Lily Allen wanted to open fancy dress shop

London: Singer Lily Allen had plans to open a fancy dress shop before she settled for a vintage store.

The "Not Fair" singer, currently expecting her first child, recently opened a vintage clothing store with sister Sarah Owens, reports

"When I got pregnant, I decided to wind down a bit. So Sarah and I thought it would be a good moment to open the shop we`d been thinking of doing for years. Originally, it was going to be a fancy dress shop but because of our passion for vintage clothing, we thought this would work better," said Allen.

She says the decision to open a high-quality vintage store came after she saw many girls dressed like her.

"One of my `light bulb` moments came when I went to a Christmas party and five people had the same high street dress on as I had. Plus the quality doesn`t compare," she said.