One of a Kind

One of a Kind One of a Kind, based in the historic market place of Portobello Road is a capsule of beauty and elegance throughout the ages. Providing unique and rare pieces to a worldwide clientele of people who appreciate the highest quality in fashion.
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Hidden in the heart of Notting Hill’s historic market place 'Portobello Road', stands One of a Kind Archive. An Aladdin’s Cave’ crammed full of the ages most rare and wonderful gems. The archives have played a valuable resource and contribution to the fashion industry since 1994. With an international clientele of the worlds top fashion houses, stylists, costume designers, curators and collectors who visit in search of vintage treasure. A museum in its own right the archives are testament to the importance of the preservation of fashion. Holding over 5000 artefacts, from every designer and decade the archives only continue to grow with time. Founded by collector Jefferson Ihenacho who has been collecting since 1987 when he first moved to London from Nigeria. Establishing himself as a natural born salesman on Chelsea's Kings Road his obsession with fashion was born. His exceptional taste and signature style have continually placed him in the possession of fashion history’s most iconic moments. With eyes like magpies he was drawn towards anything that shines, traipsing auction houses, markets and car boot sales, wherever his wandering eye led him. Jefferson’s collection began to grow rapidly. With every outing he would come home baring something new. Close ones to him became concerned, jokingly calling him a hoarder. Although Jeff would not listen, he was not your ordinary newspaper and plastic bag collecting hoarder, he hoarded vintage couture and only the best of it. It wasn’t until the collection amounted to such an extent when Jeff realised it was time to open his own shop where the pieces could be viewed by the general public, available to hire and purchase, and alas ‘One of a Kind’ was born. One of a Kind quickly caught the attention of London’s most chic and stylish. As much as they liked to think it was their secret, words spread quickly and Jeff’s personal shopping experiences in the infamous ‘back room’ became musts on everyone’s ‘to do’ lists. Developing close working relationships with industry professionals over the years, One of a Kind began to grow a reputable status and was quickly becoming a fashion mecca for fanatics all over the world. From consulting fashion houses with inspirational designs, dressing celebrities for red carpet appearances and performances and contributing to major fashion exhibitions One of a Kind has it covered. Another Magazine | Alexander McQueen | Another Man | Arena Homme + | Purple Fashion Magazine | ReEdition Magazine | POP | Vogue Magazine | Self Service | JW Anderson | Loewe | Louis Vuitton | Dazed & Confused | I-D | W Magazine | MOMA– New York | Museum at FIT – New York | National Gallery Victoria – Melbourne | The Barbican Centre - London | Gallery of Costume - Manchester | Christian Dior | Tom Ford | Celine | Givenchy | Stella McCartney | Supreme | Tommy Hilfiger | Kanye West | Gucci | Dolce & Gabbana | Acne Studios | Valentino | Jean Paul Gaultier | John Galliano | Pedro Almodóvar | Vogue |

Address

259 Portobello Road
London
W11 1LR

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 11:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 18:30
Thursday 11:00 - 06:30
Friday 11:00 - 18:30
Saturday 11:00 - 18:30
Sunday 11:00 - 18:30

Telephone

20-77925853

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