10 ideal shopping locations in London

London, one of the fashion capitals of the world, is the ideal shopping paradise for anyone who loves designer goods.

1. Matchesfashion.com

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Located on Marylebone High Street, about a 15-minute walk from Oxford Street shopping street. It is a multi-brand boutique with more than 400 world-class fashion lines such as Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney, and the fashion of new designers such as Marques’Almeida and Mary Katrantzou. Matchesfashion.com is probably better known for its online shopping site and is a leading competitor of Net-a-Porter shopping site. In addition, it operates 6 separate stores of Diane von Furstenberg and Max Mara brands in London.

2. Burlington Arcade

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This is a shopping area, in the style of 19th-century art galleries in Europe. With a prime location surrounded by a series of high-class hotels near the intersection of Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus in the heart of the city, 43 shops running along this walking street are the ideal destination for visitors who love classical architecture and wants to find exquisite jewelry. One of Chanel's main stores is in this mall.

3. OTHER/Shop

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Owning a calm appearance different from the other vibrant fashion stores located on Carnaby Street in the busy Soho area. OTHER/Shop includes mostly men's and women's clothing with creative and unique creations. In addition to the own product line that accounts for over 70% of products, the designs of other brands such as Pete Jensen or Christopher Lemaire are also sold here.

4. The Royal Exchange

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This is a historic building founded in the 16th century by merchant Thomas Gresham to act as a trading center for London. Today, there are many luxury brands and brands such as Cartier, Gucci, Jo Malone London, Paul Smith, Tiffany & Co, and Swiss Watches. This shopping mall is located right in the focus area of the main bank headquarters in London.

5. Opening Ceremony

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Located near Covent Garden shopping area, this US-based store is a mix of luxury brands and unique costumes from street-style designers. This means you can buy a Proenza Schouler bag for £ 1,500 or spend £ 340 on a cashmere sweater by Chloë Sevigny.

6. Dover Street Market

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Dover Street Market was founded by famous Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo of fashion brand Comme des Garçons. Located on the street of the same name, it was more like an art installation model than an ordinary fashion store. If you are looking for a unique fashion yet still luxurious and elegant, Dover Street Market is the ideal place for you.

7. Start London

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Start London is like a high-end shelter of famous designer brands at the heart of Shoreditch. Including three stores that occupy the entire Rivington Street in east London, Start London sells men's and women's clothing, and apparel on-demand. The latest fashion designs from international brands such as Acne, Carven, and Rick Owens or London-based designers such as Sophie Hulme and Laura Lee are available at this chain of stores.

8. The Goodhood Store

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This is a fashion shop in the East Shoreditch area of ​​London with nearly 300 square meters of space. Women's clothing, men's clothing, accessories, children's fashion, cosmetics, and household appliances are combined and displayed in a variety of ways to meet the fashion dream and the need of each customer. The store was started as a project that aims to support emerging brands from around the world and is based on a common idea of ​​independence, originality, and quality.

9. The Shop at Bluebird

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Located on King’s Road, this is one of London's fashion treasures. While Harrods is busy with foreign tourists, Bluebird is a place for gathering patrons in the expensive Chelsea area. In nearly 1,000 square meters, there are samples of clothes, shoes, accessories, books, music and a few furniture items from famous brands. The Shop at Bluebird also boasts a spa room to give shoppers the chance to relax with a range of high-end treatments and skincare products.

10. Outlet area in Hackney

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These include discount stores of leading brands such as Aquascutum, Anya Hindmarch, Bally, Burberry and Pringle of Scotland. It seems that most tourists who come to London to shop for discounted brands are guided to Bicester Village, a famous outlet village on the outskirts of London. Few people know that at the outlet area in Hackney, although only selling old models with discounts up to nearly 75%, the quality of customer service is not different from the official stores of the company. 

By: Roxana Edwards

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