L.F.Markey’s first stand-alone store was borne out of demand from customers for a retail experience. Whilst allowing Markey to curate a space to communicate the brands aesthetic.
The store fit, designed by Markey herself has used her trademark bold colour palette throughout, accompanied by industrial fittings such as factory racking, square butchers tiles and warehouse trollies, powder coated in soft pastel shades of mint, baby blue and pink. Soft pink velvet curtains and mint tiles make up the dressing rooms of dreams.
When deciding on the location of their first store, Dalston was an obvious choice as Australian born Markey has called Hackney her home for over 15 years. Dalston, the heart of London’s vibrant creative neighbourhood, is home to an established and loyal customer base who sought a more immersive and dedicated L.F.Markey space.
L.F.Markey was keen to create a casual, creative and fun lifestyle store that celebrates her core brand values. Curated alongside her current SS19 collection Markey and her team have hand selected independent labels from around the globe; YKRA bags from Hungary, Toasties shearling accessories from Paris, as well as jewellery, perfume, ceramics and homeware. All staff welcome you wearing the L.F.Markey signature boiler-suits which are available to buy in a range of colours. The store space will also be used regularly for events, a creative space to support emerging artists, designers and musicians.
Following the brand's exciting wholesale expansion to North America, Japan and Net-a-Porter for SS19, this new London store is an important step in the brand’s expansion plan. L.F.Markey will launch their first Menswear range in May 2019.