J.Glinert, Wilton Way, E8
This intriguing new shop on Wilton Way in Hackney is barely a few weeks old, but already favoring quality over quantity in a spartan approach to merchandising. The space is minimal, but warm and charming with it.
Selling unique home and hardware items alongside interesting magazines and art & interiors books, here you can pick up a Japanese pencil, a French grater, a German fountain pen, Italian soap…
The locally born & raised owner has cleverly persuaded the Hackney Society to dig out some of their older titles, including Hackney Houses and From Tower to Tower Block, which present a fascinating visual insight into Hackney pre-gentrification.
In a previous incarnation decades ago J.Glinert was also known as ‘Dalston Progressive Stores’, which seems fitting for this beacon of good taste on one of the borough’s nicest streets.
J.Glinert is at 71 Wilton Way, London E8 1BG and opens Thursday to Sunday, 11am - 7.30pm