Beyond Retro opens new cafe

Fashion fans staying in luxury London hotels looking for a chic place to pick up retro items can now visit the Beyond Retro cafe.

Billing itself as a vintage superstore, Beyond Retro has opened with an on-site cafe decked out with vintage tea sets.

Tables are made of old Singer sewing machines, while modernity isn't entirely shunned, with free wi-fi available to customers.

"Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Beyond Retro Dalston is now open for business!" commented the store.

"Over the last few weeks we've transformed the disused warehouse space at 92-100 Stoke Newington Road into a palatial vintage hang-out where you can grab a coffee, discover your new favourite band and, most importantly, find all the vintage clothes you could ever dream of."

The 10,000-square-foot building used to be the manufacturing centre for the cult British fashion label Daks and was featured in the James Bond movie Die Another Day.

Beyond Retro offers a vast collection of vintage and second-hand clothing for men and women.

The venue also plays hosts to live bands, such as the Jukebox Collective which is set to entertain shoppers this month.

"We've been listening to their single Lost & Found almost constantly for three months now and aren't the only fans," explained the group.

"Steve Lamaq himself has praised the track as 'Scroobius Pip with a Kaiser Chiefs keyboard and an Art Brut album', while Tom Robinson claimed 'if there is any justice in the world that is going to be a great, big, fat, monster, hit'."

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