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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 126

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 126 Trendy Hoxton and one for the Germans….no nonsense barbers.  I must say I am falling more and more in love with the shops in the middle of The Tower, you really realise how unique each one is. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 125

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 125 One of my all time favourites. Kennington. Looks like it’s been there forever. Apparently they used to straighten out Bob Marley’s dreads after he’d been playing football in Kennington Park! ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 124

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 124 From foot to head – let’s delve into the hairdressing establishments of the capital this week. 1st up Morning Lane, Hackney. Yuppies! The term ‘young urban professional’ or ‘young upwardly-mobile professional’ is ‘ a young university educated adult who has a job that pays a […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 123

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 123 I’m in Italy and it’s the last day of shoes so we go to possibly the king of women’s shoes.  Born in Romagna, Italy (a region very close to my heart) in the 1930’s and inheriting his father’s tools and artisan traditions, Rossi worked through […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 122

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 122 Shoes Shoes Shoes (& Boots) not just fashion 129 Whitechapel Road E1 today and we’re off to buy some work clothes. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 121

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 121 Goldhawk Road, Shepherd’s Bush today and a specialist in Italian and Spanish footwear. Not much to say about this except that it is the sort of shop I love, the one that is overlooked, dismissed for being neither derelict and edgy or being beautiful or […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 120

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 120 Oooohhhh Bespoke Shoes! Nice. Dawes Road, Fulham today and we’re with Tony.  Must be beautiful to have a pair of bespoke shoes. Top or bottom though? The question is – Is this shop now closed or was it temporarily shut? If it is it really […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 119

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 119 Continuing our shoe journey through London with this chic shop on Maddox Street off Bond St. Ladies’ favourite Charlotte Olympia with it’s cat motive and fun bags. I did some filming in here with a friend who described shoe shopping like candy buying for grown […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 118

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 118 Shoes – a jaunt around some of London’s shoe emporiums for the next few days. There is something distinctly unique about buying new shoes. What is it about new shoes? I remember s a child putting a pair of new trainers next to my bed […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 117

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day 117 Curtain Road, East London today with British Design firm @SCPLtd celebrating 30 years at the forefront of British Design.  Beautiful furniture , lovely shop I want most of the furniture in there! Check this article in The Guardian ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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