Where to shop in london

Published On September 7, 2015 | By Mark | London

If, like me, you’re a guy who loves to look sharp, then you will find everything you need in the clothing stores of London.

Whatever your budget and whatever your style, it’s time to hit the stores and get the London look.

The obvious place to start is Selfridges. There are a lot of department stores in London but Selfridges is the place to go for clothes. Just near Bond Street tube station, you can dodge the Oxford Street crowds and grab everything you need under the one roof. From high end and big name labels, through to casual wear and street wear. Three words – Big. Underwear. Selection.

Down the other end of Oxford Street it is hard to go past TopMan – the prices are super low but you do need to be able to convince yourself that you look amazing in skinny jeans.

When you think of London fashion one of the first names that comes to mind is Paul Smith. Sharp suits and stylish casuals, amazing shoes and snazzy accessories. There are a number of Paul Smith stores in London – worth checking out is the outlet store in Borough and the flagship store in Covent Garden.

If you want to establish your street cred then then LN-CC in Dalston is so cool that it’s the kind of place where you’re not sure if it is actually selling clothes. LN-CC stands for Late Night Chameleon Cafe – part record store, part gallery, this is shopping as an experience. The clothes on offer a unique blend of established names and innovative unknowns.

Nestled in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, A Butcher of Distinction is, as you might guess, a cutting edge clothing store in an old butchers. The meat hooks are still in use but these days they are selling all of the latest collections. Shop here and there is no danger of anyone accusing you of being mutton dressed as lamb.

Islington is one of those neighborhoods where you can happily spend your weekend – cafes, restaurants, and shopping. One of the best is Sefton – a small menswear store but such a well chosen collection that it is impossible not to want to buy everything you try on.

Anthem is a small store in Shoreditch, which is a pretty cool statement in itself, but the additional point of interest here is that this store is the brainchild of Simon Spiteri who brought Liberty back into the forefront of menswear in London.

Still in Shoreditch it’s hard to go past Present – every clothes store should have a book section, coffee bar, and apothecary. Oh, and there’s clothes. Really good clothes.

If you were going to choose the coolest street in London, then Redchurch Street would have to be vying for top spot. One of the reasons why is Hostem – a beautiful store with an exclusive selection of clothing on offer.

Start on Rivington Street is another independent boutique that always seems to be bang on trend for what men should be wearing on the streets of London.

Break out the credit card boys!

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