What’s your favourite clothing store? With so many in our wonderful capital city, we’re fortunate to be able to wander around vast spaces or intimate pop-up shops, peruse rails of eye-catching items, and leave with a purchase that could be a wardrobe staple or a limited edition, hand-printed item made with love. When we asked you guys about your favourite London shops, we received answers ranging from quirky boutiques to big and bright department stores. So, grab your Ray Ban sunglasses and prepare to shop, here’s our Top 5 London Menswear stores.
Owned and managed by Eddie Prendergast and Steve Davies PRESENT can be found in the heart of Shoreditch. It’s a store which seems to have everything. Great location -check; variety of streetwear and high-end brands – check; knowledgeable staff – check. Coffee store -check!
Liberty has best menswear department out of any of its department store rivals. Period. And while it may not boast the endless brands and labels like those in Selfridges, it’s quality over quantity that counts here and Liberty has it in bucketloads. Unmistakably British (with its iconic Liberty-print products), this may not be the most affordable place to shop- especially if you’re on our budget – but it’s still a great place to wander around and absorb the quality clothing that line the many menswear ‘rooms’. It’s also the place where The Sartoralist chose to have his book signing so that should say it all!
Comprising a boutique, a hair salon and cafe, HURWUNDEKI continues to go from strength-to-strength, covered in many a fashion publication and provider to the fashion elite. They’ve been featured in ‘Time Out’ magazine’s ’Top 40 boutiques’, – quite an accolade! Everyone on the team has been to this place and it’s a gem. Housed in the fashionable East End of London, HURWENDEKI is the place to find those exclusive one-off items.
- DOVER ST MARKET
If you’ve ever been there you’ll understand why it’s made it into the Top 5. This place is hard to fault; the cream of the crop brands all have a place in this stylish bazaar. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons wanted to create ’a kind of market where various creators from various fields gather together and encounter each other in an ongoing atmosphere of beautiful chaos’ – YEAH? Either way it’s certainly a unique and pleasurable retail experience and a must for any style enthusiast!
Reiss is in a league of its own. One of the most consistent high street stores year after year, their collections never seem to disappoint. They don’t stray too far into the “fashion” cliché, instead they stick to what they know. Think classic menswear staples with a modern twist. Reiss seem to have found their own little niche in recent years and their customers are as loyal as you can get. Their flagship store on Bond Street provides on of the best Reiss retail experiences.