During London Design Festival, you will notice that London offers powerful competitors to some of the very best shopping cities in the world. The city is one of the first fashion capitals in the planet featuring prime class designers and globe class style colleges. Each and every year thousands of tourists come to London for holiday and often drop by these exclusive shops. This is an extremely trendy city displaying the finest of apparels and shoes. Shopping that awaits you in the city is endless.
These are some of the most exclusive shops in the capital city of London:
Alexander Square, SW3 2BA
Mint is an interior design store established in 1998 by Lina Kanafani.Based in central London it is renowned for its contemporary collections. This design store offers exclusive works by internationally recognized designers as well as exhibiting new collections by established manufacturers.
Mint compliments contemporary design with specially handcrafted ceramics, glassware and textiles. Mint presents design in the context of a living space using an eclectic mix of furniture and unique objects. Mint is dedicated to showcasing the latest talents, regularly commissioning artists and designers to create one off and limited edition pieces exclusively for Mint.
Church St, Marylebone, NW8 8DT
Decoratum is a vintage shop, where you can find contemporary furniture design. Specialising in vintage furniture and retro furniture Decoratum is one of Europe’s largest commercial gallery. Their huge stock comprises of original vintage furniture and lighting from the 1950s, 1960s and even the 1970s and 1980s which are becoming increasingly sought after by collectors.
Here you will also find a great range of limited edition or exclusive contemporary design pieces from some of today’s most gifted designers. Their galleries are often compared with museums, although unlike most museums, their vintage furniture is changed at least once a month so each visit will provide a new experience to enjoy classic vintage design.
350 Kings Road London
The Shop at Bluebird on the Kings Road in Chelsea is a former 1920s car garage with a lovely art deco design-led space. Inside you will find good shopping fortune: racks of designer clothes, tables of books, home wares, skincare products and fragrances. The layout is personable and the store is a regular stop for well-to-do Chelsea residents.The shop is an eclectic mix of all things.
Furniture pieces, like Verner Panton heart cone chairs, neon-framed dining chairs and rustic dining tables are displayed alongside vintage bicycles. Elegant Diane Von Furstenburg frocks in bright orange and sapphire hang on copper wire trees, next to a medicine chest crammed with Ole Henrikesen products.
18 Sacklwell, Lane E8 2EZ London
It’s not often that you have to book an appointment for the privilege of entering a shop, but then LN-CC is no ordinary boutique. The jaw-dropping interior, which is somewhere between the set of Red Dwarf and a futuristic tree house, is located underneath a drab office block, which you enter via a very ordinary side door.
Inside, the avant-garde designer stock is creatively merchandised and separated into themed zones by art director Gary Card and brands include Balenciaga, Haider Ackermann, and Dries Van Noten. There’s also a record and book store, and an in-house disco with the odd event (invitation-only, naturally) taking place for the privileged few.