Our special guest brand in store this month is the iconic Anglepoise®.
In the 1930’s Britain produced a rational, modern lamp for mass production. It was intended as a functional light for both the office and home. The Anglepoise® was the result of a collaboration between Herbert Terry & Sons and George Carwardine, an automotive engineer and a director of Carwardine Associates of Bath.
The 1227 lamp was modelled on the ergonomics of the human arm, with springs instead of counterweights to hold the arm in position. The lamp has sold an enormous quantity since it’s release and represents an independent British tradition of rational design.
The window of our Hanbury Street store current features a Giant1227™ which was originally created for the Roald Dahl museum as a tribute to the lamp he used at his writing desk. We are selling a selection of Original1227™ lamps in store. Prices start at £160.
Moscot is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear. The brand infuses its unmistakably refined, downtown aesthetic with nearly 100 years of eyewear expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship.
Hyman Moscot arrived from Eastern Europe via Ellis Island in 1899. Hyman began selling ready-made eyeglasses from a pushcart on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s famed Lower East Side. The family business grew until the Moscot’s opened their first retail store on Orchard Street. 4th Generation Kenny & Harvey Moscot are still there with two additional retail units in New York.
We are very pleased to be one of the few Moscot stockists in London. We carry a range of optical eye & sunglasses in our Spitalfields store (London Undercover, 20 Hanbury St, London E1 6QR)
Prices from £175.
Our 3rd collaboration piece with Maharishi uses the brand’s new 10th anniversary camouflage, DPM Lunar. The design features the Bonsai Forest infiltrated by a textural photographic moon surface within the pre-existing heavenly cloud shapes, from which magical bonsai trees grow, all aided by the moon’s bio-dynamic forces.
These elements reinforce the concept that camouflage has its roots in nature, natural history and art rather than the military; a concept that Maharishi’s founder Hardy Blechman has spent nearly a decade researching.
The umbrella itself is made using natural Beech Wood with a natural Bamboo handle on our premium steel frame. It is available to buy exclusively Maharishi.
We have made a selection of 7 lightweight telescopic umbrellas exclusively for our friends at Liberty.
All feature authentic, historic prints from the Liberty archive on our new super-strong, 8-Rib frame. All 7 umbrellas are available to buy exclusively in store and online at Liberty and London Undercover. Price: £45.
If you’ve been to our Spitalfields store recently, you would have seen that we are currently exhibiting photographic works of East End photographer Chris Dorley-Brown.
Chris has lived and worked in the East End of London for the last 30 years. His photographs document the ever changing social structure of the area with it’s tradition of radicalism, experimentation and innovation.
Having produced and exhibited works with the BBC, The Whitechapel Gallery, ICA and The Museum of London, Chris has an exceptional back catalogue of stunning photographs dating back to the late seventies. It’s this archive that Chris kindly allowed us access to and together, created a small selection to display in our Hanbury Street Shop.
From the middle of February we will have a number of very Limited Edition prints available to purchase. More information on this will be published soon.
Before we say farewell to our Xmas Pop-Up Shop on Newburgh St and return to our Flagship store in Spitalfields, we will be holding a SAMPLE SALE there for 3 days only. The Sale begins This Friday at 11am and runs through to Sunday at 6.30pm.
14 Newburgh St / Carnaby, London / W1F 7RU / 11am – 6.30pm / Cash & Cards Accepted.
If you’ve passed our Spitalfields shop in the last week you may have seen our new window which showcases our latest project with Bespoke Tailor, Timothy Everest.
In the early 90’s, Everest introduced a new generation to the joys of handmade clothing, creating investment pieces that stood out and were built to last. His apprenticeship with Tommy Nutter (the legendary iconoclastic tailor to the Beatles and Rolling Stones in the 60s and 70s) left him equivocal about the stuffiness of Savile Row, but passionate about its peerless standards of craftsmanship. “Our customers are very appreciative of the fact that we take the time to establish a relationship with them, and create something that’s for them and them alone,” . “They’re people who’ve gone beyond the dictates of high fashion and want a modern, invigorated, and not-too-reverent take on contemporary tailoring.”
Twenty years later, Everest serves clients ranging from art dealers to hedge fund managers to rock stars, who appreciate his winning combination of bespoke classicism and quirky individualism. “I see us as quintessentially British, in that we’re attuned to tradition, but at the same time there’s a willingness to play with that tradition,”. In 2010, his craft was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen, when he was awarded the MBE for services to tailoring.
Everest has recently collaborated with the likes of British Cycling labels Rapha and Brooks and now London Undercover. The umbrella features a grey herringbone outer with the infamous Timothy Everest Spitalfields flower interior. This is stitched to our heavy-duty steel frame and a beech wood stick and handle. The umbrella features a special collaboration label on the inside and is tied with a matching yellow grosgrain strap.
Together with Bloomingdale’s and Apple Corps Ltd, London Undercover celebrates 50+ years of Beatlemania in the USA. As part of a capsule collection with designs from the likes of Burberry, Drake’s, Paul Smith, Turnbull & Asser, we have designed 6 exclusive Beatles Umbrellas. The collection includes 4 Sgt. Pepper umbrellas based on the brightly coloured uniforms worn by John, Paul, George & Ringo on the album sleeve. Each include a Sgt. Pepper’s Drum skin interior.
We have also designed an Apple Umbrella with core interior inspired by the 45 vinyl labels and a Black HELP! umbrella using the original typography.
A Continuous Goldberg’s (Michael Williams & Randy Goldberg) Pop Up Flea is coming to London this weekend. It’s the first time it will be happening outside New York and we’ll be there alongside a wealth of great brands.