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BEST INDEPENDENT BOUTIQUES

Our fave places to pick up new threads, clobber, wearables…you know, clothing! So get that credit card ready…

HUB

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

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

LN-CC

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

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.

PRESENT

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

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.

AIDA

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

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.

HUH.

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

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.

SEFTON

196 Upper St, London N1 1RQ, United Kingdom

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.

MACHINE-A

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

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.

OI POLLOI

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

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.

HOSTEM

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

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.

SNEAKERSNSTUFF

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

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.

OTHER/SHOP

3 Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

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.

COUVERTURE & THE GARBSTORE

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

Couverture & The Garbstore focuses on niche independent labels, collaborations and emerging talent. Stocking menswear, womenswear and homeware, expect to find pieces from Norse Projects, Rejina Pyo, Brain Dead, YMC, Sideline, Kana, No Chemicals and more.

STUARTS LONDON

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

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.

GOODHOOD

151 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3QE, United Kingdom

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.

ALPHA SHADOWS

133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST, United Kingdom

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.

NUMBER SIX

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

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.

PAM PAM

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

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.

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