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Five adored Under-the-Radar places to stores to shop this winter
Love shopping but desperately looking for something matchless and unique?
You have an eye for all the latest trends but also have a limiting budget for Valentino and Gucci? All of this may seem like a problem, but as we run out to our favourite High Street Stores, check out our shortlist of under-the-radar London boutiques where you’ll be able to find an outfit to make your friends and loved ones say “wow”!
As Fashion Stylist, sometimes we have to be pretty savvy when it comes to finding the best online and offline sites to shop, for both unique, hard-to-find items in this fashionable destination of London due to our client needs.
But while shopping online may beat the hustle and bustle of the people in town, offline shopping and the real in-store experience will always have a special place in our hearts. And in the spirit of generosity, we're sharing our go-to sites with you, dear reader.
Here is our rundown of 5 of the best shops in central London to check out this winter.
Wolf & Badger, 32 Dover Street & 46 Ledbury Road
Taking all the hard work out of shopping, Wolf & Badger have been curating and collating the top picks from exciting new designers since 2009. Full of new treasures, you’re sure to stumble on your new favourite brand While visiting the boutiques in Mayfair and Notting Hill. The best part of Wolf & Badger would be their jewellery selection, which combines precious metals and stones with fresh, statement designs from some of the newest and up and coming designers internationally.
The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, SW3
Owned and curated by Belle Robinson, this boutique provides a unique luxury shopping experience; with womenswear and menswear ranges as well as beauty and lifestyle items, showcasing international collections and up-and-coming designers. They also collaborate with talented artists by hosting events throughout the year, so that every time you visit you experience something new.
Dover Street Market, 18-22 Haymarket, W1
This multi-brand and concept store was created 12 years ago by Comme des Garçons’ designer, Rei Kawabuco devoted to display the most important and exclusive labels in the fashion world, providing a true fashion experience with an atmosphere with a changing inspiration. It has been known to be one of the most desirable shopping destinations in the world.
A La Mode, 10 Symons Street, SW3
Peter and Josephine Turner created this chic store in 1986, using their personal considered opinion to discover up-and-coming labels. Their beautiful store is notorious for showcasing picturesque clothing from world-famous international designers.
The Box Boutique, 104 Draycott Avenue, SW3
In the heart of Chelsea, this concept store has quickly become the shopping hotspot for London’s top celebs and fashionistas. It offers hi-tech toys and cold pressed juices alongside its collection of haute couture garments that will leave you speechless. A store that combines health and fashion? What more could you ask for?