物が何でも手に入り、イタリアやフランスの食品を売る屋台もある。が、売っている物の多くは、安物かガラクタ、もしかすると盗品も混じっているかもしれない。

We walked around a market on a street connecting Shoreditch High Street station and Brick lane, after the first lunch in London this year at Pizza East. It is quite a shock to see such a market with stereotypical chaotic East London atmosphere in Shoreditch, where is becoming trendy and hip after a series of redevelopment projects together with an opening of the new station last year. Starting with fruits and vegetable sellers next to the station, you can basically buy anything you need for daily life from household products, home electronics, stationaries, bicycle parts, used clothing and accessories, second-hand furniture, antiques and all kinds of bric-a-brac, as well as Italian and French food – but unfortunately mostly cheap stuffs and junk, or even possibly some stolen things.


Vintage shop, or just selling anything with a little value the lady has in her closet?

何故か、自転車パーツを売る店が多い。Brick Laneは盗難自転車を売っている事で密かに有名だが、そこで買った中古自転車をチューンアップするためか。

There are some vendors selling bicycle parts. Is it for a tune-up of a bicycle purchased from Brick Lane (known for selling stolen bikes)??


A vendor selling household products. There is some order up to this point.


A London version of a dollar-store.


When we entered a space supposedly used as a car-park on non-market days, it was a chaos – products and trashes were all over the place. There was a mountain of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac. How on earth people find anything from it??


This sort of disorder is more like a market in developing countries, rather than London.


Graffiti behind is quite Shoreditch.


Antique? seller. We hoped that there might be something nice but…


We were overwhelmed by people and stuffs. I don’t necessarily recommend the market for tourists or friends, but just to show another side of London, for your interest.

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Paperchase @ Tottenham Court Road

Paperchase(ペーパーチェイス)は、イギリスとアメリカに展開する大手文房具チェーン。文房具不毛の国・イギリスにおいて、ちょっとしゃれたデザインの、オリジナル文房具類やカード等が手に入る。駅構内やデパートのテナント、自社店舗合わせて、イギリスに80店以上ある。以前は親会社であるアメリカのブック・チェーン、Bordersボーダーズ)内にも店舗を構えていたけれど(アメリカでも300店以上のBorders内に出店している)、Bordersのイギリス子会社が昨年末に破産し、イギリスにある全店舗が閉鎖されてしまったため、Paperchaseも繁華街の多くの店舗を失ってしまった。ちなみに、N1ショッピングセンターにあったBordersに入っていた店は、その向かいで最近閉店したブティック・Karen Millenの跡地に再オープンした。

写真は、南には電器店が、そして中程にはインテリア・ショップが並ぶトッテナム・コート・ロードにある、3階建ての旗艦店。1階は文房具やカード類、ラッピング用品等を扱い、2階は鞄や高級文房具、季節商品やセール品、カフェチェーンのCaffè Nero、3階は画材、工作・クラフト用品、画用紙等の紙類を扱う。大型文房具店が少ないロンドンにおいて、色々なものが一カ所で手に入る貴重なお店だ。

Paperchase is a stationery store chain operating throughout UK, and have expanded their business into the USA in their current parent company Borders Group‘s over 300 book shops. Paperchase has a range of original stationery and cards, an is one of the few stores I can find decent and designy stationery from UK. Paperchase has over 80 outlets; in train stations and some department stores, as well as their own stores. It also had concessions in Borders in UK, but as Borders UK went into administration in late 2009 and store closures followed, Paperchase lost a large presence on the British high street. There was one in the Borders store at N1 Shopping Centre in Angel, but the store moved in the space in the same shopping center, where used be a women’s clothing store Karen Millen which closed earlier.

The photos are of one of their 2 flagship stores in Tottenham Court Road, where electric stores in the south and interior stores in the middle. In the three-floor store, they carry stationery, greeting cards, gift wrappings on the ground floor, and bags, gifts, and seasonal and/or sale products on the first floor, and papers, crafts, and art materials on the top floor – very convenient place to find stationery and gifts in one place.

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