From high-street brands to niche boutiques, London is one of the best cities to head to when in need of a chic wardrobe update.

Both local designers and big names in the industry have settled in the British capital to offer shopping addicts the best of fashion and trends. We’ve selected 5 of the top shops to visit when holidaying across the Channel.


  • Wolf & Badger

    32 Dover St, London W1
    A den for stylish Londoners, Mayfair-based Wolf & Badger combines independent brands with its own designs and a line of unique fragrances. In the basement, a gallery houses all sorts of performances (music gigs, food and art expos) that add to the edgy feel of this trendy location.
  • Dover Street Market

    18-22 Haymarket, London SW1
    Recently moved from Mayfair to a new store in South West London, Dover Street Market offers an eclectic, well-edited range of designer clothes. Head to this beautiful shop to purchase stunning accessories that you’re unlikely to find anywhere else.
  • Beyond Retro

    58-59 Great Marlborough Street, London W1
    With one shop in central London and another one in Dalston, Beyond Retro is one of locals’ favourite vintage, yet affordable, stores. To carefully rifle through each of the many racks of clothing is the best way to get your hands on extraordinary pieces you’ll want to show off when you’re back home.
  • Paper Mache Tiger

    26 Cross Street, N1
    Fashion agency head honcho Kyle Robinson is behind this new address – a jungly, light-flooded café and shop, set in a former pipe factory. Pieces run from plants and prints to Robinson’s clothes lines: covetable sweatshirts from être cécile, and Herculie’s cool unisex essentials.

Image credits: © Shutterstock; © Shutterstock; © Paul Martyniuk; © J. W. Anderson, Dover Street Market; © Beyond Soho Retro; © Jamie Lau