Grand Central Hall Liverpool: Fashion & accessories with Miss Millie and Preserved Vintage Clothing
This time my most exciting discovery (in addition to The Dressing Room) was Grand Central Hall – what a place. I’d never even heard of it, and we just happened to stumble upon it, but as soon as I saw the mad exterior, which has a sort of Moulin-Rouge-beaten-up-by-Gaudi appearance, I was through the doors…
|Not sure about shopping here, mum|
Turns out, Grand Central Hall is now the home of many fashion traders from Quiggins, the bohemian shopping centre that used to be off School Lane and was (controversially) redeveoped as part of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture redevelopment.
Eliott found the place terrifying at first (he is heavily suspicious about anything Gothic in case it houses vampires – fair point) but once I’d crowbarred him through the front door, even he was bewitched by the utterly crazy haunted fairground which houses amazing and authentic vintage boutiques, alternative clothing emporiums and tattoo parlours.
|The foyer of the building|
|Inside it’s a like an old music hall on acid – well, this is Liverpool|
|She’s got the best view…|
|Still not quite sure what to make of it|
Utterly impressed by this quirky bazaar, I purchased two amazing pieces of costume jewellery from Miss Millie, a treasure trove of vintage and vintage-inspired accessories, all at affordable prices. I’ll bust out the ornate owl bracelet I bought (£9!) at Fashion Week for sure.
|If you go to Grand Central Hall, pay Miss Millie a visit|
|Loving the novelty necklaces|
|Bright bows and funky rings|
|There are just a couple of vintage separates to complement the jewellery & accessories collection|
|I might put a paper pineapple on my ceiling…|
|If you love a brooch…|
|So many beautiful headdresses|
I also dipped into Preserved Vintage Clothing a teeny tiny vintage boutique with some lush evening/party dresses – again, great prices. I plumped for a pleated purple maxi that is getting an airing at a Fashion Week party on Wednesday night, but could have tried on everything in the shop if I’d had time.
|Quirky, funky and fashionable|
|So many amazing full length dresses|
|Love the Molly Ringwald-ness of the dusty pink blouse and cream floral hat|
|Vintage as it should be|
All images by Johanna Payton – please do not reproduce without permission/credit