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Feed your Soul, Feed your Closet – Tourism and Shopping Combined

By on 21/02/2017

Big cities such as London is overwhelming with attractions. And if you have to many plans it’s easy to fail and leave with frustration and FOMO*.

Did you experience this panic doubt: should I see the museum exhibition or go shopping? Can’t do both, obviously, in only two hours…

I know that feeling. I’ve been there too.

 

So I figured out how to combine big emotions (for art) with small pleasures (of fashion) and listed the boutiques near important London sighteeing spots, so you’ll be able to check them almost at the same time.

You’ll thank me later 😉

Tourism Shopping – Combined

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

nearest tube: South Kensington

 

 

The exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution?  could be the only reason to come to London before February 26th when it closes. Make sure to book your ticket in advance and enjoy a joyride through music, fashion and politics of several past decades. Very touching event!

 

The Library

268 Brompton Rd, South Kensingon

 

 

Stay in the rebelious mood and peek in this avant-garde boutique to shop for edgy menswear, accessories and books.

 

 

Several French brands’ outposts nearby (The KooplesBa&ShApostropheSandro, Zadig&Voltaire) will help you keep up with trends. You can tranck them in ShopTrotter App, just search by shop name.

 

 

Saatchi Gallery

Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, Chelsea

nearest tube: Sloane Square

 

 

The newest exhibition 50 x 50 II: 50 New Works by 50 Artists may be another occasion to shop: it showcases fifty new limited edition prints by fifty emerging artists. The variety of styles and approaches is diverse but all of the works are available at affordable prices.

 

 

Monica Vinader

71-72 Duke of York Square, Chelsea

 

 

This British designer fills the gap between fashion and fine jewellery. Her pieces are trendy and wearable at the same time. And besides of one-off handmade pieces there are plenty options for smaller budgets.

 

 

Joseph

76, Duke of York St

 

 

Joseph Ettedgui’s designs appeal to the minimalists of all sorts. His eponymous brand was based on the masculine-inspired silhouettes in soft colors (grey admireres rejoyce!) and still focuses on solid basisc in luxurious reinterpertation.

 

 

Tate Modern

Bankside

Nearest tube: Southwark, Blackfriars

This Winter you can enter Elton John’s private circle, as he unveils his modernist photography collection THE RADICAL EYE: MODERNIST PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE SIR ELTON JOHN COLLECTION

 

D-Pod

Shop Unit 2, Blackfriars Station South Bank Entrance, Thames Path

 

 

D-Pod is a collaborative shop that features dozens of ‘Pods’ inside, where each Pod is a mini shop for an independent designer. If you are looking for extraordinary, one-of-a-kind jewellery or accessories from emerging designer, artist and craftsman, and receive our InsiderDiscount, just type “D-Pod” in ShopTrotter app search window and get directly to this original boutique.

 

 

The British Museum

Great Russell St

+44 20 7323 8299

Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheather you need to see Rosetta Stone once in a lifetime, or craving for some termporary exhibition (i.e. Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave) this is the place to get lost in. Try to avoid the museum shop – otherwise there is a chance you will spend all your savings on great albums and art souvenirs, while there are some great boutiques awaiting in the neighbourhood…

 

 

Folk

53 Lamb’s Conduit Street (womens)

49 Lamb’s Conduit Street (men’s)

 

 

Folk’s tagline is “style without drama”.  So expect simple patterns of quietly elegant clothing enriched by subtle details as textures and the fabrications and trims. Dreamy closet for architects and artist who value good careful design.

 

 

Ally Capellino

31 Lamb’s Conduit St

 

 

In designer’s own words: the brand relies not on trends, but on timelessness and quality of design, and discreetly representative of a discerning type of modern consumer. Don’t expect to find there this season’s It-bag, but characterful classics.

 

 

The Content Store

28 Lamb’s Conduit St

 

 

Another cool men’s shop with curated collection of effortless casual designs. Perfect place to dress urban beast from head to toes.

 

You can find all featured boutiques in ShopTrotter App – just search by their names. Get the app in Google Play (soon for iOS).

 

Would you like to know more great independent boutiques in less known London areas? Let us know in comments!

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