Well placed on Regent’s Park Road, the slow-paced ‘high street’ that runs through Primrose Hill Village, this is a lovely little boutique, which carries both popular and cutting-edge fashion designers. Visiting this shop for the first time, right before Christmas 2007, I was lucky enough to come across a gorgeous, black, corseted raw silk dress.
On sale for RRP of about £260, I couldn’t help but consider it a lovely ‘little black dress*’. The price was a little bit steep for me at the time, therefore I asked the very helpful and well-dressed sales associate, Christalla, if there was any chance of getting a pre-January sales discount. Suprisingly kindly, she said, yes, should could reduce it by 20%!
After that, I had to have it – and later learned it was from actress Sienna Miller‘s new fashion line Twenty 8 Twelve. Being slightly too big around the bust, I was in need of a seamstress and was relieved when Christalla recommended studio 8′s, who had done the work to another of this exact dress before. Not only was Christalla kind enough to take the measurements for the work right away, after the dress came back, she kindly only charged me £10 for the alterations (I expected £20-30).
Due to the interesting mix of designers studio 8 carries, including Maurice & Francois Girbaud and Lilith among others, and superior customer service, I shall be coming back here to shop again.
The studio 8 website is also worth a visit as it has a ‘look book’ of the designers they carry and also states they can place orders, with these, on your behalf.
studio 8 (official site)