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going shopping in big 'ol London town next week where should we go?

(28 Posts)
brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:30:50

dd wants to go to topshop on oxford street
I want something different that isn't on every high street

besides covent garden where can we go?

hf128219 Thu 28-Aug-08 22:32:00

Carnaby Street. Portobello Market. Kings Road.

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:32:48

are they all miles apart

oi Thu 28-Aug-08 22:34:02

there are so many major sales still at the moment ggirl

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:34:58

do you mean I should stick to high street oi?

LetThemEatCake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:35:03

from topshop your best bets are selfridges, liberty and carnaby st. In terms of not too much distance btwn them

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:36:30

ltec-ah now that's useful,save my feet

haven't been to carnaby st sine early 70's fgs

is it good

fishie Thu 28-Aug-08 22:37:36

from topshop go down regent street and visit banana republic, then cos opposite. go further down, hennes then uniqlo. then head left and you should end up somewhere near carnary street where you will find american apparel.

oxford street is dreadful, you can have much more fun in neal st and long acre. there is a top shop in strand too but not so much stock.

ranting Thu 28-Aug-08 22:37:57

Yes liberty, my dd would be in heaven if I took her to liberty fabric dept.

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:38:47

isn't libertys ££££

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:39:23


thanks that's brilliant

oi Thu 28-Aug-08 22:39:44

what shops do you normally like

LetThemEatCake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:39:45

hit and miss, like anywhere really. Great new arcade just off C st (can't remember name sorry) with fab vintage store called Marshmallow Mountain - heaven.

Even if you don't buy anything in Liberty, at least have afternoon tea there. My mum and I do every time she comes to London, it's so lovely. In the tearoom on the ground floor.

ranting Thu 28-Aug-08 22:40:33

Yes but it's a really lovely place to look, the windows are really lovely.

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:41:32

I like JL myself lolol

anything really not designer stuff-we're not loaded

fishie Thu 28-Aug-08 22:43:18

liberty beauty hall is a must-see and i have missed it off. ggirl i may not have them in quite the right order.

LetThemEatCake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:11

also a great vintage store on Gt Marlborough St (down from Liberty towards berwick St) called Retromania or something similar. Def has Retro in the title. Down a flight of stairs, have never not found something amazing there and a comparatively teeny price

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:20

fishie-you'll have us walking around in circles!

southeastastra Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:38

american apparel on carnaby st

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 22:44:57

you lot are great will have to take notes

oi Thu 28-Aug-08 22:45:11

your feet will be sore!

LetThemEatCake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:45:16

Liberty for a brose if for nothing other than inspiration. Really, have afternoon tea there, £16 a head from memory but lush lush lush

LetThemEatCake Thu 28-Aug-08 22:45:39

browse. sorry.

onceinalifetime Thu 28-Aug-08 22:55:34

Urban Outfitters on Oxford Street - next block down from Top Shop going towards Tottenham Court Road and Bershka opposite for your dd. Regent Street has improved massively - try Desigual as well as those already mentioned - Banana Republic, COS, etc.

Lots of interesting shops around Carnaby Street, Marshall Street, Foubert's Place - see pics here:

brimfull Thu 28-Aug-08 23:03:13

once-thanks great link

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