Pelicans & Parrots opened it’s doors in the summer of August 2010. It has been described as the “first proper shop” in Dalston. It is a mixture of classic tailored and trend aware vintage fashion, furniture and interiors.
In November 2011, it opened a second store just down the road called Pelicans & Parrots Black. This shop is more interior based. However also carries a highly curated range of vintage fashion.
Pelicans & Parrots source their stock from all over the world. The furniture and objects are a mixture of new and vintage and come from different antique fairs and markets across the UK and EU. Much of the newer pieces are from the US as well as other areas of Europe. All the clothes are vintage and about 80% are sourced in Italy.
Most of the pieces sold defy categorization, from a beautifully constructed Ostrich feather headdress from Trinadad, a Tribal monkey skull in a Victorian dome, to a pair of late 80′s electric blue high wasted ski pants.
In March 2013 they launched an events space Pelicans & Parrots Below. It was formerly a Turkish social club, that has been lovingly renovated to look like a Caribbean Rum shop. Accessed through a secret door, It’s used for hosting Art shows and events.
Based in Dalston East London described by Italian vogue as the “coolest place in London”. Pelicans & Parrots couldn’t help but oblige by creating, ahem…the “coolest shop in London”.
As William Morris said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”.