A few Saturday’s ago I was craving something different from the highstreet, so I went East to see what was going on in Shoreditch. It didn’t take long for me to be reminded that I don’t visit this end of the city enough. Shopping is just too good!
If you’re familiar with London and into shopping then you’ve probably already heard of the Box Park. However, for those of you who haven’t this is a hub of pop-ups ranging from beauty products, gifts, clothing, shoes, and food and drink. Currently you’ll find brands such as OnePiece, GAP, Bedhead and Nicce selling a carefully selected range of products. A great mini mall to find something special, and then you can head up a floor for a wee beer and snack in the sunshine. My favourite is Wandering Minds which has a selection of women’s Scandi brands (and usually a good sale rail!)
Just opposite from the Box Park you’ll find Glassworks. A womenswear store home to many revolving brands, including their own. This store only sells 1 of each item which is refreshing. You definitely won’t be spotting someone else on the street in the same outfit as you! The visual merchandising is creative but simplistic, and it’s light and open with friendly staff who love to chat. The accessories are awesome.
I described AIDA as a “his n’ her’s haven” in CitzenMag– and it’s so true! This store is the perfect balance of modern clothing in a vintage surrounding. Aida clearly take care in choosing their brands, and sell a lovely selection such as Selected Femme, Levis and Olivia Burton. Menswear is incredibly classic and screams ‘Mad Men’ with their vintage wardrobe (which I didn’t realise I needed in my life…) and leather sofa. The cafe is also a huge yes from me, but I would still love this store without it.
I’d love to finish this post on my favourite of them all- Wonderound. This store started off online in 2012 by Central St Martins fashion graduate and designer Zi Kim and Korean restauranteur Linda Lee- and you’ll meet Zi if you pop in, she’s lovely! Her clothes are designed to focus on the material and cut with a clear Korean influence. If you like to keep it simple, but are looking for something interesting, then this is the place for you. They’re now also selling the most amazing room fragrances, made by a Korean friend of hers in his kitchen. It’s magic if you ask me…the scents are to die for as well as the packaging. The rose is high up on my wish list.
Lifestyle inspiration at its best.
So, pop on your shopping shoes and head to Liverpool Street!