Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The shop

Finally! After a long wait, we can officially present to you the true mission of Lemms & Hems.

The shop.

We have ransacked the whole of London, searched far and wide to find quirky, whimsical treasures for you and you alone; Vintage Karen Millen, Teenflo, Pret a Porter, handmade Italian boots and many more vintage items that will entice you to return for more. We hold strict principals and ensure that every gem chosen is something that we would personally wear. All items are in excellent vintage condition (unless stated). We hope you will love what we love!

Now, we are proud to present our Launch Collection - 6 unique pieces just to give you a flavour of what's in store. We stayed sleepless and sugar-highed to bring you our take on these looks; well worth it.

To celebrate our Launch, we are offering our first 3 buyers 20% off and subsequently a 10% loyalty discount on your next purchase.

Item # 1

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Item # 1
Laura Parker Dark Blue Coat/Dress
Made in Paris
Vintage Size Label: EU 38
Faux fur collar not included
£30

This item has been sold.

This can be worn as a coat or a dress, and it is, IMHO, one of the coolest things we have. The defined shoulders, the mandarin collar, the three-quarter sleeves, the slinky length -- it's a formula for FIERCE! Also comes with pockets to shove your hands in if they're cold or if you want to look nonchalant. (Nonchalantly FIERCE.)

Measurements
Shoulder to shoulder: 39cm
Length: 116cm
Sleeve length: 46.5cmCurrent sizing: UK 8-10


Item # 2

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Item # 2
Pret-A-Porter
Little Black Satin Dress
Lace tank top worn underneath not included

£10

This would be great for a night out. Since us Lemms are incredibly boring and never have nights out, we're selling it. Accessorise it with a belt and killer heels and think pityingly of us as you're dancing the night away.

Measurements
Bust: 83cm
Hips: 79cm
Current sizing: UK 6-8

Item # 3

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Item # 3
Simon Jeffrey
Royal Blue Blazer
Vintage Size Label: UK 10
£15

Doesn't Sam look like some sort of indie Japanese musician? All she needs is a guitar. This could fit a modern size 14 beautifully, but would also be ever so slouchily chic on smaller girls. The material is pretty thin, so it'd make a great summer jacket.

Measurements
Shoulder to shoulder: 42cm
Length: 66cm
Sleeve length: 57.5cm
Current sizing: UK 6-10

Item # 4

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Item # 4
Blue Gauzy Top
£10

This delicate gauzy top makes a really cool layering piece. I love the patterning, the subtle variation of colour and the ruffle details on the lapels. Throw it over a tank dress or roll it up to turn it into a scarf.

Measurements
Shoulder to shoulder: up to 50cm
Length: 64.5cm
Sleeve length: 43cm
Current sizing: UK 6-10

Item # 5

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Item # 5
Uber Wide Red Trousers
£25

As a child, I once wore red jeans to school. I was mocked cruelly by kids who had no imagination. If I could go back now, I would strut through the playground in these red culottes, combined with a white tank top, a Balmainesque/Napoleonesque military jacket and knee-high boots. Sure, those kids would still laugh at me. They would say: "Are you wearing trousers, or a skirt? Ha ha!"

But I wouldn't care. Because I would look awesome.

Measurements
Waist: 81cm
Length: 85.5cm
Current sizing: UK 8-10

Item # 6

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Item # 6
Irie Silver Blazer
Made in France
£25

You can't really see it from these photos, but we've just discovered that this blazer has a glorious flare at the back which is amazingly flattering to the hips. This is therefore recommended for girls with hips. The material is also slightly shiny, so that wearing it makes you feel like a sexy robot from the future. There is no downside!

Measurements
Shoulder to shoulder: 42cm
Length: 71.5cm
Sleeve length: 60cm
Current sizing: UK 8-10

The pound has greatly devalued and interest rates are at its all time low so why not invest in some classic vintage pieces without looking like the girl down the street who got that vintage-esque tweed jacket from H&M? E-mail us at lemmsandhems@googlemail.com if you are interested in any of the pieces above, or just want to own a real vintage tweed jacket from the 70s, with shoulder pads to boot.

Lotsa Love,
Lemms and Hems

2 comments:

stefmax-thepranetary said...

i love the red trousers!!! *look just like my hakama* xD

sad. i wish i was not a midget T-T

-stoof

Lemms and Hems said...

Whee we are glad you like it!!!