Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Malcolm Hall - Glam Style

 We love a little bit of Glam here in Space. The 40's and 50's are lovely of course but, personally, the colour, vibrancy and new materials of the 60's and 70's do it for me, especially when you can associate those styles with the music of the time. 
You'll know the names Ossie Clark and Tommy Roberts but, if you're a fan of 1970's rock, you'll certainly have seen the work of Malcolm Hall. How about this for starters
White Malcolm Hall suit worn by Led Zeppelins Jimmy Page, made around 1975 and now in the V&A

Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, David Bowie, ABBA and ..er..Mud were among the many stars to wear Malcolms threads, there's a tasty selection in the retro section on his website. Indeed, happily, he is still trading and his style hasn't changed too much
An image from Malcolm Halls current range with appropriately stylish old rocker model

What's inspired me to write this piece is that we've been lucky enough to find a vintage Malcolm Hall suit from the early 1970's. We can even trace it's provenance to Boodle-am, a small independent shop in Leeds, one of a few places to stock him outside of London.
Son of Space, Gabriel Elvidge, modelling our Malcolm Hall suit

What a beauty. Olive brown satin, with velvet panels front and back, a huge lapel and gently flared trousers. We'd love to sell this to the equivalent of Jimmy Page etc but who's around nowadays with enough flamboyance, Coldplay? 

While I had my captive model I took a few shots of him in another of our 1970's Pop/Rock culture suits, this time a 3-piece Teddy Boy style number tailored by John W. Mills of Bexleyheath. I can't find a single mention of him on the net so presumably he didn't go on to dress the stars although they'd have looked pretty dapper in this..

Sunday, 18 May 2014

National Vintage Awards

We're delighted to have been shortlisted for the Northern 'Best Regional Shop' in this years Nva's
If you have a moment please click the pic to go to the voting page, put a tick next to us and enter your email and send. 
It means a lot to us to get some recognition for all the hard work (no really!) we've put in over the last 5 years. Winning would really be a boost!  Many Thanks.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

When buying Vintage.......

Some great advice here for those 'on a mission' to buy some quality pieces!

Stylist.co.uk  How to buy Vintage

The only quote that doesn't apply to us is "Have you noticed how dark vintage shops can be?"

Friday, 11 April 2014

Oh, What a lovely blog.

Here's a great post about a visit to the shop by the good folks at Wish Vintage, Kent.  
Many thanks.

Read it HERE

and here's a link to their Facebook

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Gorgeous Yorkshire at our opening

We had a private launch for our both floors of 'The Ginnel' last week and the lovely ladies from the 'Gorgeous Yorkshire' blog came along, took some excellent photos and gave us a very nice write up.

Here's the link Gorgeous

Sunday, 12 January 2014


Come and see our beautiful new shop.  Its a wonder to behold. Upstairs and Major Toms Cafe/Bar open in 2 weeks. Immense.

Friday, 27 December 2013

Space Movie

Check out this stop frame movie of us making the new Space. 4 weeks in 23 seconds.


Saturday, 7 December 2013

We're Moving...

We're delighted to announce an opening date for our bigger, better, beautiful new Space.  We're moving all of 20ft next door but it will be a whole world away in location, quality and atmosphere!
We'll be opening the downstairs doors next Sat 14th at 10am with the new section and Major Toms Cafe bar opening a few weeks later in early Jan. 
Here's some before and after pics.  Firstly the sight that greeted us when we first got the keys

And how it looks now, a week before opening

And finally an artists impression of how it will look next Sat

Still a little bit of work to do, but we'll get there

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Furs galore!

As the winter season forces it's chilliness onto us this month, we reckon stocking up on your winter coats is a necessity. What better way to do it than with a gorg fur to warm your cockles?! In stock now we have a multitude of faux furs (we don't do real fur) with a variety of lengths, colours and styles. 

So why don't you rock a fur like Mary-Kate/Ashley (10 space points if you can tell, because I sure can't) Posh Spice and Kate Moss, and keep yourself warm during the snowiest winter in AGES. 

Don't worry fellas, Kanye's comes to the rescue! The coolest kid on the block is also donning the fur, so don't feel left out!

Here's a member of our staff looking fabulous in her faux fur, purchased from Space of course!

We've got stock in from Astraka, Tissavel and other big names from £40 so come on down to Space and treat yourself.