London Town Bound!
London will be hosting the next leg of fashion week from February 19th to the 23rd. If you are headed over the pond to continue watching all the Fall/Winter 2016 collections hit the runways we have some tips to help you find the best shopping in between shows!
Start off in Mayfair, on Oxford Street which is said to be one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe. Well known international chains have a large place hold on Oxford Street but one of the most well know department stores, Selfridges, is one if not the most famous store to shop while on Oxford Street. The whole street is over a mile long but the main shopping goes from Marble Arch to Newman Street. To keep shopping turn down Bond Street from Oxford Street, where New Bond turns into Old Bond and dead ends into Piccadilly. New Bond and Old Bond are known for housing some of fashions biggest names such as Hermes, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and list goes on. Designer stores line Bond Street all the way from Oxford Street to Piccadilly. Right off of Piccadilly next to Old Bond Street is small indoor/outdoor shopping center, Burlington Arcade, where more designer stores and jewelry boutiques call home.
Also right off of Oxford Street is Regent Street that continues the endless shopping of international chain stores. Many side streets break off and form other small shopping areas and one of Boffo's favorite is taking the pedestrian path. Foubert's Place, to Carnaby Street where fashion has been influenced by this area for decades. For more of a unique shopping experience head down Carnaby's side street like; Beak, Foubert's, Ganton, Kingley, Lexington, and Newbury Streets. On these streets there is a larger concentration of independent boutiques for that special shopping experience.
If Bond Street did not have enough designer and couture fashion for you right next to Hyde Park and just blocks away from Oxford Street is Mount Street. Mount Street shopping is much smaller then Oxford and Bond Street but packs a lot of punch with the selection of couture labels along this street. Moving a bit south to Chelsea, King's Road has a great selection of international as well as European chains. If you are traveling from outside Europe this a a great place to shop a lot of Europe's exclusive chain brands.
As you can see there are plenty of great shopping spots throughout London, making it easy enough to do a little retail therapy while in between shows! For more information on shopping areas or you would like information on other shopping spots, comment below and we would be happy to help! Happy London Fashion Week!