There's a portal on Francis street that transports you not to a place in space, but to a space in time. And unlike every terrible Hollywood foray into time travel, this journey is pretty serene.
The portal is Anonymous
It's not often that I stumble upon someplace new and love it but a couple of days ago, I was captivated by the odd but somewhat beautiful mix of simplicity and chaos of Anonymous. It shouldn't work, but somehow it does.
Anonymous specialists in vintage and retro goods and stepping in the doors really is like stepping back in time to the modernist or even futuristic era of the mid twentieth century. Owner, Andrew and his business partner buy in items from markets and fairs around the country but crucially buy things that they genuinely like, meaning that the consistency in quality is genuinely high.
Anonymous has been around for about two years now and it seems like things have been going well because 'More by Anonymous' has just opened up next door as an extension to the original store. The clientele here is really very varied, from design students to set designers to collectors and pretty much anyone with good taste.
There's shades of 'A Clockwork Orange ' about the stores that adds to the atmosphere and also a sense that you can just pop in and chill out. To be honest, I actually thought it was an underground theatre when I got there and you can't blame me, these things are popping up in Dublin aall the time!
Francis Street is saturated with antique stores and antiquated stores alike but somehow, Anonymous manages to stand out above the rest for its unique sense of style and well Andrew's a very personable dude! Anyway, pop in and tell 'Em I sent you!
I am Timi