6 reviews of Labour Of Love in English
Ho Chi Mi...
When I think of the words 'Labour of Love’ I instinctively think of one thing- A hit album by the band UB40, featuring such classic hits as Cherry, Oh Baby, and- of course- Red, Red Wine. This is probably because I always thought this shop was called Love’s Labour’s Lost instead for some reason. And because UB40 have produced some banging tunes, and what with it coming up to summer their faux reggae stylings are burning up the playlists at BBQs and the like. Enough about my somewhat dodgy music tastes, what’s the shop like?
Well for a start it’s very small but well stocked with a selection of independent designer labels, which inevitably means it’s also very pricey. Which also makes it dangerous, as the items sold are gorgeous, the type you look at and think 'my god I’d look great in that, although I wouldn’t be able to wear it anywhere because I’d have to stay at home eating fluff and toilet roll for the next 6 months to afford this outfit, and by the time I could afford to go out I’d be so skinny from having eaten the aformentioned fluff and toilet roll that it wouldn’t fit any more and I’d just be that crazy girl with the baggy outfit that would look really good if only she filled it out a bit/wasn’t the colour of a ghost because she hasn’t left the house or had any nutritional value in her diet whatsoever because I’m pretty sure there are no vitamins in fluff’. You know what I mean?
There’s also a great selection of jewellery from the likes of Tatty Divine which is slightly less expensive and good for giving to close friends as gifts, if you can bear to give it up, and there’s a selection of coffee table books, birthday cards and so on to peruse. I’ve always found the staff to be quite friendly considering I normally browse for a long time and then leave without buying anything, but maybe once I step out of the door they start bitching about me or making a voodoo doll of me. Who knows. Basically, if you want a fantastic, original outfit and have money to spend then check Labour of Love out. If not, either go anyway and look at the pretty things as a form of torture, or buy UB40s hit album, play it loudly from your mobile phone in public places and see all the people flock to get to know you- you don’t need great clothes to get attention ladies.
A sour shop assistant.
I was very pleased to finally find the place as i had to travel from Marylebone, however when me and my friend arrived we didnt even got a hello from the lady who worked there. It was some good things in there but i seen stronger design and to be honest i felt it was a bit copycatty. I like to see more of the stronger independent design. When i asked the lady some questions she pretended she didnt hear me. That turned me off completely so me and my friend left with empty bags…Hanna and Lisa
A very dangerous place for ladies with a penchant for shopping!
All the labels have been carefully selected, meaning that the stock truly is some of the best in London. Almost every item seems timeless, different, beautifully made and skillfully cut, and the interior has been equally as well styled. It has a great mixture of affordable smaller items and more expensive clothes. However even the more expensive pieces are well worth every penny.
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