London’s high street is packed with shops that sell an amazing range of fashion related items. The top 10 clothes and fashion shops in London are everything a serious shopper could ever wish for. While shopping is mostly thought to be a women’s favorite activity, men should also try and be as fashionable as possible. And in a city like London it’s easy for men to dress as sharply and elegantly as they wish. The city of London is arguably the hottest fashion center after Milan and Paris, so there’s plenty to look at, even when just window-shopping. No matter what a person’s fashion tasted might be like, there’s a shop in London for everyone; for big spenders, to hipsters, elegantly clothed individuals, to people who are on a tight budget. Shopaholics will have a hard time trying to restrain themselves, that’s for sure. Always try and do some research before going shopping, because when there’s a discount, it’s usually very worth it. Without further ado, here’s our list of the best ten clothes and fashion shops in London.
Paul Smith is regarded as one of the finest designers in the UK today, and at the moment he has thirteen London outlets. The one on Albemarle Street is the shop where all his collection can be found. The service is absolutely out of this world, and other shops could take a few pointers from the friendly and professional sales assistants here. Paul Smith is an important character in the world of fashion and design, and his store perfectly reflects everything he is about.
Visiting address: 9 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BL
If there are people out there who are tired of reading and hearing about “vintage”, then it’s best if you skip this one. However, the reality is that vintage clothing is in! The Blitz opened in 2011 and almost instantly became the hot spot shopping venue for admirers of this particular kind of fashion. Items aren’t too pricey, which is always good, and you never know when a salesperson has the ability to knock off another 10% of any given item.
Visiting address: 55-59 Hanbury St, London, E1 5JP
Topshop is known to be packed full of all kinds of fashion and clothing. Because of the immense stock of merchandise, people usually have an easy time finding exactly what they like. The store has a very good layout and everything is organized well. It’s a shopping venue for everyone, teens dragging their parents around, to smarter looking ladies looking for the perfect cocktail dress. Topshop also has its own brands on offering.
Visiting address: 36-38 Great Castle St, London, W1W 8LG
It is rare that a boutique is this chic and quirky at the same time. Located in a fairly spacious art deco garage on King’s Road, The Shop at Bluebird is a 10,000 square feet modern boutique. They sometimes even sell an odd piece of furniture from time to time. Vinyl and CDs, books, accessories, clothing, it’s all available here. The shop also boasts an indoor spa and a pop-up area of the store which changes each month.
Visiting address: 350 King’s Road, London, SW3 5UU
This is yet another unique London shop that has plenty to offer. The owner of the store renovated this Georgian building in 2004, making it into a minimalistic industrial boutique, with raw and refurbished fittings everywhere. This big six-floor store offers people the top brands in the fashion industry, such as Rick Owens, Celine, and others. Dover Market Street opened a store in Tokyo back in 2012. The owner is clearly doing something right, and once you do some shopping here, you’ll know what that is.
Visiting address: 17-18 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LT
While the name of this London shop doesn’t particularly roll off the tongue like some do, thanks to its location and offering, it’s a stunning venue to shop at. It opened in 2013 and stretches across two floors on a site that belonged to a Mamas & Papas. & Other Stories is owned by H&M, so people know what to expect from such a shop. The leather shoes that can be found here are absolutely fabulous.
Visiting address: 256-258 Regent St, London, W1B 3AF
Opened in 2013, the House of Hackney might just be one of the most gorgeous shopping venues in London. It’s a print-based lifestyle brand that took off like a rocket! One of the owners has stated that she was partially inspired by her minimalist ikea furnished bedroom. However the entrance to the House of Hackney is bursting with floral arrangement that are all locally made, so the shop is warm and colorful. It’s unique but there’s also something very British about it!
Visiting address: 131 Shoreditch High St, London, E1 6JE
The previous shop might be the nicest looking in London, but Liberty is arguably the finest looking shop of its kind in the world. It was designed to look like a stately home by Edwin Thomas Halls and Edwin Stanley Hall. It sells the finest fabrics on the face of the planet, big brand fashion items, and all sorts of lotions. We personally enjoyed their bath shop the most.
Visiting address: Regent St, London, W1B 5AH
The younger crowds who prefer streetwear with a smart looking aesthetic will find The Goodhouse Store to be their shopping paradise. They mostly sell premium brands, as is expected of such a shop in London. It spreads across 3,000 square feet with lovely wooden display structures holding all the goods. There’s plenty on offer here, both for men and women.
Visiting address: 151 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 3QA
There’s no better place to do one-stop shopping than as Selfridges. They sell the hottest fashion items from the coolest and most popular brands and designers. In the basement is where people will find its home department store that packed with everything, from kitchenware to anything a home might need. The ground floor is packed with fashion items that are remarkably well priced. Denim lovers simply have to make their way to the Selfridge’s Denim studio!
Visiting address: 400 Oxford St, London, W1A 1AB