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Labour & Wait

Slow Commerce at its Best
I came across Labour and Wait a few years back, while I was exploring some of London's emerging fun neighborhoods, Hoxton and Shoreditch.

It feels like a store that's already been around for a century, and that's part of its endearing character. The functional, timeless goods they sell range from hardware to clothing; items you need, not just stuff that collects dust, and fills your house to the rafters.

Labour and Wait was created by Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins, fashion designers who grew frustrated at having to redesign products and ranges every season. The store celebrates the notion of owning something over a long period of time, to see it age beautifully. Its a different kind of commerce, a quiet and more thoughtful approach to today's fast-paced unbridled consumerism.

I love this store. I don't buy much there, but what I do find, counts and gives me joy for years to come.

>>>A huge thank you to The Trafalgar St. James and Curio Collection for a great time in London. @CurioCollection @TrafalgarSW1 #DiscoverWhatsInside #CurioCollection #BeCurious


85 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ, UK
+44 20 7729 6253
Sat, Sun 11am - 6pm
Tue - Fri 11am - 6:30pm