Visit London Blog » carnaby street http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Christmas Shopping Pit Stops http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/christmas-shopping-pit-stops/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/christmas-shopping-pit-stops/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:55:18 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=36530 Full Stop's tomato and sundried tomato sandwich

As the festive season draws closer and Christmas shopping in London becomes more frenetic, the team at Twenty Something London share their favourite places for mid-spending spree stop-offs.

North

For upmarket vintage and flea market discoveries, Angel’s Camden Passage is the place to head. Stop off at The Breakfast Club, where the cheerful playlists are an instant energy boost and pancakes are a must-try. Once you’ve ticked some stocking-fillers off your list, head to retro-chic Public House and sample the eclectic menu – everything we’ve tried has been delicious. Tucked behind the Tube station is Candid Café, where an inconspicuous doorway conceals a quirky café serving food and tasty smoothies (cucumber, mint and melon is a firm TSL favourite).

Central

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For those mingling with the mass shoppers in Central London during the run up to Christmas, Carnaby Street boasts great boutiques and high street staples. Try Mozzino, just off the beaten track. With Union Coffee and Italian-inspired sandwiches, it’s the ultimate in laid-back style.

Head underground to Spanish drinking den Sevilla Mia, which dishes up great small plates alongside traditional cocktails to keep you going. While high above, Paramount at the top of Centre Point is worth a visit just for the far-reaching views – it’s the perfect treat after a day exploring the bustling Oxford Street shops.

For those who adore pre-loved items, the vintage haven of East London is the place to take your shopping list. On Brick Lane is Full Stop, the quickest place for a pick-me-up – try its scrumptious avocado and sundried tomato sandwich. Once you arrive in trendy Shoreditch, check out Paper & Cup. As well as serving delicious locally baked cakes, this charity café trains former homeless people in barista skills. For something more substantial, head to Jaguar Shoes. With its themed cocktails and tasty pizza (from Due Sardi next door), you’ll soon wish you were local.

South 

Mama Lan in Brixton Village

Brixton Village Market has grown a cult following among those on the look out for vintage gems and interesting boutiques. Head to Rosie’s for a coffee first. Watching her greet everyone by name will make you feel part of the community, and her brilliant coffee will get you ready for a day’s shopping. Once lunchtime comes around, delve into Mama Lan. Serving recipes from the market stalls of Beijing that have been passed down for over 40 years, it’s perfect for a rapid refuel. At the end of the day, TSL recommends the best burger we’ve maybe ever had, served with triple-cooked chips, all for under a tenner at Honest Burgers.

West

Speakeasy-style Montgomery Place

For upmarket gifts, Notting Hill and Portobello Market are the places to go. Kill two birds with one stone by checking out 202 – a café inside a boutique shop. The classical décor, tantalising menu and lovely items on sale are all so tempting. Negozio Classica is a slice of Italy in Notting Hill – it’s a fantastic place to stop for lunch and a glass of wine when shopping here. Once you’ve ticked off all the gift items on your list, head to Montgomery Place, a cocktail bar that pairs quality spirits and double-frozen “diamond” ice cubes with speakeasy style – it elevates an ordinary day out Christmas shopping to a new level.

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London Shopping News: Classic Car Boot Sale, Brompton Junction London, Gourmet Food Market, The Village Bicycle, The National Theatre Pop-up http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/10/london-shopping-news-brompton-junction-london-gourmet-food-market-the-village-bicycle-the-national-theatre-pop-up/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/10/london-shopping-news-brompton-junction-london-gourmet-food-market-the-village-bicycle-the-national-theatre-pop-up/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:28:31 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35600 From classic car boot sales to theatrical pop-ups, London is heaving with exciting new shopping events!

The Village Bicycle moves to Shoreditch

Fashion boutique The Village Bicycle has moved from West London to Brick Lane in East London. The shop is stashed with global treasures, including caps made of coke cans from Bangkok and Day of the Dead frames from Mexico. It also stocks everything from lingerie, shoes and accessories to art, furniture and music. There’s also a Lucy in Disguise vintage rail for pre-loved marvels.

Brompton Junction London Opens

Calling all bicycle fans! The first-ever Brompton-only store is opening next week in Covent Garden. Made in London, Brompton is the UK’s largest hand-made folding bicycle brand. A common sight on London’s streets, the handily portable bicycles can even be taken on the Tube (as well as boats and planes). The wheely exciting store opening comes in the same year that Brompton celebrates its 25th birthday. Opens 8 Oct

Classic Car Boot Sale at the Southbank Centre

Classic cars and vintage vehicles will cruise onto the Southbank Centre‘s riverfront next weekend for London’s first-ever classic car boot sale, curated by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the Vintage Festival team. Taking place between Queen’s Walk, Hungerford Bridge and Jubilee Gardens, traders will peddle the finest vintage fashion, homeware and pop culture memorabilia from the boot of their vintage vehicles that will vary from the Aston Martin DB4 to VW campervans. DJs will be playing vinyl from the top of an open-air London Routemaster bus, while the gourmet fare on sale will include lobster rolls and artisan smoked sausages. Entry is £3 and tickets can be purchased from the Southbank Centre on the day of the event. 12 Oct from 10am-6pm 

The National Theatre Launches Pop-up

The National Theatre will present a fun and theatrical pop-up, Shopping and E*ting, in celebration of the theatre’s 50th anniversary. It will showcase an eclectic mix of quirky and theatrical products from iconic artists such as Adam Dant, Michael Craig-Martin, Jamie Reid, Paula Scher and David Carson: think limited edition prints, mugs, greeting cards, bags and tea-towels. Shoppers can feast on street food from the National Theatre’s 1950s Citroen van. 14 Oct – 12 Jan

New Gourmet Food Market

Food markets are all the rage in London right now, and the latest one is in Wapping’s Thomas More Square, near Tower Hill tube station. The weekly market offers artisan food from around the globe, including hot and cold delicacies, fine wines, and sweet and savoury treats to take home. Every Tuesday from 11am-3pm

 

 

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London Shopping News: Regent Street, Carnaby Street and Fortnum & Mason http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/09/london-shopping-news-regent-street-carnaby-street-and-fortnum-mason/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/09/london-shopping-news-regent-street-carnaby-street-and-fortnum-mason/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:00:13 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35496

London Fashion Week might have ended, but there are still plenty of hot shopping happenings in the city this month. Join us in the capital this September for Shop London, a celebration of London’s incredible and varied retail offering. For all special offers and events, click here.

NFL on Regent Street

Swing by Regent Street on 28 September as the traffic-free road will be buzzing with cheerleaders, music, team drum-lines and interactive games, as NFL showcases the best of American football. If you’re lucky, you may even spot players from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Minnesota Vikings, who are playing at Wembley Stadium the following day.

Fortnum & Mason’s Honey Festival

Fortnum & Mason is creating a buzz on its ground floor this month as it’s hosting the London Honey Festival. For one month, Fortnum’s will be showcasing more than 20 of the finest honeys London has to offer. Visitors can sample honeys hailing from everywhere from Hyde Park to Dulwich. Bee experts will also be on-hand to advise on food pairings. Prices of jars of honey range from £10.50-£12.95. The festival ends on 20 October.

Pop-up Forest in Covent Garden

London’s first-ever pop-up forest is arriving in Seven Dials this Saturday (21 September) to celebrate walking and cycling as part of International Car Free Day. For one day only, the streets of Seven Dials will become a traffic-free haven to make way for 60 trees. Amongst the urban forest, there will also be live music, and free food and drink, including pizza slices and homemade lemonade. If your bicycle is in need of a little TLC, Dr Bike will be on hand from 11am to 5pm to offer free cycle maintenance and anti-theft bike marking.

Edible pop-up in Kingly Court

As pop-ups go, this one really takes the biscuit! The UK’s finest food artists are creating a 100% edible pop-up in the form of a magical meadow in Kingly Court, off Carnaby Street. The sweet-toothed public are invited to devour the Wonka-esque landscape, entitled Baketopia, over two days on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October.  Everything is edible and everything must go! Book priority entry by visiting the Baketopia website or turn up on the day to nibble on the edible wonderland.

Scotch & Soda launch on Carnaby Street

Young Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda officially launched their UK flagship store on Carnaby Street last week. The brand is known for its heritage-inspired street, work and casual wear collections.

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What’s On This Weekend: 6-8 September 2013 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/09/whats-on-this-weekend-6-8-september-2013/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/09/whats-on-this-weekend-6-8-september-2013/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:00:05 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=35282 The Mayor's Thames Festival 2013: The Deluxe River Cruise, photo credit: Doug Fishbone (USA) This weekend you can celebrate the last vestiges of summer at a series of great outdoor events, which show off everything from sporting achievements to London’s river-based history.

The Mayor’s Thames Festival

The Mayor’s Thames Festival is always one of the highlights of the London calendar. This year is extra special as, for the first time, the festival will extend over 10 days, allowing time for a wider range of ambitious and exciting events. Centred on the stretch of water between Lambeth Bridge and St Katherine’s Dock, the festival features unique events such as a night-time river opera, a floating art fair and a rally of Dunkirk little ships. To discover the full programme, visit the Thames Festival website. 6-15 Sep

The Great River Race

Watch more than 300 boats compete in a water-based marathon that takes in many of London’s most famous landmarks on its way up the river Thames. The Great River Race is a fantastic annual spectacle in which any traditional-style boat, powered by at least four oars, can participate. You’ll see a colourful array of different nautical craft, many of which are raising money for charity, race down the Thames from the Docklands to Ham House in a bid for one of the 35 trophies available. For more information on timings and the best viewing points, see the event website. 7 Sep

Carnaby Echoes

Trace the century-old musical history of Carnaby Street and its environs with this fascinating exhibition and self-guided walking tour.  First. visit 20 Foubert’s Place for a free exhibition that features archive material from many different musical eras, then download the app and take a tour of the area, stopping off at each specially-commissioned plaque to learn more about key points in Carnaby’s musical history. 5 Sep – 20 Oct

National Paralympic Day featuring Liberty Festival

This free event in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Copper Box Arena  marks one year since the London 2012 Paralympic Games took place, and celebrates the skill of top Paralympic athletes. You can see sports such as Boccia and Wheelchair Basketball, as well as participate in family activities, watch film screenings and see a range of outdoor theatre, music and dance performances. National Paralympic Day coincides with the Liberty Festival, which highlights the talents of disabled artists through exibitions and events across London. 7 Sep

Victoriana, The Art of Revival

Visit the Guidhall Art Gallery for the first-ever exhibition to examine the enduring popularity of Victoriana in all its forms. Featuring work from the last two decades by 28 renowned contemporary artists,  including Grayson Perry, Paul St. George and the Chapman Brothers, the exhibition demonstrates our ongoing fascination with the Victorian era and the pervading effect it has had on our cultural output. Tickets are £7 and can be purchased on the door. 7 Sep – 8 Dec

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What’s On This Weekend: 5-7 July 2013 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/07/whats-on-this-weekend-5-7-july-2013/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/07/whats-on-this-weekend-5-7-july-2013/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:00:46 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=34297 In case you hadn’t noticed that summer is upon us, this weekend’s amazing series of festivals should get you in a sunny mood – whatever the weather!

Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park

Head to Hyde Park for two weekends of fantastic music, featuring sets from the Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez and many more. As well as a world class line-up of music every evening at weekends, you can also enjoy live comedy, film, sport and much more during the week, which is centred around three fun festival areas within the park. Tickets to music events start from £55, and you can find out more programme details on our event page. 5 – 14 Jul  

Carnaby Sound

London’s iconic Carnaby Street hosts Carnaby Sound, a free one-day music festival this Saturday, as part of its year-long celebration of music. More than 15 live bands will be playing throughout the area, covering all the musical genres that have made Carnaby so famous – everything from blues and jazz to mod, urban and rock. The main stage will be on the  Liberty department store roof, but music, giveaways, exhibitions and much more will be happening all over the area throughout the day. The festival takes place between 12pm – 7pm. 6 Jul

Summer Streets on Regent Street

Love shopping but hate the traffic that separates you from your favourite shops? Head to Regent Street on Sundays for the next four weeks, where the roads will be pedestrianised as part of the Summer Streets programme. Between 10am to 7pm every Sunday in July, Regent Street will become a traffic-free environment that hosts installations, entertainment, live music and – of course – unparalleled shopping opportunities! Shops are typically open from 12pm to 6pm. Until 28 Jul  

elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food at Somerset House 

There are few more famous names in the culinary world than elBulli, or indeed Ferran Adrià - the renowned Spanish chef who transformed it into the globe’s premier destination for molecular gastronomy. You can now get closer to the world of elBulli than ever before, thanks to this fascinating new exhibtion at Somerset House, which takes you behind the scenes of the restaurant and explains how Adrià’s unique dishes went from concept to delicious reality. Tickets are £10. 5 Jul – 29 Sep

Silly Sports Day at the Queen of Hoxton

QOH No Sweat © Tom Wholohan

Do you and four friends think you have what it takes to be crowned sporting champions? Head to popular Shoreditch pub the Queen of Hoxton to test your mettle: you’ll be pitted against other teams in events such as beer pong, speed foosball and limbo! As well as the chance to be crowned champions, you can enjoy a BBQ on the terrace, DJ music and lots of other sports day fun. Entry for a team of 5 is £50. 6 Jul

Truck Stop, Woodwharf 

Experience phenomenal street food at Truck Stop, which brings more than 20 of the UK’s best food trucks to Woodwharf in London’s docklands. Not only can you buy tasty meals at the likes of Mother Clucker, Spit & Roast and Baba G, but you can also enjoy a locally-produced tipple at one of the many bars. Entry is £10, which includes 10 truck stop dollars for you to spend. 4-5 Jul

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London Shopping News: Carnaby Shopping Party, Greenwich Market, Seven Dials, Soho Flea Market http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/04/london-shopping-news-carnaby-shopping-party-greenwich-market-seven-dials-soho-flea-market/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/04/london-shopping-news-carnaby-shopping-party-greenwich-market-seven-dials-soho-flea-market/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:44:36 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=32798 From glitzy shopping parties to glamorous flea markets, here are this week’s top London shopping news stories.

Carnaby Shopping Party

Anyone with a serious interest in fashion should hotfoot it to Carnaby Street on 2 May when it will be hosting a 20% Off Shopping Party. From 5 to 9pm, shoppers can enjoy a 20% discount in more than 100 shops, restaurants and bars in and around Carnaby. Register for a free ticket here.

Designers at Greenwich Market

A glittering collective of designers will be showing off their talents at Greenwich Market as part of Craft & Design Month. Wood turners, jewellers, knitters, quilters, print makers, felters and blacksmiths will all be available to give inspirational advice and show you how it’s done at A Subtlety of Designers. If you’re feeling creative, you can have a go yourself! 4-6 May

New Shops at Seven Dials

New pop-up shop alert! Accessories and jewellery brand Moxham is hosting a temporary shop in Monmouth Street, Seven Dials in Covent Garden from 29 April until 24 May. Expect leather and metal cuffs, necklaces and body pieces, all of which will be handcrafted at the store. Open on 27 April is Spanish menswear shop El Ganso, which will be stashed with bright shirts, shorts, tailored blazers and smart suits.

Soho Flea Market

Start saving up your pennies for the Soho Flea Market on 2 June, where you’ll find creative stalls aplenty. Hyped as “London’s most glamorous flea market”, shoppers can get their mitts on everything from art prints to vintage clothes, furniture to ceramics. And to top it all off, emerging music and comedy acts will be performing on an outdoor stage. We can’t wait!

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London Shopping News: Carnaby Street, Charity Fashion Evenings, Westfield London, Seven Dials http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/04/london-shopping-news-carnaby-street-charity-fashion-evenings-westfield-london-seven-dials/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/04/london-shopping-news-carnaby-street-charity-fashion-evenings-westfield-london-seven-dials/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:00:38 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=32564

From shop openings to designer sales, here are this week’s top London shopping news stories:

New shops for Carnaby Street
Start flexing your credit card because a slew of under-the-radar labels are opening up in Carnaby Street, in London’s West End. Here’s a sneak peak:

Iconic French fashion label Eleven Paris is opening its first UK store on 25 April. Inspired by music and art, the shop is launching with a campaign fronted by brooding rock star and style icon Lenny Kravitz. British design icon Paul Smith is also opening a store in Carnaby Street this month.

Women can treat themselves to a glam-over at make-up giant Benefit’s one-off beauty emporium, which is opening in June with a champagne bar, blow-dry bar, nail bar and treatment rooms offering waxing and spray tanning. Men, meanwhile, can enjoy a touch of old-school barbering at Pankhurst London’s first-ever flagship barbershop in the Newburgh Quarter. With Steve McQueen plastered on the walls and Sinatra providing the soothing soundtrack, men can be expertly groomed in style.

Follow in the dapper footsteps of rock gods David Bowie and Led Zeppelin by swinging by shoe legend Terry de Havilland’s new store, which opens in the Newburgh Quarter on 25 April. The shops homes winkle pickers, bespoke platform picture wedges, 80s platform sandals and stiletto mules.

Designer Labels at Charity Fashion Evenings

Calling all label lovers! Designer and vintage fashion fans can get their mitts on original pieces from the likes of Givenchy, Chanel, Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, Dolce and Gabbana and Ossie Clark. The items will be on sale at two special shopping events at the Octavia Foundation’s Charity shops on the Brompton Road and Fulham Road. Guests will be treated to special offers and refreshments. 5-8pm on Thursday 18 April at Octavia Foundation Brompton Road. Thursday 16 May at Octavia Foundation Fulham Road. RSVP info@octaviafoundation.org.uk

Shop Openings at Westfield
Belgian luxury chocolatier Godiva has launched a new kiosk at White City’s Westfield Shopping Centre. Melt-in-the-mouth treats on sale include biscuits, carrés, chocolate spread and gold gift boxes. Also opening this weekend is fashion-forward shoe and accessories brand Mascotte.

Rock Photography Pop-up at Seven Dials
Rock photography store Rockarchive has opened a pop-up shop and exhibition in Monmouth Street. The space is showcasing never-seen-before photos and iconic rock images of legends like Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie. Open until 27 April.

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Valentine’s Day Shopping News: Boxpark, Carnaby Street, Penhaligon’s and the William Morris Gallery http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/02/valentines-day-shopping-news-boxpark-carnaby-street-penhaligons-and-the-william-morris-gallery/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/02/valentines-day-shopping-news-boxpark-carnaby-street-penhaligons-and-the-william-morris-gallery/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:33:22 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=31549

Love is in the air in London’s shops and markets in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day on 14 February. If you want to find the perfect gift for your loved-one, London has a whirl of Valentine’s shopping events to tickle your fancy.

The spruced-up William Morris Gallery is hosting the E17 Designers Valentine’s Day Special this Saturday (9 Feb), where 20 artists will be selling their hand-crafted items, including prints and precious gems, corsages and customised cufflinks. Expect wandering minstrels, love poetry and choir singing. Entry £2. Children under 16 free.

In East London’s hip Shoreditch, pop-up mall Boxpark is hosting romantic events aplenty, including macaroon-making classes (from now until 13 Feb) and love-inspired nail designs by Boom Nails (14-17 Feb). Boutique lingerie brand Playful Promises will be offering 20% off its sexy stock, from lingerie sets to risqué satin corsets (14-17 Feb).

Carnaby Street is spreading the love this V-Day with shed-loads of inspirational gift ideas.

Head to the Marshmallow Apothecary pop-up (9-23 Feb) in Kingly Court to be prescribed a bespoke box of marshmallows. Lovers can feast on aphrodisiac flavours including ginger and chilli, which can be taken away or enjoyed in the café with a hot chocolate or cocktail. For handmade gifts, visit Kingly Court for the Craft Jam Fair and Market this Saturday (9 Feb, 12-7pm), which offers everything from cards and accessories to homeware and artisan food.

Sutra Kitchen vegetarian cooking school and deli is hosting a Valentine’s Day cooking experience for couples. Get steamy in the kitchen under the guidance of head chef Jay Morjaria and then enjoy your creations, including wild mushroom and thyme risotto. The class is £25 and includes a glass of bubbly. Email info@sutrakitchen.co.uk to book.

Put a smile on your Valentine’s face by popping into the newly re-vamped British perfume house Penhaligons, in Regent Street. The brainchild of UK designer Christopher Jenner, the plush emporium is all wood panelling, padded walls, onion dome chandeliers and ceiling roses inspired by Westminster Cathedral. Don’t leave without taking a sniff of signature scent Blenheim Bouquet, which was created in 1902 and worn by Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde.

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London Shop News: Dr Martens; Selfridges Shoes; Alice and Olivia at Harvey Nicks; and Musto in Seven Dials http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/11/london-shop-news-dr-martens-selfridges-shoes-alice-and-olivia-at-harvey-nicks-and-musto-in-seven-dials/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/11/london-shop-news-dr-martens-selfridges-shoes-alice-and-olivia-at-harvey-nicks-and-musto-in-seven-dials/#comments Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:27:33 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=30242 Dr Martens Opens Carnaby Street Store
If, like me, you were a teenager in the 90s, you’ll feel a sweet twinge of nostalgia to hear a new Dr Martens store is opening in Carnaby Street. In the past they might’ve been the footwear of choice for early mods and skinheads, but for many my age they’ll bring back memories of terrible tie-dye skirts, beads, and velvet jackets. Today, the new Dr Martens flagship shop, showcasing the brand’s contemporary footwear range as well as its latest clothes and accessories opens to the public. Look out for exposed wooden floors, brick walls and leather sofas in the classic “cherry red” colour; the two-floor store also houses a special “Made in England” zone showcasing products made in the original Dr Martens Northamptonshire factory.

Selfridges Opens World’s Largest Men’s Shoe Department
Staying with shoes, Selfridges opened the largest men’s shoe department in the world last week. The new 15,000 square foot men’s footwear department features more than 250 brands, as well as a made-to-order shoe salon, a salon dedicated to driving shoes, bespoke brand boutiques and a space dedicated to pop-up shops. One of the first designers set to take advantage of the new set-up is Christian Louboutin, who will showcase his men’s collection in a dedicated boutique next February. I think the idea of being able to create bespoke shoes including selecting the leather, the colour, the sole type and the stitching, from brands such as Church’s, Tods, Tom Ford, Ferragamo, Kurt Geiger and Prada sounds like such a fantastic luxury. Enjoy, boys!

New Alice and Olivia Boutique Celebrates Thanksgiving in Harvey Nichols
Celebrate Thanksgiving in Harvey Nichols with the brand new Alice and Olivia boutique this Thursday. The funky American womenswear brand launched its new boutique earlier in the month, and is now offering shoppers complimentary strawberry bellinis and sweet treats, as well as a limited edition American flag scarf with every purchase on Thursday 22 November between 12-8pm.

Musto Opens in Seven Dials
The London 2012 Olympic legacy lives on as performance brand Musto opens a new shop in Seven Dials. Founded in 1965 by Olympic athlete Keith Musto (after participating in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo) and endorsed by elite athletes including Zara Phillips, Musto have been making sailing, equestrian and outdoor clothing for more than 40 years. The new Musto store will offer collections from their Autumn/Winter Men’s Lifestyle, Sailing and Evolution ranges. As well as the high-tech sailing and rambling stuff, look out for sailing-inspired clothing including chunky knitwear and jumpers, comfortable fleeces and sweatshirts, sturdy coats as well as accessories and luggage. Look out for the new shop at 27 Neal Street in Seven Dials.

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London Shopping News: Harvey Nichols, Floris, Lyle & Scott and the London College of Fashion College Shop http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/10/london-shopping-news-harvey-nichols-lyle-scott-and-the-london-college-of-fashion-college-shop/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/10/london-shopping-news-harvey-nichols-lyle-scott-and-the-london-college-of-fashion-college-shop/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:00:42 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=29713 This week’s top shopping news stories:

Harvey Nichols New-Look Lingerie Boutique
Knightsbridge stalwart Harvey Nichols has relaunched its lingerie boutique. As well as a complete shop-in-shop from Stella McCartney, and the latest collections from Elle Macpherson, Calvin Klein, Wolford and Spanx, the third floor boutique offers complimentary expert fittings to give you a flawless figure. To celebrate, Harvey Nichols is offering 20% off all lingerie until 21 October. Plus Nails inc are treating shoppers to a free shape and paint with every lingerie purchase over £50 or with the purchase of a matching lingerie set, meaning you can match your nails to your knickers.

Floris Opens New London Boutique, from 18 Oct
Perfumers to Her Majesty the Queen, and Prince Charles, Floris is one of London’s oldest retailers. Their first store was established on Jermyn Street way back in 1730. The brand is now expanding, with a second shop opening in Belgravia this week. The eighth and ninth generation of the family are now selling their wares at 147 Ebury Street. A growing waiting list precedes the opening of the new boutique which will offer Floris’ unique bespoke Perfumery Service as well as providing their eclectic range of scents for women, men and the home.

London College of Fashion “College Shop” Returns to Kingly Court, from 18 Oct
After the success of its pop-up shop last September, the London College of Fashion Shop is back. Opening on 18 October on Kingly Court off Carnaby Street, and running for just two weeks, the College Shop will stock unique and one-off creations from the college’s alumni. Pieces on offer are by Ada Zanditon; recent London Collections: Mens stars Joseph Turvey and Domingo Rodriguez; womenswear designer Para Manko; and fashion illustrator Rosie McGuiness. Stock will rotate daily and will also feature designs from recent graduates in womenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, jewellery, fashion photography and illustrations.

Lyle & Scott’s Campaign for Wool in Covent Garden, 18-21 Oct
The excitement of Wool Week continues in London. Following last week’s news from M&S, this week the promotional campaign moves to Covent Garden. From 18 to 21 October, golf and knitwear brand Lyle & Scott is hosting a “baaa-rmy extravaganza” to show its support for The Campaign for Wool. There’ll be a mini-golf course set up on Covent Garden’s North Piazza, with woollen obstacles and sheep statues in place of the traditional AstroTurf and windmils. Fans of the brand can practice their putting for the chance to nab a 15% discount and a free Lyle & Scott golf ball. Lyle & Scott has also teamed up with a talented design student from the Wool School initiative to create a limited-edition sweater. The marl-stripe jumper is made using high-quality Hinchcliffe yarn and is on sale in the King Street store now.
Visit campaignforwool.org to find out more about Wool Week.

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