Fjällräven Sample Sale

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We are hosting a Fjällräven Sample Sale on the Green outside The Brokedown Palace, Boxpark Shoreditch this weekend – Saturday 28th 11-7, Sunday 29th 12-6. 

Prices will be between 40% and 70% off RRP.

Men’s are mainly size L and women’s size S, but there are a few Ms and XLs in there too.

There is only one of each item and it’s mainly apparel. Bags will be extremely limited – we should warn you now there are only a handful of Kånken backpacks in old colourways. Please come early to avoid disappointment.

RSVP on the Facebook event page now for more info and event updates.

Black Friday – Patagonia Worn Wear Returns to the Palace

This year we decided we wanted to do something positive and sustainable for Black Friday, so we’ve teamed up with our pals at Patagonia to bring their Worn Wear station back to the Palace. Martina will be working her magic and mending any of your outdoor garments for free, and giving advice on how to do repairs too.

See all the details and RSVP for Worn Wear at The Brokedown Palace – Black Friday 25th November.


Fjällräven at the Scandinavia Show

The Brokedown Palace partnered with Fjällräven to do their stand at the Scandinavia Show 2013.

The Scandinavia Show is the only UK show dedicated exclusively to showcase the best of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. The show incorporates Scandinavian design, travel, lifestyle, fashion, culture and food.

This year’s venue was the stunning and historic Tobacco Dock, right on the River Thames; built in the early 19th Century as a secure bonded warehouse for the receipt and storage of tobacco from the New World.

We had a great time and met lots of lovely customers. Thank you Fjällräven for inviting us!

Ian and Dee Dee from The Brokedown Palace

Tobacco Dock

Tobacco Dock entrance

Adam from The Brokedown Palace with the colourful wall of Kånkens.

Andi from Fjällräven at his Wax Station, demonstrating how to re-wax a Greenland Jacket with Fjällräven’s unique Greenland Wax.

This customer came in with his 23 year old Kånken – looks good as new! His wife had just washed it so it’s a little crumpled. She said she always just throws it in the washing machine. They were buying more Kånkens for their young relatives.

Also in our stand were Grower’s Cup Coffee from Denmark. Here Adam from The Brokedown Palace and Andy from Fjällräven are sampling a cup.


Dee Dee from The Brokedown Palace cuddling Moomintroll.

The Danes are invading Swedish Fjällräven!

Joe from Fjällräven looking super snazzy in a UN Blue Fjällräven Numbers Jacket No.68 and matching trousers. 


Lost in London Pop-Up: Bringing Outdoors In

We’ve just started stocking the fantastic Lost in London book, so we were excited to see they were doing a ‘bringing the outdoors in’ pop-up event at Hackney City Farm as part of Chelsea Fringe. We went along to have a look and found some wonderful stallholders and most importantly delicious cakes!

Lost in London’s own stall with all their publications

The Borough Belles WI with their amazing stall of homemade cakes. I had a luscious rhubarb crumble cup cake.

Marshmallow Bunny made by The Borough Belles WI – apparently it’s traditional in Australia!

We loved Sarah May Rogers hand made ceramics – her bone china leaves are exquisite and made using real leaves.

The lovely folks from Peachy Gardening  – an East London based business that offers friendly reliable gardening services. They were selling some gorgeous ready-planted pots at the event.

These greetings cards from Urban Ladybird  are genius – they have seeds in the card and can be planted straight into the ground.

Ian marking his favourite green space on the map – he chose Wick Woodland which is opposite The Brokedown Palace.

No trip to Hackney City Farm is complete without visiting Larry the Donkey, the only donkey we know of to have his own Twitter account. Follow him @hackneycityfarm