SHOP Articles

 

Oliver Spencer Soho

It's a canny designer who can create pieces that transcend individual style. It's more than versatility, it's about creating clothes whose merit ...

Aesop Soho

It's an unfortunate but inevitable truth that accessibility and inclusivity are often seen as antithetical qualities in luxury products – where consumer ...

Kinoko Cycles

Kinoko Cycles started out in 2006 as Tokyo Fixed - a web store focussed on selling top-quality and unique bikes and accessories to the discerning enthusiast ...

YCN

YCN, or You Can Now, is a membership-based community for creative professionals worldwide. A celebration of all things creative and inspiring - from graphic ...

Quality Chop House Shop

The Quality Chop House is a British, ingredients-led restaurant that serves seasonal and flavourful food to discerning diners. They've a set menu in one ...

Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks is one of those rare shops that manages to deliver exactly what it promises. “The shop for all cooks” reads the awning, behind which is nestl...

Lockwood Umbrellas

Lockwood Umbrellas is an extraordinary store – one room, one product, many variations. I often find one-product stores to be pretentious - it takes a certain...

Condor Cycles

Condor have been building bespoke bikes on Gray's Inn Road since 1948 - many, many decades before the current Hoy-, Wiggins- and Cavendish-inspired road ...

Present & Correct

Present & Correct is an exhibition of great design. It’s a unique collection that is a dream store for a lover of craft, full of gifts for the paperphile...

A.P.C.

A.P.C. hardly needs any introduction. Since its beginnings in 1987, the company has become renowned for its meticulous craftsmanship and minimalist design, a...

Carhartt

I’ve recently discovered and become enamoured by the Carhartt women’s collection. I have to be carful here not to just eulogise, to provide measured reasons ...

Nancy Victor Gallery

The Nancy Victor Gallery is a small, unassuming space on Charlotte place off Goodge Street. It currently houses the work of several independent artists: gree...

Labour and Wait

Labour and Wait contains everything you need and everything you want. It’s the benchmark of utilitarian style and functional revivalism in London; a shop as ...

Material Gallery & Bookshop

There has been a lot of “print is not dead” talk around in the last couple of years - which should be promising - but, being frank, is almost as annoying as ...

Sounds of the Universe

Sounds of the Universe is a mecca for music fans in an ex-pub set amongst the warrens between Berwick St Market and Wardour Street, right in the heart of Soh...

Rapha Cycling Club

If your idea of a perfect Saturday involves waking up with the dawn, slipping on some meticulously tailored lycra and doing a few laps of Richmond Park, or m...

MAWI

Like most of the shops on Calvert Avenue, Mawi is ostensibly unassuming. Inside it is a different story. The jewellery wouldn’t look out of place decorating ...

Relax Garden

Relax Garden is a tiny shop beneath a section of the Overground rail track in Shoreditch. In this small space lies a wealth of impressive women's clothin...

The Goodhood Store

It's the store name on everybody's lips and so it damn well should be because this place is mental. What started out as a “self-initiated, self...

Kristina Records

“As an artefact, a piece of vinyl is something quite exciting”, says Kristina Records’ Jack Rollo, and this, the first new record store to hit the streets of...

Rough Trade East

There’s something soothing about stepping into Rough Trade East, even when it’s busy. Maybe it’s the high ceilings, the in-store coffee bar or the long roomy...