A short bus (yes, bus!) ride towards East London these days is definitley worth the trip. Aside from London’s always amusing double-decker buses, heading into the Dalston, East London area will take one to the LN-CC or Late Night Chameleon Cafe, London’s Stanley Kubric-style fashion/culture destination.
I found myself at the LN-CC earlier this year and was lucky to be able to sit down with the founder/owner John Skelton and Charlotte Hall, the adorable PR Manager and manages shopping appointments at the LN-CC. In many ways, the LN-CC is a gallery of sorts…I couldn’t stop walking around and in some instances gawking. From the shelves and racks of perfectly laid out merchandise to the vinyl records and soon to be bar, it’s a cool and functional space that shows off not just amazing clothing, but also the individuality that John and his team bring to it all.
Merging their retail sales and fashion management backgrounds into a concept they “like”, the LN-CC has become the place to shop and be seen on any given night in East London. Shelves of Rick Owens, Raf Simons, Linda Farrow and a number of Japanese brands fill the store (which is huge at 6,000 square feet), as well as a music and book cafe that turns out some amazing DJ-sets each week. Even better, they offer the option to shop online and also come in for the “experience” of it all.
It’s not New Bond Street or Mayfair or anything close. It’s awesome and worth getting out of Central London to see, if not shop the LN-CC.
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