BEST INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES

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STUARTS LONDON

Originally a tailoring outfit in the 60s, Stuarts London has moved with the times and now stocks everything a guy could ever want. Think Canada Goose, Edwin, Adidas Originals, Fila, Folk and Universal Works.

35-37 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8LH, United Kingdom -

stuartslondon.com

Goldhawk Road

PRESENT

Present is an independent menswear boutique that stocks everything from streetwear to gentlemen's clothing. Think Vetra, Camoshito, Maharishi and Enharmonic amongst Stone Island and Bruta.

140 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom -

present-london.com

Shoreditch High Street

SEFTON

Sefton bring together all the cool kids in their menswear boutique in Islington. Find everyone from Comme Des Garcons and Acne Studios to Wood Wood and Nike. They also stock their own line of Sefton essentials.

196 Upper St, London N1 1RQ, United Kingdom -

seftonfashion.com

Highbury & Islington Highbury & Islington

MACHINE-A

Machine-A is a pretty exclusive concept store stocking men's and womenswear from some of the most exciting designers around. Expect to find pieces from Ashish, Christopher Shannon, Craig Green, Gosha Rubchinsky, Marta Jakubowski, Raf Simmons and Ryan Lo.

13 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0RH, United Kingdom -

machine-a.com

Leicester Square

AIDA

Aida is multi-concept store when you can grab a coffee and pick up some pieces from their unique edit of independent European brands. Expect to find the likes of Mads Norgaard, Libertine-Libertine, Rains and Converse amongst some lesser known brands.

133 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom -

aidashoreditch.co.uk

Shoreditch High Street

HUB

HUB houses mens and womenswear from brands like M.i.H jeans, Ganni, Mads Norgaard, Wood Wood, Stutterheim and Our Legacy.

88 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0AP, United Kingdom -

hubshop.co.uk

Stoke Newington

HUH.

Online mag HUH. opened the doors to their first store in 2011 and it's filled with pieces from Norse Projects, Samsoe & Samsoe, Folk, Ganni and Garment Project.

56 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 7XB, United Kingdom -

store.huhmagazine.co.uk

Dalston Kingsland

OI POLLOI

Hailing from Manchester Oi Polloi is a contemporary menswear shop. Stocking everything you could ever want, expect to find pieces from A.P.C, Edwin, Beams, Patagonia, Reebok, Stone Island and Carhartt WIP.

1 Marshall St, Carnaby, London W1F 9BA, United Kingdom -

oipolloi.com

Oxford Circus Piccadilly Circus

HOSTEM

Hostem oozes cool. Blending established names with some of the best Japanese designers, you can expect to find Comme Des Garcons, Lanvin, Loewe, MA+ and Rick Owens in-store.

28 Old Nichol St, London E2 7HR, United Kingdom -

hostem.co.uk

Shoreditch High Street

SNEAKERSNSTUFF

If you're after a new pair of kicks, look no further than Sneakersnstuff. The trainer shops stocks all the big names including Adidas, Nike, Puma, Converse, Vans and all the latest collabs.

107-108 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JN, United Kingdom -

sneakersnstuff.com

Shoreditch High Street

OTHER/SHOP

OTHER/Shop is the perfect place to scout out some pieces from emerging designers. Find pieces from Stephan Schneider, Aries, Lemaire, Novesta, Fanmail and OTHER's very own label.

3 Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom -

other-shop.com

Leicester Square

ALPHA SHADOWS

Alpha Shadows have curated an exclusive selection of menswear with a particular emphasis on Japanese brands that are uncommon in the UK. With pieces from Eastlogue, Niuhans and Fujito, this place is defo worth a visit if you're on the lookout for something a bit different.

133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST, United Kingdom -

alphashadows.com

Peckham Rye

NUMBER SIX

Menswear store Number Six brings together small brands and more mainstream labels to create something unique. Expect Carhartt WIP, Libertine-Libertine, Our Legacy and Sandqvist to line the shelves here.

6 Dray Walk The Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL -

numbersixlondon.com

Shoreditch High Street

LN-CC

If you're up for spending big bucks and looking for a real shopping experience book an appointment at LN-CC. The designer store is like a maze and contains individual product rooms, a record store, cafe, gallery and club space. And when it comes to clothes expect the likes of Acne Studios, Raf Simmons, Vetements and Saint Laurent.

18-24 Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2EZ, United Kingdom -

ln-cc.com

Dalston Kingsland

COUVERTURE & THE GARBSTORE

Couverture & The Garbstore focuses on niche independent labels, collaborations and emerging talent. Stocking both menswear and womenswear expect to find pieces from Han Kjobehavn, Palace, Outdoor Voices, YMC, Sideline & LF Markey.

188 Kensington Park Road Notting Hill, London, W11 2ES -

couvertureandthegarbstore.com

Ladbroke Grove

PAM PAM

Pam Pam is a women's only sneaker, clothing and lifestyle shop. It stocks every trainer a girl could ever want including Chuck Taylors, Adidas Limited Editions, Reebok and Garment Project. Perfect for gals who want to stay step ahead of the game.

129 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom -

pampamlondon.com

Shoreditch High Street

GOODHOOD

Goodhood is one of the coolest kids on the block and they stock all the latest streetwear. You can expect to find the likes of Champion, Dickies, Goscha Rubchinsky, Alexander Wang and Adidas on the shelves here.

151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom -

goodhoodstore.com

Old Street Old Street Shoreditch High Street

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