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Dolly Did It

Herne Hill Market

19 year old Dulwich resident Amy Pitura-Riley heads “Dolly Did It”, a lovely business selling upcycled, preloved furniture, vintage items and homemade crafts.

After training in Technical Theatre at the acclaimed Brit School Amy turned her hand to refurbishing tired preloved pieces of furniture into beautiful desirable pieces, all sold at reasonable prices. The products are innovative and eco friendly whenever possible, e.g. an old tennis racket becomes a mirror, vintage china teacups hold beautiful scented candles, old vinyl records are turned into cake stands. You name it, Dolly will reinvent it!

If you are wondering where the name Dolly Did It comes from, 2 year old Amy’s dolly was ‘apparently’ responsible for spilling a pot of paint all over the carpet in the family home. Toddler Amy told her mum “Dolly Did It!”.  When looking for a name for her new businesss Amy was reminded of this incident and “Dolly Did It” was born and now Dolly is applying her paint more usefully!

Additional Stalls at Herne Hill Market!

We’re pleased to announce that from this Sunday 12th March, we will have more space at Herne Hill Market! Additional stalls will be found in Brockwell Passage off Railton Road and include some of your favourite stallholders – PLUS some fab new stalls which will no doubt make a great addition to the market. Why not come and see for yourself this weekend?!

More stalls at Herne Hill Market

Great West London welcome for CCFM!

We’re happy to say that the launch of our lovely new market at Wendell Park School, W12, went swimmingly well! Huuuuge thanks go out to our amazing stallholders and of course the local residents who turned out in force to support us. A special mention to the lovely Shannon of Simply Smiley whose balloon wielding pirate kept all the kiddiwinks (and adults!) entertained throughout the day! Looking forward to seeing you all again next Sunday…
Shannon of Simply Smiley
Elcio Crepes

Gill Scheuer

Herne Hill Market

Gill Scheuer makes bags, bike seat covers, brooches and bunting out of the upcycled fabric from discarded umbrellas. As a passionate hater of waste, Gill always felt that something should be made from the fabric that is thrown away when an umbrella breaks, which they frequently do. Out of this, the umbag was born: a tote bag that not only uses upcycled fabric, but is also designed to be kept in your bag at all times and help you avoid the need for plastic bags. Next came re-‘cycle’ seat covers – an umbrella for your saddle!

Gill makes all her products herself, from her home studio in West Norwood. Her work can be found on, and

Spyware Vintage

Herne Hill market

Marion Spy has a background is in historical fashion and retail management, and she has a lifelong love of collecting beautiful things. In 2007 she decided to combine her love of vintage style and her talent for putting together unusual pieces by establishing Spyware Vintage: her hand selected collection of unique, vintage fashion and style for wear and home.

From the 1920’s to the 1980’s, she personally sources and curates an eclectic mix of desirable pieces at very reasonable prices.

Spyware Vintage are at Herne Hill Market on most Sundays where you will find a different and unique selection of vintage clothes and accessories for adults and children, jewellery, collectable ceramics and glass, furniture, vintage books and ephemera. Marion’s friendly, helpful, personal service, and the quality and value of her collection has won her a circle of loyal, regular customers. Do come and find Spyware at Herne Hill and she will help you to find something unique and special to suit you.