Hidden in an unassuming basement on London’s Shacklewell Lane lies LN-CC (Late Night Chameleon Café), an appointment-only concept store with a peculiar name and a very fashionable stock of premium designers.
After being channeled through a wild wooden tunnel created by London-based set designer Gary Card, visitors are treated to multiple showrooms, each designed to complement the labels carried within. The overall recipe is one that combines emerging designers with established ones: labels like Sasquatch Fabrics from Japan and Perks and Mini from Melbourne ensure customers with more daring tastes will find something unavailable elsewhere in London. On the more conservative end of the spectrum Jil Sander and Martin Margiela are safe bets for shoppers wielding AmEx black cards.
Beyond the clothing, LN-CC’s books and records room is not to be missed. Here you can sample Turkish psychedelic records and stumble across rare finds like a signed copy of Basquiat’s Drawings. Further adding to the store’s versatility is a gallery space and a club room, where friends and family get to live out the “late night” half of LN-CC equation.
LN-CC, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EZ.
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Monique Kawecki is co-editor of Ala Champfest magazine and lives in London.