Shopping in London
Shopping in London has almost unlimited possibilities. There you can buy everything. About 50% of the European and American goods that you can buy in London right now, most likely, will appear only after six months or a year in the rest of Europe. The capital of Great Britain is crowded with small designer boutiques, department stores, and luxury boutiques.
There is a sea of luxury goods in London, a lot of individual extra-class services, craftsmen who make custom-made piece goods: fashion designers and tailors on a Savile Row street, manufacturers of hats from Chelsea, shoemakers, sewing shoes manually at the Jermyn street, etc.
Oxford Street has the world’s largest Topshop store and a lot of luxury boutiques of famous brands. In addition to a huge selection of fashionable and inexpensive clothes, there is a beauty salon and a candy store, — and Rihanna and Kate Moss sometimes come here for shopping. Here is also the most famous umbrella store — the James Smith and Sons at the crossroads of New Oxford Street and Bloomsbury, which has been operating on this site since 1867. From the street, it looks like Victorian London-style decoration.
Luxury boutiques are focused on Picadilly, with over 350 stores including the famous Marks & Spencer. In addition, you should go to Bond Street, Knightsbridge and Harrods — there is the most exclusive assortment of famous brands like Armani, Prada, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, etc.
Covent Garden districts are known for its exclusive shoe stores. There are also many designers shoes on Carnaby Street.
On Regent Street, there are a lot of original products and stores where you can buy clothes and jewelry from local designers, and exclusive fabrics.
The secret street Hatton Garden, hidden from the eyes of tourists, in a historic corner of London, famous for its jewelry stores. A great place to buy and repair all kinds of jewelry.
One more fashionable street is a King`s Road street, once famous for its alternative fashion stores, is still filled with the most stylish audience in the world.
Libеrty — this shopping center is more like a museum. It is located in a wooden mansion of the 19th century, in the interior — old fireplaces, huge mirrors in carved frames and luxurious stairs. There are exceptionally luxury boutiques where you can buy unique perfume from a local perfume store.
Bicester Village is located in Oxfordshire, an hour’s drive from central London. There you will find more than 130 boutiques of the most luxurious designer brands. It presents men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories from leading British and international brands such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Church’s, Gieves & Hawkes, Smythson, Anya Hindmarch, Mulberry, Matthew Williamson, Salvatore Ferragamo, Temperley London, and many others.