If you are searching for a real british experience in London please avoid the Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Picadilly Circus places, unless you like to be overwhelm in a crowd of tourist ! If you don’t, we selected for you some cool, funny and design places to shop that need to be discover !
Liberty is a department store on Regent Street, based in the West End shopping district of Central London. Known for its floral and graphic prints, the department store sells a wide range of luxury goods including women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, cosmetics and fragrances, jewellery, accessories, homeware, furniture, stationery and gifts.
When? Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm / Sunday: 12 – 6pm
2.THE NEW CRAFTSMEN
The New Craftsmen represents a vision of sustainable, real luxury and works with a selection of Britain’s finest craft makers to showcase the materials, skills and craft products of the British Isles. Founded in 2012 in Mayfair, London, The New Craftsmen currently represents a network of over 75 makers working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond. They showcase and sell a carefully selected range of products, limited editions and exclusive collaborations with designers deeply connected to culture and place.
When? Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm
3.HOXTON STREET MONSTER SUPPLIES
The Hoxton Street Monster Supplies is a sweets and oddities shop selling creepy curiosities as Fang Floss, jars of Human Snot and cans marked Creeping Dread and Escalating Panic with very simple and cool packaging.
When? Tuesday to Friday – 1pm to 5pm / Saturday – 11am to 5pm
4.A PORTUGESE LOVE AFFAIR
A shop in London specialised in upscale Portuguese products that include authentic and traditional crafts and tasty flavours from around the country. They provide a combination of quality, authentic and fashionable items with good service and the uniqueness of Portugal. A Portuguese Love Affair finds the best of Portugal and meet the artisans, the crafters, the farmers, the people behind the brands so any product in the shop have a story, a face and a smile! Here you will find out why tradition, design and quality should go hand by hand!
When? Monday-Friday 11am-7pm / Saturday 11am-5pm
5.THE VINTAGE EMPORIUM
If you want to enjoy the charm out of the real world in a little time capsule you will love this place. The vintage Emporium offers a great coffee and cake, browse vintage clothing and accessories in a nice atmosphere.
When? Monday-Sunday 10am- 10pm
Jimbobart is London-based designer James Ward. From his studio and shop on Cheshire St in East London, he creates a range of ceramics and illustrations centering on his expressive animal drawings. As well as his own shop, Jimbobart products and artwork is stocked in store. As a commercial illustrator, he has been commissioned by Lacoste, Moleskine and Etsy – who invited him to illustrate a bath tub displayed alongside his designs as part of the UK’s leading independent design festival, Clerkenwell Design Week.
7.HOUSE OF HACKNEY
House of Hackney was founded in London in 2010 by husband and wife team Javvy M. Royle and Frieda Gormley. Originally founded as an interiors label, the founder’s quest was ‘to take the beige out of interiors’ with an emphasis on quality, design and Made in England. After a decade of bland minimalism the brand captured the zeitgeist with its collections of British made collection of prints and products that are steeped in tradition but are bold and subversive for a truly modern statement.
When? Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm / Sunday 11am – 5pm
8.LABOUR AND WAIT
Labour and Wait is a simple, honest approach to design, where quality and utility are intrinsic. Established in 2000 in the heart of East London’s market district, they offer an evolving range of timeless, functional products for everyday life. For the past fourteen years wthey have searched out specialist makers from around the world, many of whom manufacture their goods in the traditional way and to their original designs.
When? Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 6pm
Soboye opened in 2002 as a partnership with women’s wear designer E-Sinn Soong and formerly known as Soboyesoong, Samson Soboye has been enthralling his customers in Shoreditch for over ten years with his expert keen eye for the new and fabulous. During this time he has not only paved the way for the plethora of fashion and lifestyle stores that have recently opened here. But he has also firmly embedded his vision creating a destination point with a fiercely loyal, yet diverse savvy client base. His offerings range from Women’s clothing and accessories, through to Men’s casual wear and home furnishings.
When? Tuesday-Saturday 12 – 6pm / Sunday 2-6pm