Top 5 London Boutiques for Women Choosing a Date Outfit
By Paula Holmes -blogger at The P-Ho Diaries
London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, so as you would expect it has some hidden gems when it comes to shopping. For something a little different to feel good on your date, these are the perfect places to pick up a great outfit and seal that elusive next date.
1. Mania Mia
Mania Mia, 307, New King’s Rd, London SW6 4RF
Source – Mania Mia
Mania Mia is Fulham’s best kept secret. Inside you will find an array of affordable yet stylish women’s contemporary fashion and accessories. The boutique is home to brands from all over the world and is one of the only places you will find them in the UK, such as Danilo Gabrielli, Tata Naka, The Hip Tee and Global Connection. Downstairs they regularly host designer sample sales, pop-up shops, seasonal fashion previews, art exhibitions and music evenings. Mania Mia is also a favourite of the stars of hit TV show Made in Chelsea and was seen in a recent episode.
2. The Village Bicycle
The Village Bicycle, Unit7, 91 Brick Lane, Truman Breweries, London, E1 6QN
Source – Drappers Online
You will be sure to find a striking outfit at The Village Bicycle. The boutique stocks designers that include Unreal Fur, Eleven Paris, Hudson Jeans, We Are Handsome and Dirty Pretty Things. It’s not just clothes you will find, but they have a gorgeous collection of accessories, shoes and jewellery to complete your whole look for the date. They also have a wide range of lifestyle items so treat yourself or pick up some Christmas gifts whilst you shop. Look out for the Spiderman chair downstairs!
3. Oxygen Boutique
Oxygen Boutique, 38 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DS
Source – Cool Hunting
Oxygen Boutique stocks a mixture of new and up-coming designers to the more well-known. They have a great range of denim for that perfect pair of date jeans, be sure to take a look at Mother, Frame and J Brand collections in stock. They also have a stand-out collection of jewellery which is certainly not unforgettable.
Goodhood Store, 41 Coronet Street, Shoreditch, London, N1 6HD
Source – Every Peoples
If you are looking for something a little more casual for your date but of course still want to look your best, Goodhood is the place to go. They have an amazing collection of clothing, all under one roof, with brands including Opening Ceremony, Antipodium and Levi’s Vintage. The jewellery and accessories will have you in awe and they have a lovely selection of lingerie too.
5. The Shop at Bluebird
Shop at Bluebird, 350 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UU
Source – Designspiration
Shop at Bluebird is the brainchild of John and Belle Robinson, the people behind successful womenswear brand Jigsaw. You will find a variety of designer clothing such as Marc By Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant plus a selection of shoes, accessories and numerous lifestyle items. The best part is the spa which is located inside the store, offering customers numerous treatments from intensive facials to deep tissue massages.
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