Shopping in London
While a fire in 2008 threatened to destroy much of the area, Camden’s spirit refused to be extinguished. This remains the place to get in touch with your inner Goth. Explore the funky vintage shops, galleries, and open-air markets of this student-popular North London enclave.
A mixture of quirky boutiques, courtyard eateries, and outdoor performers, this pedestrianized shopping area is a must-visit.
Dress to impress or risk getting turned away from the ruling monarch of high-end London department stores; the gourmet food court alone is worth a visit. For more cutting-edge fashion, head a few minutes away to Harvey Nichols.
High-end department store Selfridges rubs elbows with U.S. chains, budget-minded Topshop, and 300 other consumer-friendly spots in Europe's largest shopping district.
A dizzying array of vintage collectibles for sale six days a week and site of the world's largest antique market on Saturdays.
Dating back to 1638, this sprawling marketplace explodes on weekends with art- and fashion-minded shoppers; an international food village provides tasty sustenance.
The Laden Showroom
Want some original threads that won't break the bank? This hip boutique showcases more than 45 up-and-coming designers.
With more than 265 stores all under one roof, this west London mega shopping mall is proving hugely popular. Label fiends should make a beeline for The Village, an area selling some of the world’s most exclusive brands.
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