Best place for boutique shopping in london


FASHION, 41 Coronet Street, N1 6HD (7729 3600/ www.goodhood Old St tube/rail.                                                                                                   

Designers Kyle Stewart and Jo Sindle run Hoxton backstreet boutique Goodhood, London’s best streetwear-edged concept store. They showcase independent and rare brands, but it’s their own excellent collaborations that excite the most. Stocking desert boots by Opening Ceremony, Surface to Air wedge sandals, a cabinet full of Eddie Borgo jewellery and vintage Vans that will have trainer nerds quivering with excitement.

Anthropologie King's Road will open in Spring9.Beyond Retro

VINTAGE FASHION, 110-112 Cheshire St, E2 6EJ (7729 9001/ www. Shoreditch High St Overground. Also at 58-59 Great Marlborough St, W1F 7JY (7434 1406).                                                

Vintage shopping at Beyond Retro is a London rite of passage. The vast former warehouse on Cheshire Street is crammed with around 10,000 items of second-hand clothing and accessories – with about 2,000 new pieces hitting the shop floor each week. If you have the time and patience, you can get yourself properly dolled-up in vintage corsets and suspender belts, silk slips and net petticoats, frou-frou prom dresses and lots more.


FASHION & HOMEWARE,158 Regent St, W1B 5SW (7529 9800/ Piccadilly Circus tube. Also at 131-141 King’s Rd, SW3 4PW (7349 3110).

Anthropologie, the romantically inclined elder sister to Urban Outfitters, opened the doors of its first European store in autumn 2009 – and instantly provided one of London’s best shop interiors. Impossibly twee, stock is of a feminine bent, with delicate necklaces adorned with puppies and birds, soft-knit cardies and blouses with ruffles and bows. A second, homeware-focused store opened in early 2010.

7.Fortnum & Mason

FOOD & GIFTS, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER (7734 8040/ Green Park or Piccadilly Circus tube.

The grand dame of Piccadilly, F&M has manyclaims to fame: more than 300 years of history, a series of Royal Warrants, rumours of ghosts, and not least, the culinary masterpiece that is the Scotch egg. The store’s £24 million, two-year revamp is stunning: the store retains all that is marvellous about its Georgian past while changing just enough to position itself as a twenty-first-century shopping experience. Fabulously redolent of a time when luxury meant the highest degree of comfort rather than ostentation, this remains a treat for all who venture through its oak doors.


FASHION, 214 Oxford Street, W1W 8LG (0844 848 7487/ Oxford Circus tube.                                                       

The biggest, bossiest, pushiest member of Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia empire, the brand has been the queen of the British high street for the past decade, and walking into the busy Oxford Street flagship, it’s easy to see why. In-house brands share the rails with pieces from the likes of Mark Fast, Jonathan Saunders, Christopher Kane and Michael van der Ham, and the flagship also has a range of concessions and a brilliant personal shopping team. It’s a fun, if somewhat frenzied, shopping experience, and a visit on a Saturday afternoon requires extraordinary stamina.

5.b Store

FASHION, 24A Savile Row, W1S 3PR (7734 6846/ www.bstore Oxford Circus tube.                                                          

Bringing a rough edge to London’s most traditional shopping street, the Savile Row boutique’s reputation as a stockist of innovative fashion labels remains unimpeachable. Owners Matthew Murphy and Kirk Beattie’s in-house label goes from strength to strength, with clothing for both men and women. Offering art installations, excellent service, jewellery and accessories, the b boys also publish their own style mag.

Bro_Browns_Focus4.Bro & Browns Focus

FASHION, 24-27 South Molton St, W1K 5RD (7514 0016/ Bond Street tube. Also at Browns Focus, 38-39 South Molton St, W1K 5RD (7514 0000).                                                     

Joan Burstein’s venerable empire celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2010. Among the 100-odd fashion heavyweights jostling for attention at its shops that dominate South Molton Street are Chloé, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga and Christian Dior. Burstein has always championed the next-big-things from the fashion elite, so you’ll also find designs from stars like Christopher Kane, Marios Schwab and Todd Lynn. Across the road, Browns Focus caters for a younger crowd, with labels such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and Ann-Sofie Back.

3.Dover Street Market

FASHION, 17-18 Dover St, W1S 4LT (7518 0680/ Green Park tube.                                   

Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s ground breaking six-storey space combines the energy of London’s indoor markets – concrete floors and tills housed in corrugated-iron shacks – with beautiful, rarefied labels. All 14 of the Comme collections are here, alongside brands like Lanvin, Givenchy and Azzedine Alaïa. Freshly installed are new YSL and Lanvin areas, and Rei’s new ‘Girls’ Space’. Once you’ve taken it all in, celeb spot in the Rose Bakery on the top floor.


DEPARTMENT STORE,400 Oxford St, London, W1U 1AT (0800 123 400/ Bond St or Marble Arch tube.                         

Although Selfridges celebrated its centenary in 2009 it remains London’s most contemporary and innovative shopping experience. What’s more, from its famous window displays to the sprawling grandeur of the beauty hall (attracting 300,000 visitors a week), it’s beautiful. Menswear is also superb, with concepts like the b Store pop-up continuing to excite customers. Exceptional events and shop-in-shop projects are Selfridges’ real strength, along with imaginative and zeitgeisty stock.

And the winner is…

1. Liberty DEPARTMENT STORERegent Street, W1B 5AH (7734 1234/ Oxford Circus tube.                                               

Shopping at Liberty is an experience to savour. Artful and arresting displays, exciting new collections, eye-popping exclusives and luxe labels all add to a wonderfully eccentric atmosphere. Last year’s ‘Renaissance’ (Liberty-speak for refit) breathed life into the old store: stock was tweaked, events were planned and a series of inspired collaborations hit the rails. A perfect clash of innovation, tradition and English eccentricity, this mock-Tudor masterpiece wins Time Out’s best London shop, 2010.

What is our city’s ultimate shopping destination? To coincide with the publication of Time Out’s guide to 500 of the capital’s must-visit retailers, ‘London’s Best Shops’, we’ve distilled a top 50 list and roped in a panel of celebrity shopping and style experts to pick their favourites.

Our judges are Mary Portas, designerHenry Holland, editor-in-chief of Love magazine Katie Grand, bloggerSusie Lau, director of young designer initiative Fashion East Lulu Kennedy, fashion retail expertYasmin Sewell, Time Out Shopping & Style editor Dan Jones and our Shopping & Style associate editorMaggie Davis.

Vintage doesn‘t always mean cheap. But we think it should. So we‘ve hunted down the best deals you can find in the capital‘s retro and charity shops.  North Cloud Cuckoo Land
This compact but charming shop just off Islington’s Camden Passage has been keeping local Islington ladies stylishly clad in vintage frocks since 1982. With a range spanning from Victorian times to the 1980s, it’s a good place to find pretty day dresses, skirts, capes and cardigans – the 1950s cotton-print frocks (£35-£65) are currently best-sellers. There’s always a strong selection of accessories, now including exquisite 1950s floral cocktail hats.                                                                 Best buy 1980s polka-dot tea dress, £35.6 Charlton Place, Camden Passage, N1 (020 7354 3141) Angel tube. Open Tue-Sat 11am-5.30pm.

London’s best shoe shops

Whether you’re in search of sparkly stilettos or sturdy sneakers, London is head and feet above the rest. From the world’s biggest shoe deparment to quirky boutiques, we’ve rounded up the capital’s ultimate footwear finds. Kurt Geiger 1 James St, London, WC2E 8BG Behold, a shoe chandelier! If you thought such things were limited to your dreams you’re in for a treat at Kurt Geiger’s new Covent Garden flagship. As well as Kurt Geiger and KG ranges, the store also stocks Prada and Marc Jacobs for women and Hugo Boss and Paul Smith for men. The accessories are great, too.

London’s best vintage clothes shops


Preparing the way for the rise of upmarket vintage-clothing boutiques, Rellik was started by three traders from nearby Portobello market in 1999 and is still firmly on the fashion map for celebrities, fashion-hungry tourists and vintage-hunting stylists. If money is no object, you can walk away with a rare original or two from designers such as Ossie Clark, Christian Dior and YSL or, perhaps more likely, some beautiful accessories to pep up your wardrobe. Rellik 8 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NW

And the winner is…

Girl Meets ~A personal Favourite~

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