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Top 10 Fashionable Places In London

There has been a clear growth in popularity of Berlin as a fashion city in the past few years, which may be one of the reasons Parisian brand ELEVENPARIS is to open their first standalone German store in Berlin’s Mitte district.

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Opening with their S/S collections, the urban style of the brand fits in perfectly with the grungy Berlin ethos, and is likely to be popular with the locals.

A store event is set to take place during the Bread and Butter festival at Berlin Fashion Week this July, and is well worth a visit.

ELEVENPARIS
Münzstraße 22
10178
Berlin
Germany

Words: Katie Walton
There has been a clear growth in popularity of Berlin as a fashion city in the past few years, which may be one of the reasons Parisian brand ELEVENPARIS is to open their first standalone German store in Berlin’s Mitte district.

ELEVENPARIS-Berlin-Store-05 ELEVENPARIS-Berlin-Store-04 ELEVENPARIS-Berlin-Store-02

Opening with their S/S collections, the urban style of the brand fits in perfectly with the grungy Berlin ethos, and is likely to be popular with the locals.

A store event is set to take place during the Bread and Butter festival at Berlin Fashion Week this July, and is well worth a visit.

ELEVENPARIS
Münzstraße 22
10178
Berlin
Germany

Words: Katie Walton
Regent Street and Jermyn Street

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An impressively elegant shopping street,  Regent Street offers a good range of mid-priced fashion stores alongside some of the city’s oldest and most famous buildings, and housing locations including HamleysLiberty and The Apple Store. Nearby, historic Jermyn Street is renowned for men’s clothing shops and is so typically British it’s enough to bring out the old-fashioned gent in anyone! Jermyn Street is particularly well known for its bespoke shirt makers such as Benson & Clegg.

Bond Street and Mayfair

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Whether you’ve got money to burn and want to splash out on the very best in designer clothes, or just want to experience luxury window shopping, Bond Street and Mayfair are the ideal places to go for some extravagant retail therapy. Popular with celebrities on a spree, this is probably London’s most exclusive shopping area, home to big names including BurberryLouis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Neighbouring South Molton Street boasts iconic fashion store, Browns.

Westfield London

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Westfield is the largest urban shopping centre in Europe with a wide variety of shops including high street favourites like  Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser but also more than 275 luxury, premium and high-street retailers showcasing over 700 brands including Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, All Saints and Ted Baker. If you’re a fan of shopping centres, don’t miss Westfield’s sister site, Westfield London in the west of London.

Carnaby Street

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The birthplace of the fashion and cultural revolution during the Swinging 60s, Carnaby Street and the 13 surrounding streets are two minutes away from Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus and feature more than 150 fashion brands, including independent boutiques, heritage brands, and new designer names.

Covent Garden

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Whether you want hip fashion, unique gifts, rare sweets or one-off handmade jewellery, Covent Garden is a great place to explore. You can stock up on the latest urban street wear, funky cosmetics and shoes on Neal Street, check out imaginative arts and crafts at Covent Garden Market or just window shop around the stores.

Portabello

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Portabello Road runs the length of Notting Hill and hosts the famous Portabello Market on Saturdays. The market is best known for clothing and antiques and it tends to draw a lot of tourists. It began as a fresh food market in the 19th Centaury, changing towards antiques in the 1940s. It is known as one of Paddington Bear’s favourite haunts.

Knightsbridge

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Knightsbridge and Brompton Road are home to many illustrious shops and department stores. This is the place to go if you’re looking for prestigious brands and up-to-the-minute trends from the world’s fashion elite. Best known for Harrods and Harvey Nichols, you’ll also find a whole host of big-name fashion designers on Sloane Street.

Savile Row

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Known worldwide as the home of bespoke British tailoring, Savile Row is the place to come if you want a handmade suit crafted the old-fashioned way. Credited with inventing the tuxedo Henry Poole & Co – also the first Savile Row tailor – is still cutting cloth at No 15. Other big names include Gieves & HawkesH Huntsman & Sons and Ozwald Boateng.

Brick Lane
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Brick lane, famed for its curry houses, was once the centre of the leather industry in London and to this day boasts some of the best leather shops in the city. It is the centre of London’s Bangladeshi community and, due to many of the propieters of many of the curry houses being Muslims, they usually operate a ‘bring your own booze’ policy.

Camden

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The must visit location for anyone in London with an alternative streak, the markets are ideal for anyone looking to pick up new leather boots, a dog collar, and color contact lenses, but also offer a great variety of food, sights, and smells. You will find giant bronze horses and blacksmiths lurking in the depths of the Camden Lock’s Market. The Koko club is one of London’s premier gig venues.

If you are looking to move to London, you will find that property prices in these areas are extremely high, especially seeing as there has been a 13% increase in value over the past year. Many people are choosing to rent at the moment and companies like Rentify that charge low agency fees are becoming more popular with tenants looking to reduce costs. It is advisable to get plenty of advice before moving in on a long term contract as some people claim that London is in the middle of a housing bubble.

Words: Sue Williams

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