Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
Frieze London 2017 (October 5-8) is off to a powerful start. For your stay, to guide you to the best hotels, bars, restaurants, and shopping destinations, Whitewaller put together a list of top lifestyle destinations in the city. Below, check out our recommendations on where to shop while in town.
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market, designed by Rei Kawakubo, displays special light installations, artwork, and interiors by a handful of talented creatives and brands like Comme des Garçons, Catherine Wagner, Thierry Dreyfus, and Jonathan Tuckey. In addition to a sprawling event space and unforgettable food from the Rose Bakery, the unique shop presents an array of permanent collections throughout its basement, ground, first, second, and third floors.
Whitewaller recommends: The DSM jewelry space.
Wolf & Badger
Since its inception in 2010, Wolf & Badger, founded by brothers Henry and George Graham, has been offering a curated selection of independent fashion, jewelry, accessory, homeware, and beauty brands. Now home to over 700 of the world’s top designers and artisans, the store is also known for its ethically and environmentally conscious selection.
Whitewaller recommends: Not overlooking the lighting, stationery, fragrances, and haircare sections.
Christopher Kane launched in 2006 to bring British fashion something playful and innovative. Since then, the label has expanded from biannual women’s collections to include resort, pre-Fall, handbags, footwear, and menswear.
Whitewaller recommends: Trying on a few pieces from the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection.
Alex Eagle Studio
At Alex Eagle Studio, the welcoming energy of a home meets the luxury of a gallery. Ceramics, jewelry, photography, music, fashion, and furniture from brands and designers like Vita Kin, Issey Miyake, Irving Penn, The Vinyl Factory, and Alex Eagle’s eponymous label show shoppers rarity and beauty.
Whitewaller recommends: Stopping by Alex Eagle Studio during Frieze week for an exhibition by London Gallery Corvi-Mora in their lower ground floor space.
Complemented by a charming café, Modern Society is a destination store bringing a selection of luxury products from all over the world to London. Shop brands like RE/DONE, Sandy Liang, Rejina Pyo, and Salt Surf, as well as an array of homewares, accessories, and photographic prints.
Whitewaller recommends: Not overlooking the Japanese earthenware from Hasami and the marble designs from Milly Dent.
Milk Concept Boutique
With both internationally recognized designers and emerging talents, Milk Concept Boutique shows an exquisite range of offerings, like home objects by Fornasetti and Glas Italia, and jewelry collections by designer Simon Harrison.
Whitewaller recommends: Grabbing a sumptuous candle by Mad et Len for a gift.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Goodhood is London’s award-winning multi-brand retailer that caters to the fun and effortless style of refined luxury. Curating special apparel, home goods, personal products, and jewelry from more than 200 brands, the store knows the flow of culture, and it moves with the desires of today’s men and women.
Whitewaller recommends: Checking out the handcrafted goods downstairs.
To find out more about Frieze London 2017, pick up the new issue of Whitewaller London.