Not only is London one of the fashion capitals of the world, it also boasts some of the most sought-after luxury shopping destinations in the world. Visit extravagant shopping centres laced with marble whilst exploring one-off creations from couture fashion houses such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy and many more. Here are 5 luxury shopping havens that will have you splashing the cash while you shop till you drop.
If you’re an avid shopaholic you’ll already be familiar with the well-known luxury department store Selfridges & Co, which has 4 locations scattered across the UK. Established in 1909, the flagship store on Oxford Street is the second largest shopping centre in Britain. The store spans 6 floors and boasts the world’s biggest denim department stocking over 11,000 jeans from a variety of 60 luxury brands. The store offers 11 places to eat. We recommend heading to Aubaine for beautiful floral backdrops for the perfect Instagram photo….and for top-notch food of course! Unlike other luxury department stores, Selfridges proudly stocks high-street brands such as Topshop and even Primark on the ground floor. Making it a true shopping experience, regardless of your budget.
2. Bond Street
This iconic street boasts an abundance of luxury shops, designer fashion, fine jewels, antiques and flagship stores. Located in the heart of Mayfair, the street is divided into 2 sections. The southern section, Old Bond Street, is home to many fine jewellery stores such as Tiffany & Co, De Beers and Cartier. The northern section, New Bond Street, is home to many couture fashion houses including Chanel, Dior and Hermes. We recommend checking out the flagship Louis Vuitton store, opened in 2010. It’s the largest Louis Vuitton store in Europe with 4 magnificent floors of pure luxury and even boasts a VIP apartment for exclusive clientele.
3. Sloane Street
The only street in London that can give Bond Street a run for its money, Sloane Street is lined with luxurious designer brands with jaw-dropping window displays. It’s the prize location of many flagship stores including Gucci, Tom Ford, Escada and more. Located in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it’s within walking distance of both Harrods and Harvey Nichols. When exploring Sloane Street, you’ll notice a common theme – supercars galore! The glamourous street attracts the super-rich so get ready to feast your eyes on Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Bugattis after a hard day of shopping.
4. Liberty London
Unlike other luxury shopping destinations, Liberty has a unique character steeped in British heritage. Its monochrome Tudor style architecture is a real stand out feature. The entrance is lined with beautiful flower bouquets - a great spot for picture-perfect moments or to snap a quick selfie! Although it sells luxury goods including fashion, homeware, cosmetics, the emporium is known for its flamboyant textile prints and fabrics. Explore their huge selection of superior prints, you’ll find everything you need from furnishing fabrics to haberdashery. Whether you’re an aspiring designer or a luxury connoisseur, you’re guaranteed to find something exquisite in Liberty London.