This quaint store has an air of old-world charm, stocking timeless, functional products for the home and garden.
Mixing classic with modern, Labour and Wait manages to be quirky and unique in a neighborhood filled with shops screaming ‘I am so much cooler than you’. The magic lays in their simple and honest approach and their belief that good design goes hand in hand with quality and functionality.
Owners Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins are both designers with fashion backgrounds who became frustrated with quick product turnovers and re-designs in the retail world. Out of their frustration came the concept for Labour and Wait to sell a collection of everyday classics that will not date but will mellow and only improve with age.
The shop is truly amazing and on the hunt for props, we went completely overboard! So much beauty line the walls of the shop located in an old Truman Brewery pub in Shoreditch, ranging from cleaning& bathroom supplies to kitchenware, clothes and stationary.
Our list of purchases: Japanese coffee pot mustard, marbled enamel dish & plate,
horn egg spoon, linen dish cloth, Portuguese toothpaste, horn pocket comb, paper scissors.
If you can’t make it to London, make sure to browse around their lovely webshop.
Text: Magali Elali
Photography: Bart Kiggen
Labour and Wait, 85 Redchurch Street, London
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