Secondo is in a few places – its in the centre of Brixton market (between Rosie’s deli and Franca Manca), in Coldharbour Lane and I’ve just discovered the newest one, opened a month ago next to Clapham High Street station on Voltaire Road (opposite Tsunami restaurant). Secondo is a pretty cool place. The Clapham version has a cafe, selling nice coffees, quiches and cake, a vintage clothes and shoes shop where I spotted a vintage pair of Miu Miu shoes for £30 and some pretty cool fake fur jackets and retro woolen jumpers.
The Clapham version is bigger than in Brixton and the venue under the arches of the railway station really suit it. I liked especially the “caravans” at the back of the shop where the toilets are and the fact that you can grab a coffee and just wander around. It is certainly the coolest place in Clapham and the people sittiing in the cafe were certainly pretty funky. I understand from my yoga class that they do DJ nights and serve booze so worth checking out what’s on.
On 28th November 2009, they are having their opening party in Clapham – the grand vintage ball – should be worth a visit!
UPDATE: Had a very enjoyable coffee and shop at the Brixton version on Coldharbour Lane this weekend (the shop in the market appears to have closed down). There were no tables at Rosie’s as usual so went to Secondo and had a lovely cappucino while listening to French radio. Then had a wander round but not really long enough – loved the tweed hats and floral dresses, definitely worth popping in!