We’ve all heard of Bond Street. Regent Street. Marylebone, etc.,etc. London’s mark of high fashion is as recognisable as where it is when sprawling the map－the centre of it. Yet, London is at the same time a mecca for some affordable fabulous collection, all in East London’s Boutiques.
Shopping in East London
You can never explore to its fullest the vibrant side of East London without a visit to Shoreditch. Innumerable small shops interweave graffiti. Young skateboarders travel down the street smoothly in their oversized t-shirts. Shoreditch has too many to highlight, but never should you miss these two down below!
Glassworks Shoreditch: 190 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6HU
One year later I visited Glassworks Shoreditch as my first boutique discovered in London, it’s still today part of what I’ve ‘shortlisted’ for my London-must-go. Glassworks Shoreditch provides characteristically different shorts in summer and richly colorful jumpers in winter. Women ranging from 18 to 35 or so can all find something spectacular to add to their wardrobes. Last year this lovely boutique expanded their store in the use of the space next door, accommodating more items worthy of a try! Glassworks Shoreditch is a 3 minute’s walk from Shoreditch Hight Street Overground Station, and coexists with another branch in Dalston, London.
Source Spitalfields: 6 Market St, Spitalfields, London E1 6DT
Juxtaposed with several notable brands, Lululemon, Uniqlo or Jigsaw, Source Spitalfields, an individual space as a bright-coloured patch sewn into the surrounding chic vibe, never loses its glamour. Alongside bespoke clothes, shoes and accessories, this boutique offers a wide range of stationery and fragrance. It’s to say, all young women want, not just for Christmas, but for any occasions, sits on the shelves, sparkling here. The small carpets sold in front of the store is something most recognisable about Source Spitalfields. Be mindful next time you walk by of these items lying as a way to greet, go in and seek something adorable!
On a 20-minute bus ride, you get to see what stands north at the fringe of Shoreditch is Broadway Market.One of the most well-known spot at Hackney, representative of the local and independent East-Londoner spirit, also, is a few steps away from Cambridge Heath Overground station, (green, shadow, Victoria Park)
Next door to the widely-known independent coffee retailer, Climpson & Sons, the besieged aroma of beans, smelling sometimes of fruit yet the other times of nuts has made each visit to 69B Boutique Sustainable Style extraordinarily pleasant. Clear and bright, small but spatially well-used, this boutique is no merely of fashion industry but of environmental sustainability. The brands of clothes selected are usually eco-friendly. German brand ARMANDANGEL, for example, makes the world into a better place by using organic cotton. 69B Boutique Sustainable Style is currently on their winter sale. Drop by and explore whatever looks stunning on you, make your world into a better place, too!
Black Truffle: 4 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
Black Truffle is an award winning boutique in Broadway Market where once you visit you’d understand the credit it deserves. The space, rather than brimmed with items, is made wide and comfortable, home to only the most iconically selected fashionable pieces. My favorite piece purchased at Black Truffle is a chunky white jumper,elegantly oversized with an emphasized fluffy collar, and fairly lovingly, with an affordable price. Yet this is not a singular example. Most items at Black Truffle are barely overpriced and in a classic style far from being rendered obsolete. It saves the money for, clearly, your present and future. Highly recommend drop by this joyous spot on Saturday where the market opens at the center of the street and the food aroma flows beyond the brim of Victoria Park nearby.
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