London has some of the best shopping in the world. While the high street serves an important purpose, we love the array of independent boutiques dotted around the city. So much so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite London boutiques that we recommend you browse at your leisure.
1. Start London
Start have a women’s boutique and a men’s across the road. There’s a good mix of well-known brands and up-and-coming labels. At the women’s store expect to see Richard Nicoll and Sonia Rykiel, at the men’s boutique we look out for Martin Margiela, Acne and Moncler.
42-44 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3BN
2. Dover Street Market
Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo’s six-storey store is really something to behold. Portaloo dressing rooms, corrugated-iron shaks housing tills, and an incredible mix of designers. Lanvin, Azzedine Alaia, McQueen and Rick Owens to name a few. Oh and not forgetting all 14 of the Comme des Garcons collections.
17-18 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT
3. OTHER SHOP,
From the team behind Bstore comes OTHER Shop – one of London’s premium fashion destinations. Designers on offer include Opening Ceremony, Peter Jenson and Sophie Hulme.
21 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QA
One of London’s most valued fashion landmarks, it boasts individually handpicked pieces from the world’s top designers. Perfectly nestled amongst equally desirable designers on London’s South Molton Street.
23-27 South Molten Street, London, W1K 5RD
There are also stores in Richmond, Notting Hill and Wimbledon. Always immaculately presented and offers brands such as Burberry Porsum, YSL and Diane Von Furstenberg.
87 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 4QU
If you happen to live outside London, take a look at the online collection by MD Online Boutiques.
We love Sefton for the collections of British menswear and International brands. Sefton’s own label is available in-store alongside brands such as Nike NSW, Levi’s Vintage Clothing and John Smedley.
196 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RQ
7. The Goodhood Store
Men’s and Women’s fashion delivered with a fresh approach and store design. A total haven in today’s same-old high street. There’s also homeware and artwork to browse.
, 41 Coronet Street, Shoreditch, London, N1 6HD
Jewellery, accessories and shoes can be found alongside a fashion-forward edit of garments from Carven, J Brand, Malene Birger and many more.
294 Upper Street, London, N1 2TU
9. The Shop at Bluebird
An iconic Art Deco building that houses everything from designer frocks to menswear, furniture and accessories. There’s even a spa which was added in 2007. Look out for the cast from Made in Chelsea!
350 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UU
Find womenswear at No.49, and menswear at No. 88 where you will find John Smedley knits, Folk, Fred Perry and Barbour. We also love the Herschel Little America Backpacks.
49 & 88 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AR