Dead Stock

Brightening Up Monday

Coat - 1970s Dead stock, Jeans - last season McQueen, Shoes - Sophia Webster

Coat - 1970s Dead stock, Jeans - last season McQueen, Shoes - Sophia Webster

Blimey it’s cold. I thought for one disillusioned moment that spring weather had arrived and would stay. I was wrong storms rolled on last night and in with the cold weather. Not to be too disheartened I opted for warm clothes, back on went the coat but this time with some colour.

i picked up this coat last year from a place in Weatbourne Grove that has some amazing 70s and 80s dead stock. I mixed it with last season McQueen jeans I bought in the sale - a few sizes too big but I split them down the back and made a seam which allowed me to take them in. All in all even with the bad weather, I felt pretty good today 🌈.

My West London Happy Place


I love this photograph! This is one of the places I feel happy, content and totally immersed in ‘stuff’ that makes me feel happy. I.e Dead stock from the 1970’s think cheese cloth, maxi dresses, hand embroidered corduroy blazers and some massively over worn & patched denim - heaven!

It is in fact a shop in West London that I stumbled upon, nothing special from the outside. It sells Portabella Road bags, t-shirts, some 80’s bits and general Westbourne Grove memorabilia but look slightly beyond this and your eyes will rest on some super cool stuff. Look even further to the back wall and you’ll see some stunning examples of Afghanistan textiles and dresses.

As I write I’m already mentally planning a trip to mooch and find inspiration, maybe tomorrow…

Dead stock definition - A term used to describe merchandise that was never sold to or used by consumers before being removed from sale, usually because it was outdated. Dead stock is often warehoused, but it can also subsequently be offered for sale and typically retains its original package and tags.