Heart Home magazine Issue 12 August 2014 - Page 39

Four years ago Helen launched her business Lady Crimplene, a pop-up shop that sells secondhand clothes, collectables and accessories from the ‘50s to ‘80s. Three to four times a year Helen holds open house events at her home turning her bedroom into a shop. She also, occasionally, opens her home on Saturday mornings for appointments and every year she has a stall at the Crystal Palace Overground Festival. Helen has been an avid collector of second-hand items since the early ‘80s and setting up a business selling vintage pieces had been on her mind for many years. “I’m constantly on the lookout for things. If I’m away anywhere I’ll visit any charity shops in the area and vintage markets.” 39