martedì 30 ottobre 2012

MUNA FASHION TIPS: London Shopping - where to go to find what you are looking for...

Upon suggestion of a very dear friend that from a few years living in London - after a grueling two days of Londoner shopping - I thought I'd write a post on fashion shopping in London. 
A sort of itinerary for shopping with the stores you cannot miss, the goodies and trendy boutiques to go without fail, especially if you do not have much time....hoping that the beautiful Claudia in the next few months would enter into at least a couple of these (apart from his beloved Tk-maxx!).

Temperley boutique, 6-10 Colville Mews Kensington and Chelsea (Westbourne Park Tube) unmissable, in my opinion, the beautiful chiffon dresses and the girlie skirts from the trendy British designer Alice Temperley.

The Jacksons, 5 Allsaint's Road Kensington and Chelsea (Westbourne Park Tube), interesting fashion with fun accessories. Stocking their own label of shoes and boots as well as an unique mix of international designers collections and jewellery.

Alice by Temperley 

- Coco de Mer, 23 Monmouth street (Covent Garden Tube) very sexy and luxury underwear.

Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street Westminster (Green Park Tube) Beautiful Chaos  is the slogan of the famous concept store created from the creative japanese designer of Comme de Garçonne Rei Kawakubo. Fashion and Jewelry from the most famous designers.
Peter Pilotto AW 2012 Collection
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street Westminster (Bond Street Tube). If you only have a few hours of time for shopping this is the place, is the best one-stop shop in London with concessions to the most popular London designers, as well as a vast department of cosmetics and local products and canary yellow shopping bags.
Miss Selfridges new campaign with Fashion Bloggers 
- The Browns boutique, 23-27 South Molton Street (Bond Street Tube) here you can find designer clothes labels for less (Dior, Fendi, YSL and many more), specially the latest trendy fashion superchic of English and International designers.
Erdem dress

Falabella Alpaca and silk blend
shoulder bag Stella Mccartney

- Virginia's, 98 Portland Road Kensington and Chelsea (Holland Park Tube) here you do not only buy a great vintage clothes selection, but also something special: there are beautiful beaded dresses from the 20s, chiffon evening gowns from the 30s and Edwardian lace underwear. Don’t expect bargains, the prices reflect the quality of the clothing.

Agent Provocateur, 5 Royal Exchange Westminster (Tottenham Court Road Tube) So much satin, ribbons and lace: lingerie super sexy for glamorous girls!
Agent Provocateur Lingerie
Vintage Modes, 1-7 Davies Mews Westminster (Bond Street Tube) tattered vintage fashion of well-known British designers such as Ossie Clark.

The Cross, 141 Portland Road Kensington and Chelsea (Holland Park Tube) lifestyle boutique for confidential advice to fashion, jewelery and interiors.
Mimi Satchel bag £274

And here you are a list of some outlet store that are worth a visit:

- The Pandora Dress Agency, 16-22 Cheval Place Westminster (Knightsbridge tube). A big store with over 5000 second-hand items by YSL, Eldstein, Oldfield...All clothes are used in adverts, films and on the catwalk, drycleaned and sold for a fraction of the cost.

- Burberry Outlet: 29-53 Clatham Place, Hackney, if you love the English style Burberry, deserves at least a short visit.

- The Joseph Clearance Shop, 53 Kings Road (Sloane Square Tube) Prada, MIU MIU and many more.

- Proibito, 94 New Bond street (Bond Street Tube) sometimes you can find great offers, Moschino, Armani, D&G and many more.

- Paul Smith Sale Shop: 23 Avery Row (Bond Street Tube), outlet of the famous english fashion brand.
- Matalan, 279 Edgware Road (Edgware Road Tube). A chain store rather than a discount outlet but worth a look specially on the gold label stands.
Matalan Pointelle Cowl Dress

TK Maxx, Like Matalan but a little more upmarket maybe?

Nichole Farhi /French Connection outlet shop, 3 Hancock Road (nearest underground station is Bromley by Bow E3). All clothes are used in adverts, films and on the catwalk, drycleaned and sold for a fraction of the cost.
Imperial Lux trench coat French Connection
There are also various Designer Sales through the year but you would need to get on their email lists and hope they are happening when you are over here:

- Designer Warehouse Sales, 45 Balfe Street, (Kings Cross Tube). They have lots of sales and they are very big ones.

- Jacques Vert, 83 Lawrence Road.

Young British Designer
- The British Designers Sale, 42 York Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive, Chelsea.
Young British Designer
- Designer Sale UK, Brick Lane.

1 commento:

  1. Thanks Muna, this are so great london's shopping tips! I'll follow your suggests and I'll let you know soon my fashion finds during my planned trip in the swinging London for next month :) kisses, Mel.


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