London is one of the best cities in the world where you can lost yourself shopping. We don’t want to make you waste too much money so we will give you a TOP 5 of the best stores in London. You have thousands more but, for now, we will introduce you 5 of them (wait for the other ones).
The capacious store – spread over two floors on the former site of Mamas & Papas – is handily located on our regular cut-through from Topshop to Liberty.
This is a fine destination for elegant silk blouses, long belted blazers and chic cropped trousers, and there’s an excellent range of beauty products, skincare and make-up – check out the on-trend shades of nail polishes. The appealingly ugly shoes and clumpy boots – think pleasingly odd heel shapes and butter-soft leathers, all made in Italy – offer excellent value for money.
On display in the 10,000sq ft space is a broad selection of designer clothing, shoes, accessories, books, music (both CDs and vinyl) and the odd piece of furniture. The shop also boasts a spa offering shoppers the chance to unwind with a variety of treatments. There’s also a slew of hard-to-find niche skincare brands, including New York’s Bigelow, Ole Henriksen, DCL and Kaeline.
Despite the vast volume of fashion on offer, it is easy to find what you’re looking for due to the very clear lay out- accessories on ground, Topshop’s own brands (including Unique) plus designer collaborations from London Fashion Week stars Richard Nicoll, Marios Schwab and recently Mary Katrantzou on Lower Ground, and a massive collection of concessions- including a whopping shoe hall, in the basement. The shop has so much on offer, you’ll see quite a broad cross section of consumers here- there are teen shoppers dragging their parents around the denim selection, the party dresses from Motel, the cheap racks of ballet flats- and stocking up on armfuls of brilliant statement jewellery from Freedom at Topshop.
It’s not often that you have to book an appointment for the privilege of entering a shop, but then LN-CC is no ordinary boutique. The jaw-dropping interior, which is somewhere between the set of Red Dwarf and a futuristic tree house, is located underneath a drab office block, which you enter via a very ordinary side door. Inside, the avant-garde designer stock is creatively merchandised and separated into themed zones by art director Gary Card and brands include Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, and Dries Van Noten.
There is no more gorgeous a shop in London, possibly the world, than Liberty. While the high streets around it and beyond become more and more ubiquitous, this mock-tudor department store remains utterly unique – designed by Edwin Thomas Hall and son Edwin Stanley Hall to resemble a stately home.
It’s certainly one we’d love to live in, with an eccentric best-of-British jumble of haberdashery and its world-renowned fabrics, high-end fashion plus lotions and potions aplenty.