The Hip Parade
If Austin Powers set up shop in Camden Market, the result would be a bit like The Hip Parade. The shop's scruffy purple exterior is worn with pride; it's a visible rejection of high street conformity. As you walk in, an assault of colours, costumes, masks and feathers mark your entrance into another world. Whatever the event, Hip Parade has the outfit. Their retro, quirky, saucy, downright crazy collection demands a good rummage. Should you be broke, fear not, you can hire rather than buy. Staff provide cheery, attentive service, no matter how outlandish the request. Groooovy baby!
Sonja Hodgson, http://work-thoughts-and-stories.webs.com