Our favourite London designer boutiques

Get the best from one of the world's top centres of fashion.

London is one of the globe's leading fashion cities. We produce great designers, who produce great clothes and these clothes are worn by some damned pretty people. Yes, that's you. (Oh the flattery.)

In amongst the masses of high street brands it's not always easy to find the emporiums of designer labels, be they high end, couture or up and coming names. So we've helped out with our list of best shops for picking up your designer threads...

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Late Night Chameleon Cafe
Mixed Clothes
18 Shacklewell Lane E8 2EZ
Dalston Junction 0.27 miles
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As if fashion weren’t enough for it, LNCC also excels with music, art and literature. The Dalston boutique is part boutique-part installation and you’ll find brands like Anne Demeulemeester, Lanvin, Rick Owens and Givenchy catering for both men and women.

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Dover Street Market
Fashion Shops
17-18 Dover Street W1S 4LS
Green Park 0.13 miles
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Brought to London by Commes Des Garcons boss Rei Kawakubo, Dover Street Market offers six storeys of fashion and lifestyle luxury. Among the installations you’ll find labels like Comme Des Garcons, YSL, Supreme and Adam kimmel. Cutting edge fashion is what it does best.

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Liberty & Co
Department Stores
210-220 Regent Street W1B 5AH
Oxford Circus 0.11 miles
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No matter how fashion changes, Liberty remains up to date and in the know. Foisting its prints into the work of numerous designers, the Regent Street store is a true gem. Classic fashion and contemporary design sit side by side in the multistory mock Tudor boutique department store.

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Number Six
Men's Clothes
6 Dray Walk E1 6QL
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Classic cuts, well selected garments and contemporary tailoring come together to make a menswear shop with panache. Number 6 stocks everything from Barbour to nouveau Scandinavian design in the form of Norse Products et al. Always worth a look for the stylish male.

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Kokon To Zai
Records, Discs & Vinyl
57 Greek Street W1D 3DX
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Kokon To Zai was the store that supported the likes of Gareth Pugh when he was creating twisted, grunge get-ups that might not have fitted in anywhere else. True to its past, the Greek Street boutique still offers some of the weirdest, most wonderful, abstract clothing out there.

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Future Vintage
Secondhand Shops
98 Columbia Road E2 7QB
Hoxton 0.29 miles
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So you want designer but you don’t want to pay top dollar for it – what to do? Simple, head to Future Vintage on Columbia Road and hunt through the garments that have been put back into play by fashion editors and the privileged few whose collections outgrow their wardrobes. Marni, YSL, McQueen and Chanel are all to be found in the Columbia Road shop.

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Matches
Mixed Clothes
60-64 Ledbury Road W11 2AJ
Westbourne Park 0.40 miles
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Matches is a stalwart of the London designer scene and with stores in Marylebone, Notting Hill, Richmond and Wimbledon, isn’t short of a well-heeled location or two. The well-curated boutiques are filled with the cream of the international fashion world. Think Erdem, Givenchy, Balenciaga and Chloe.

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Sefton Menswear
Fashion Shops
196 Upper Street N1 1RQ
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Sefton is located on Islington’s Upper Street. Having launched its own eponymous label in 2010, the store displays its collection of knitwear, boots, coats and blazers. Alongside Sefton, men will also discover contemporary designers like Christopher Raeburn, Moncler, Baracuta, Sunspel and Norse Projects.

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Start
Textiles & Fabric Shops
57 Rivington Street EC2A 3AY
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If you like your fashion with a story then Start is the pace to go. Co-owned by Brix Start, former guitarist in post-punk band The Fall, it is a riot of new labels and classic brands. Dresses, skirts, shoes, bags; you name it and Start will have it. The excellent selection of labels includes Acne, Cutler and Gross, Gloverall and Vivienne Westwood.

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Present London
Men's Clothes
140 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JE
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The Shoreditch menswear scene is lead by Present. Maybe that’s because it has a delightful little coffee counter in the front or maybe it’s the carefully considered stock aimed to appeal to the contemporary gentleman. It’s all in the mix whether it’s the classic overcoats in winter from Filson or Hawaiian shirts from Monitaly in summer.

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