Top 10 Shops on Upper Street

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Upper Street is the main shopping street in the Islington and while it’s a busy street, it’s also very beautiful and a great place for browsing at the weekend. The selection of retailers is mostly a mixture of stylish fashion boutiques and upmarket bars, cafes, and restaurants so you won’t be short of refreshment options if you need a break from shopping.

 

1. Joy

Men’s and womenswear, homewares, and gift items are on offer at Joy. It may be a chain store but it’s a favourite in the area for its friendly staff and cute trinkets. It’s a bit like a UK version of Urban Outfitters.

21-22 Upper Street, London N1 0PQ

Open 9am – 8pm Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday, 9am – 9pm Thursday and Friday, and 11am – 7pm Sunday

www.joythestore.com

 

2. L’Erbolario

The Italian herbal cosmetics store L’Erbolario stocks a beautiful selection of products for the face and body made from natural ingredients. Alongside the main lines there are men’s and baby products, a selection of candles, and even pet shampoo and perfume.

106A Upper Street, London N1 1QN

Open 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday

www.erbolario.com

 

3. Colibri

Independent fashion boutique Colibri stocks women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories from brands including Cacharel, Ilse Jacobsen, MKT Studio, Chloé Stora, Lola Cruz, and Superga, to name but a few. It’s a small shop but offers a perfectly curated selection.

124 Upper Street, London N1 1QP

Open 10.30am – 6.30pm Monday and Tuesday, 10.30am – 7pm Wednesday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 6pm Sunday

www.colibrifashion.com

 

4. Sefton Menswear

Sefton is considered by many to be one of the best menswear boutiques in the city. It stocks a huge range of designer brands from small British labels to large international names. Everything is great quality and displayed thoughtfully.

196 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ

Open 11am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday

www.seftonfashion.com

 

5. Zakti

Trendy activewear store Zakti stocks a wide selection of own-brand yoga, running, and other sports gear for men and women and even runs free in-store yoga classes.

40 Upper Street, London N1 0PN

Open 9am – 7pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday

www.zaktiactive.com

 

6. After Noah

Stepping inside After Noah is a feast for the senses, with toys, stationery, homewares, accessories, and retro sweets displayed on every possible surface. In the basement there’s a great collection of restored vintage furniture and both kids and adults can be entertained for hours browsing the selection.

121 Upper Street, London N1 1QP

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday

www.afternoah.com

 

7. Twentytwentyone

Specialists in high quality contemporary, classic, licensed, original and vintage designer furniture. Twentytwentyone is a delight to browse, even if some of the pieces might be a little out of your budget. They also stock a great selection of small gifts and household accessories.

274/275 Upper Street, London N1 2UA

Open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am – 5pm Sunday

www.twentytwentyone.com

 

8. Malin + Goetz

Apothecary brand Malin + Goetz opened their first UK store in the original Victorian building on Upper Street and the wall-to-ceiling timber shelving units stocking products in a rainbow of colours are a joy to look at. Products include skin and body treatments, hair care, modern fragrances, and candles.

146 Upper Street, London N1 1QY

Open 10.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 5pm Sunday

www.malinandgoetz.co.uk

 

9. Wild Swans

Wild Swans is an independent boutique stocking a number of Scandinavian design brands. As well as the best selection of Scandinavian fashion in London, there’s also a selection of lifestyle products including beauty items and homewares.

152 Upper Street, London N1 1RA

Open 10.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 11.30am – 5.30pm Sunday

www.wild-swans.com

 

10. Aria

Interiors shop Aria stocks a selection of contemporary designer furniture, home décor, lighting, kitchen equipment, and gifts, alongside carefully curated vintage items. The space itself is worth a look, as the original Barnsbury Hall building has been lovingly restored to emphasize the original architectural details and there’s a nice in-store café too.

Barnsbury Hall, 2B Barnsbury Street, London N1 1PN (just off Upper Street)

Open 10am – 6.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12 – 5pm on Sunday

www.ariashop.co.uk