Labour & Wait Shoreditch

Seeking out specialist makers from around the world, many of whom manufacture their goods in the traditional way and to their original designs, Labour & Wait offer an evolving range of timeless, functional products for everyday life. From household items and stationery to great gifting ideas (Tabasco chocolate anyone?), we defy you to leave here empty handed.

Grace and Thorn Hackney

From Terrarium Tuesdays to The Don Bouquet and everything in-between, spend hours scouring through the best pots and plants at Grace and Thorn to help you green up your gaff. Leave with a cactus (or multiple cacti) and a kitsch animal-shaped pot by Quail to match.

Modern Society

Shop Modern Society’s eponymous unisex label, which focuses on quality, wearability and modern simplicity. Simultaneously scour more notable brands including Rejina Pyo and Chimi Eyewear before recharging over a flat white at the front of the store and watch the foot traffic on Redchurch Street go by.

House of Hackney

Wade your way through a mix of iconic interiors, unique fashions and must-have accessories at House of Hackney. Whether in search of bespoke furniture or looking to treat yourself to a pair luxe pajamas, this East London mainstay caters to all (in every bold print and exotic pattern imaginable.)

Goodhood Store

Goodhood Store’s minimalist surroundings and slightly offbeat fashion selection has gained it a huge following in London’s East End. Selling women’s and men’s clothing as well as beauty and homeware, it’s the kind of shop that would be not allow you to leave empty-handed. We love their Life Store section, where you’ll find everything from design pencils to hanging plants.

LN-CC

After declaring themselves bankrupt in 2013, LN-CC was bought out by The Level Group in 2014, a Milan-based e-commerce specialist. Now LN-CC have come back with a beautiful London-based concept store that is viewable by appointment only. LN-CC stands out because of their unique compositions that reflect buyer John Skelton’s instinctive and risk-taking approach. Also featuring a record and rare book store and an in-house disco.

Present London

Present London is a concept store like no other. Based in Shoreditch, it has a refined selection of jackets, trendy footwear, underwear and knitwear. With designers like C.O.F, Masterpiece, Hartford and a huge range of high-end grooming products and books, we highly recommend stopping by if you’re in the East End.

  • 020 7033 0500
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  • 140 Shoreditch High Street
    London
    E1 6JE

Hostem

Few stores can combine luxury, high-street and avant-garde like Hostem. They specialise in custom-tailoring design pieces and even commission one-off pieces by artists for their clients. Worth a look is their womenswear collections from Meadham Kirchhoff and Yohji Yamamoto, which sit alongside their menswear.

BLITZ London

BLITZ London is one of our favourite vintage stores, with unique hand-selected items covering five rooms and spread over two floors. Here you’ll find everything from clothes to watches and even furniture. Set in an old warehouse, make sure you don’t miss the mini-book store and café.

Absolute Vintage

From jumpsuits to swimwear and lingerie, you’ll find plenty of diamonds in the rough at Absolute Vintage. Knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the beautiful floor space, which has a collection to suit all tastes, with pieces ranging from the 1930s to the 1980s. What started out as a humble market stall in Portobello has now expanded to Hanbury Street and a boutique store called Blondie on Commercial Street. If you know a budding musician, make sure not to miss the open mic nights taking place in March.

Bamford Grooming Department

Nestled on the side of the Royal Exchange, this former cigar shop is prime real estate for George Bamford’s second shop, given its thoroughfare of city boys en route to work. Capitalizing on a growing desire for bricks and mortar stores, Bamford Grooming Department packs their miniature store with choice items from the designers line. Alongside an edit of his watch collection, there are candles, card packs, watch rolls, leather headphones and sleek screwdriver sets complete with perspex casing. Black aluminium flasks of fragrance (Bamford Edition 1 Cologne) line the upper shelves, backing onto original exposed bottle-green tiles and dappled paintwork offsetting George’s distinctively dapper line. Don’t bypass the basement, where a rotating pop-up shop focusing on workshops and short-term leases is sure to engage post-work luxury shoppers.

Goodhood Store

LN-CC

Present London

Hostem

BLITZ London

Absolute Vintage

Bamford Grooming Department

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