An Insider’s Guide To The Best Shopping In London
In gearing up for London Fashion Week, we can’t help but dream of all the shopping show-goers will get to experience when they descend upon the city. One such stylish jet-setter is blogger Natacha Steven, who frequents the locale and has major plans to visit her favorite British boutiques amidst the events this season. Here, her picks for destinations to hit for the best vintage, ready-to-wear and more in London.
Natacha Steven's Guide To London Shopping
"Liberty is iconic, and the flower shop alone right outside makes it worth a visit. They're renowned for their mini floral prints—the store will make you want to redecorate your home and go wild in the floral department."
Location: Regent Street, London W1B 5AH
Dover Street Market
"Dover Street Market is a seriously special place—they always have the coolest things on display. There are locations in NYC and Tokyo, but if there was ever a time and place to splurge (or rack up a massive wish list) while in London, it would be here."
Location: 17-18 Dover St., London W1S 4LT
Fortnum & Mason
"Fortnum & Mason is a British institution. There are a few locations sprawled throughout the city, and it's a great place to come look around and sit for a nice tea."
Location: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
& Other Stories
"& Other Stories is the perfect go-to for affordable clothing and accessories. They have great sweaters and nice cosmetics, and you can always grab a cool pair of sneakers too."
Location: 256-258 Regent St., London W1B 3AF
"Bluebird is a great concept store that's absolutely worth a visit, if only to stand mesmerized overlooking the book corner. You'll probably leave with a cool candle to gift a loved one, and then buy several things for yourself."
Location: 350 King's Rd., London SW3 5UU
Salt Resort Wear
"Salt Resort Wear on Walton Street is the perfect marriage of all things gypsy and bohemian. When you enter, you feel like you've been transported to some exotic island. Make this your one-stop shop for your vacation wardrobe and you'll be golden."
Location: 69 Walton St., London SW3 2HT
"Oxygen Boutique in New Castle is a hot spot for cool-kid essentials ranging from Illesteva shades to Golden Goose sneakers. Come here to pick up a few fun things before you hit the town with your girlfriends."
Location: 51 Eastcastle St., London W1W 8EB
"William Vintage is the best place to find high-end labels like Dior and Balenciaga. The selection is beautifully curated, and you will fall in love with all their museum-worthy gems and dresses. You may never leave!"
Location: 2 Marylebone St., London W1G 8JQ
"Blitz is one of Europe's biggest vintage stores. It's denim heaven—come here to find the perfect pair of jeans, in addition to other unique, original and reworked vintage pieces."
Location: 55-59 Hanbury St., London E1 5JP
"When in the city, Topshop on Oxford Street is no-brainer. (I think we can all agree on this!)"
Location: Oxford Circus, 214 Oxford St., West End, London W1W 8LG
"Selfridges is my favorite department store—I could live in there for weeks and be perfectly fine. Their denim department is particularly impressive—they have it all, and trust me, you're going to want it all."
Location: 400 Oxford St., London W1A 1AB