Trend setting fashion and London go together. Along with Paris and Milan, London is one of the key fashion capitals of the world. This is the home of designers like Stella McCartney and Julien McDonald who have captured worldwide attention with their innovative designs.
Reflecting this status, there are a vast range of places where you can go and buy the latest trends without breaking the bank.
One of the most popular places to go is Notting Hill as this is a key fashion hotspot. Look for the vintage and retro stores which can be found throughout the area as these are where London’s fashionistas go. Typical of these is Retro Clothing on Notting Hill Gate which is renowned for clothing from the 1980’s onwards.
Portobello Market is one of the coolest places to buy clothes in London. A long established market, it stretches the entire length of the Portobello Road. Browsing through the stalls and chatting with the friendly stall holders is a wonderful way to find high fashion and retro clothing such as sports jackets with team emblems embroidered on the back. A wide range of wonderful experiences of the Portobello Market can be earned by staying at top rated hotels in North London.
Camden is another favourite haunt of fashionistas. Renowned for its punk and goth culture, it is also home to many vintage stores and individualistic boutiques. The outdoor market is particularly popular with the fashion conscious.
Carnaby Street is one of the iconic London shopping streets. The iconic arch can be easily found just off Oxford Street. This was the birthplace of swinging London during the 1960’s, and still attracts a wide range of independent boutique owners, new designer names as well as many heritage brands.
Covent Garden is another shopping heaven where you can find the latest street style, funky shoes, hip fashion and even one-off handmade jewellery. This former fruit and vegetable market has been totally revamped into one of the most stylish shopping areas in London. This is where you can enjoy shopping and the café scene, taking a break to watch the world go by.
Kings Road, Chelsea has long been a centre of the fashion world. A popular destination back in the 1960’s, it has retained its charm and individuality. Check out the trendy boutiques, unique labels, designer shops. One of Europe’s largest Zara stores is located just off the Kings Road in Duke of York square.
Explore these London streets while staying in Best Western Palm Hotel London one of the top hotels near Wembley Stadium which is again a famous shopping spot in London, and find the latest in design, style and ideas, just as many of the stylists to the rich and famous do! People watching can be fun as you can glimpse emerging fashion trends and see which stores are proving the most popular.