Go inside the worlds of art, fashion, design, and lifestyle.
If you’re hoping for a little retail therapy in between visiting art fairs and exhibitions this week, then look no further. Below, Whitewaller London has put together a roundup of some of London’s best shops and boutiques.
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market, conceived by Rei Kawakubo, features special light installations, artwork, and interiors from a handful of talented creatives like Catherine Wagner, Paige Smith and ThierryDreyfus and brands like Comme des Garçons, Simone Rocha, Catherine Thom Browne, Molly Goddard, Michael Costiff through to the general men’s space featuring Jeroen Erosie artwork. In addition to an ever-changing event space and unforgettable food from the Rose Bakery, the unique shop presents an array of collections throughout its basement, ground, first, second, and third floors.
Whitewaller recommends: The DSM jewelry space.
Wolf & Badger Notting Hill
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 600 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.
Alex Eagle Studio Soho
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: Catching the exhibition by London gallery Corvi-Mora.
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.
Modern Society Shoreditch
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.
Christopher Kane Mayfair
Christopher Kane offers womenswear and menswear collections, as well as accessories and footwear. The Christopher Kane signature is distinctly identifiable from his innovative and playful designs that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary—embracing the traditional and the modern, the timeless and the ephemeral, and the sleek with the subversive.
Whitewaller recommends: Trying on a few pieces from the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection.
Milk Concept Boutique Garden Walk
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.