Shop London: An insider’s guide to spending like a local (London Guides) (Paperback)
London has always been a shopper’s paradise. But where is the best place to find a vintage bargain? Or that perfect gift for someone who has it all? Offering an antidote to fast-fashion hight street chains and generic e-shops, Shop London celebrates the joy of shopping like a local, and will introduce you to your new favourite places to browse.
Emma McCarthy, fashion editor and shopping connoisseur, helps you discover the most talked-about, tucked-away and unique retail experiences in London. Opening doors to 200of the best independent boutiques, fashion stores, specialist shops, markets, vintage meccas and more, Shop London introduces a host of exceptional places to visit. Covering everything from toyshops and art supplies, to vintage clothing and sustainable homeware, to cookware and bottle shops, it also acts as a handy guide to the capital's most loved shopping districts and hotspots – from upmarket Chiltern Street to the picture-perfect Columbia Road.
If you're looking for some retail therapy and a new area of the city to explore, this is the perfect guide to rediscovering the joy of London's shops.
Zena Alkayat has previously published the successful guidebook Tea & Cake London (October 2011, Black Dog). A former Shopping & Style Deputy Editor at Time Out London, she has also contributed to Time Out: London's Best Restaurants (Oct 2011, Time Out Guides) and Independent London Store Guide, Issue 3 (Dec 2011, Monster Media).Kim Lightbody is an up-and-coming photographer specializing in food and lifestyle. She lives in Rotherhithe, London.