Shoreditch isn’t just about art and coffee. Over the last few years, Shoreditch has grown into an excellent shopping destination leaving even the conventional shopping areas of West End behind. Everything from big brands and designer boutiques to unique gift shops and indie labels can be found in Shoreditch. Here’s our guide to designer houses and local gift stores and obviously, everything that falls in between.
Old Spitalfields Market: If you want to get your hands on the stuff by upcoming and talented designers, this is the place to go. Located in the heart of the city, this colourful market offers stylish clothes, retro bags, ornaments and everything that is jazzy. The market also comes with an organic market hall. The market pulls close to 25,000 people on a weekly basis. The market combines the touch of old market with the new. Brands such as Agnes B, Benefit and Canteen can be found in the market. These coexist with individual traders selling interesting and quirky things.
Brick Lane Market: Located in east London, Brick Lane market is known for rich Ethiopian coffee, Indian silk sarees, Jewish bagel shops and Bangladeshi curry houses. The market is chaotic and is always bustling with energy. There are certain vintage stalls by upcoming designers. In Brick Lane, you never know what you’ll find. Cheap leather and Art Deco furniture are a must have here.
Petticoat Lane Market: This is London’s famous Sunday market and was established 400 years ago. It includes two streets namely Middlesex Street Market and Wentworth Street Market. Everything from clothes and watches to leather items and toys are found at unbelievable prices. With over 1000 stalls on a Sunday, a visit to the Petticoat Lane market is worth the trip.
Some of the famous stores for clothing in Shoreditch include Beyond Retro, Rokit, Goodhood, Hoxton Boutique, Junky Styling, Ella Doran and E1 Gallery.
Famous places to get jewellery are Tatty Devine, Russell Callow, Lara Bohinc 107, NumberNinetyFour, Anna Lovell and Glitterati.
Far Global, Columbia Glassworks, Ella Doran and Standpoint Gallery are places where you can get everything that is artsy.
As a matter of fact, the list simply doesn’t end! The more you explore Shoreditch, the more you find.