Lily Allen and Sister Sarah Owen Have Made Lucy in Disguise London's Top Vintage Shop
LONDON--Let's say you have haute-vintage taste on a bric-a-brac budget. What's a girl to do during the busy party season with nothing (new) to wear? Enter UK popstar Lily Allen and her sister Sarah Owen. The duo's London shop, Lucy In Disguise, will rescue you with rare vintage garments and accessories, including mint condition gowns by Ossie Clark, YSL, Chanel and Alaia and Biba. The twist? They're rentals, starting at just £35. (About $55.) But if you do you fall in love with it on the first date, everything is for sale, too. (Of course, the prices are much higher.) Now, the Covent Garden shop, which launched in September, has opened a private boudoir called With Diamonds, where you and your besties can get retro nose-to-tail with a hair, makeup and nail salon, not to mention an era-inspired private bar. That means you can gather a few friends for tea a la Marlene Dietrich--or for a champagne and strawberries pre-party--while you get your Stevie Nicks alter-ego into a wide-leg pantsuit. Fashionista chats with Sarah Owen about the idea behind Lucy In Disguise...and With Diamonds.