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LN-CC

LN-CC

LN-CC

LN-CC

LN-CC

Address 18-24 Shacklewell Lane; London E8 2EZ
by Dunn Street
Neighbourhood Dalston | See on map
Tube Dalston Kingsland [Overground]
Telephone +44 20 3174 0729
Website http://www.ln-cc.com/
Hours Any day by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dalston, in London’s East End, has slowly been making a name for itself with an influx of hot little hotels, edgy designers and the Dalston Superstore club, possibly the first ever venue hipsters would travel outside of a tube zone for. So the arrival of this concept store has only heightened the hype around the area.

Thought up by John Skelton, an alumnus from limited-edition masters oki-ni, and Bad Passion’s Dan Mitchell, LN-CC (Late Night Chameleon Cafe) looks like a set designer’s dreamscape. Descend down the stairs and through a skeletal corridor into seven concept rooms designed by Gary Card, ranging from ‘Earth’ and ‘Light’ to ‘Warmth’, as well as a book shop curated by art-book dealer Conor Dolan.

As both founders come from a menswear background, there’s more for guys than girls down here, a gratifying mixture of Japanese streetwear, London it-kids and established names – think Rick Owens, Ann Demeulemeester, Christopher Raeburn – as well as a bent for ambiguous items that cross gender boundaries altogether. And whilst the appointment-only entrance policy feels exclusive, you’ll find plenty of friends downstairs – if only thanks to the friendship bracelets dangling off every hanger.