The Ultimate London Shopping Trip
In honour of London Fashion Week, VisitBritain Shop has asked bloggers to put together their perfect London shopping trip. Being the aspiring fashionista that I am, a shopping trip to London would be heaven. On this magical trip I would put together a perfect outfit featuring British designers and shops. Since this is my dream shopping trip I’m going to pretend that money is no object so just play along, ok?
First up is a stop at Lulu Guinness in Knightsbridge for a super cute lip-shaped clutch and a birdcage umbrella to protect my new outfit from English showers. I would then pop into The Tea Room at Harrods for mid-morning tea and crumpets with jam. I would make sure to hold out my pinky while sipping my tea and do my best to not drop crumbs down my cleavage.
From there I would head to Mayfair, because what better way could there be to combine two of my loves: clothes and The Beatles, than to shop at Stella McCartney’s flagship store? Of course, I would need a great outer layer to protect the beautiful McCartney dress I just bought, so it’s off to Burberry for an uber-classic trench.
No outfit is complete without some fierce shoes. Bionda Castana’s collection possess a perfect mix of London cool and Italian craftsmanship, making them completely irresistible to this shoe lover, so Browns is a must-stop on this magical, mystery shopping tour.
To add the icing to my fashion cupcake, I would swing by Topshop and load up on reasonably priced accessories. Fun note: one of my day to day accessories is actually from my 2004 trip to London. It’s a sterling silver copy of a posy ring found in the archaeological excavation of the Rose Theatre.
All that shopping works up an appetite so I think this calls for a jacket potato with chili followed by a chocolate pudding with custard and tea in a pub near Oxford Street. After filling my tummy I’m off to spend the rest of my money at the more than 300 shops in the area, before heading back to my hotel to put on my new, perfect English outfit and take in a show in the West End.
And that concludes my London shopping excursion. What would be stops on your own ultimate London shopping trip?