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#1 unmetro

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 12:10 AM



heading to london, thought I'd start a concise post to help others and myself out...thanks to those who reply ;-)

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#2 Cue

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 10:21 AM



have a search dude, I have posted on this topic loads, and there is tons of good advice from loads of people floating around on these boards

still, fire any other questions on here and i'll see if I can answer
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:44 PM



for me:
shops: Hideout (soho), Maharishi (covent garden), Diverse (islington), Harvey Nicols (knightsbridge), foot patrol (soho), duffer (covent garden), sefton (islington)
food: busaba(soho), st john (kentish town), drapers arms (islington), fino , rivington bar and grill (shoreditch)
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Posted 23 January 2006 - 11:37 PM



searched the forum, but only found two relevant threads...

know about any hidden shops/boutiques, ones that are off the main road and carry menswear? kinda like atelier in NY (hopefully without the price...hehe)...just want to make sure I don't miss anything....
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 09:55 AM



search for hideout and bond and a heap of threads come up

those list the more streetwear types shops - if that's what you are into

that's what i am into so can't really help you on anything higher end, still, pretty sure they will be on the sf map

if you walk down newburgh street, beak street and upper james street that will be a good start ...

have fun dude
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:21 PM



thanks man...i buy streetwear too...in fact I'll be lookin for some trainers (not bape) while I'm there....could you tell me wats the preeminant shop for kicks? thanks again.
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Posted 24 January 2006 - 06:36 PM



try foot-patrol in st annes court
size? - they are in carnaby street and neal street
glorias - off brick lane
slammin kicks in beak street
and maybe even foot locker - sometimes have some uk exclusives
meteor in bethnal green may also be worth a look

the latest issue of sneaker freaker has a good guide, would be worth picking up
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 01:54 PM



Shops:

Concrete - off soho
Selfridges - Ox Street
Vivenne Westwood - Conduit Street
Adidas Originals - off Cov Garden
Glorias - off brick lane
Milk & Honey - Whitcross St
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 02:55 PM



So that'd be Bread and honey, then.

www.mytrainers.comwas always great for sneakers when they where in Covent Garden, but they dropped off the radar when they moved back to Brixton which is unfortunate.

Likewise Microzine (www.microzine.co.uk ) was great when they where based in Islington, but they moved central and I haven't made it over there yet (things get hectic when you work for yourself)


But my favourite retail space since Vexed started trading out of their studio is Dover Street Market, on, erm, Dover street.http://doverstreetmarket.com/


Other than that, I'm not a tourist so I don't know what to look at, the best department store is Liberty, and there's too many bars and restaurants to mention.
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Posted 30 January 2006 - 03:22 PM



oops milk & honey is the member club in soho. sorry.

yeah... bread & honey - there is a crackin second hand record shop a coupla doors down too.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 04:20 PM



oh, and just seen a website that may help some visitors out

http://www.sevendials.co.uk

a pretty decent summary of the shops in the seven dials/ covent garden area
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 04:45 PM



Co-sign on the Liberty recommendation...been going to london for years now and for some reason, this past xmas was the first time I walked into it....was so pissed that I'd never bothered to before....
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 05:28 PM



check out http://www.yutakaloveslondon.com too - pretty cool, some good recommendations on there
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 11:07 PM



Based on the SuperFuture review, I checked the Paul Smith sale shop http://superfuture.c...id=1119&lang=EN last summer and it was well worth it. The guy working there was super helpful, good selection, good prices (even though the Brit pound doesn't show a lot of love to the CDN $ - don't forget that VAT exemption when you leave)

It's down a little side alley, open to foot traffic only, I got in the general vicinity and then asked another store for directions. Anyway, worth a look if you like Paul Smith...
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