FashionBeans x Regent Street: Shopping Guide
Boasting impressive Beaux Arts architecture, well-curated stores from covetable brands along with a buzz unrivalled by other shopping district within the British capital, Londons Regent Street may be the very meaning of a shopping destination.
The place to find flagships from a few of the greatest names both in British and worldwide fashion, the Regent St. area has lengthy been essential-visit for London-bound vacationers wanting to bag themselves something exceptional.
Within the increase to last days London Collections: Men Fall/Winter 2015 event, we hit the roads to determine the design and style that Regent Street and it is shoppers needed to offer.
Despite its official status like a high-street, Regent Street doesnt skimp with regards to selection. Unlike other London high roads, el born area features styles heavyweights nestled easily alongside serious luxury gamers.
For individuals who choose their branding bold, theres Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein Jeans and BOSS, while individuals preferring pared-back and minimal will understand the offering offered at the kind of Blueberry Republic, Reiss and COS well suited for creating a timeless and versatile capsule wardrobe.
Also resident are storied British labels Burberry and Hunter. The formers tech-heavy Regent Street flagship opened up to much fanfare in September 2012 and is constantly on the provide its signature immersive retail experience (something every lover of favor should experience, even when you do not buy anything), while Seekers new 5300 sq foot store was opened up in November of this past year and it is spearheading an exciting-new rejuvenated aesthetic underneath the creative directorship of noted branding expert Alasdhair Willis:
Burberry Regent Street Flagship, Store Front
Burberry Regent Street Flagship, Internal
Hunter Regent Street Store
The Regent Street area can also be the place to find several smaller sized homespun brands, consolidating the UKs rightful put on the worldwide style map.
Situated only a gemstones discard from Regent St., Oliver Sweeney (5 Conduit St.) provides a considered edit of classic shoes, from brogues to boots, while at hatters emporium Laird London (18 Sherwood St.), youll look for a comprehensive assortment of expertly crafted hats and caps, from baker boys and trilbies to pork pies and panamas:
Oliver Sweeney Store, Conduit Street
Laird London, Sherwood Street
Enthusiastic cyclists wont wish to miss London-based specialist brand Raphas Cycle Club on nearby Maker St part store, part coffee shop, this hybrid retail space may be the go-to for suggestions about from Londons top cycling routes towards the latest in biking style:
Rapha Cycle Club, Brewer Street
Alongside Rapha sit two worldwide brands that superbly blend form and performance.
Hailing in the US, Jack Spade is essential-visit for authentic rugged workwear, while Italian label Stone Islands atmospheric concept store is stark, industrial and filled with the highly designed pieces the label is known for:
Jack Spade Store, Brewer Street
Stone Island Store, Brewer Street
As advisable because it is, shopping on Regent Street is high-paced along with a days price of retail therapy will need a minimum of a few pit stops for refuelling.
You neednt trek far looking for something restorative though, since Regent Street and it is designated Food Quarter (situated on Heddon Street) supply an abundance of options, from humble cafes with a of central Londons finest gastronomic institutions.
If you are looking for a makeover, Tonic Coffee Bar (15 Sherwood St.) is really a petite hole within the wall coffee shop with very friendly and knowledgeable staff that provide up a constantly-altering and various selection of (scrumptious) coffees from some of the mobile phone industry’s key coffee growing regions.
On an excursion and fancy something a bit more special? Mid-day tea in the Hotel Café Royal is ideal for going for a break if you are by helping cover their your spouse:
Tonic Coffee Bar, 15 Sherwood Street
Hotel Cafe Royal, Regent Street
If you have a hankering for quality grub, head south to Air Street, where lauded steak restaurant Hawksmoor serves up an array of delectable cuts, cooked to perfection, as well as some of the best cocktails in the area:
Hawksmoor Air Street
BAr Staff Making Cocktails at Hawksmoor Air Street
Regent Street is really a microcosm of Londons very varied undertake style. Frequently considered a hotbed for burgeoning womenswear trends, the region has adopted London menswears trajectory in the last year, creating itself like a go-to for (stylish) watching people.
Within the couple of hrs we spent traipsing the thoroughfare, there is sharp, classic tailoring worn by gents jogging towards nearby Savile Row, a range of wise separates, an ample dose of jeans (a vital trend for SS15) and Dougie Poynter showing us how to make a modern day rock n roll-inspired aesthetic (very Saint Laurent).
In the other finish from the spectrum we saw a couple of grunge-inspired silhouettes and a few first at school good examples of how to make sports luxe:
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Going to Regent Street is very easy, whichever route you decide to take. Situated in the middle of the main city, Regent Street is obtainable via three major tube lines: Central, Piccadilly and Bakerloo.
Its also the centre point for a large network of bus routes, including: C2, 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453.
Its obvious that Londons established group of men’s clothing locations from Savile Row to Lamb Conduit Street includes a newcomer Regent Street offers from excellent food for an extremely number of fashion, in addition to lots of street style inspiration to help you towards the next key purchase.
Whether youre a Londoner or regular visitor to the capital, let us know your recommended places to shop (mainstream and independent retailers), eat, drink and stay in the Regent Street area, and reasons why we will then look to keep this guide continuously up to date going forward, as a reference point for all our readers.
What other destinations or shopping districts would you like to see covered going forward, whether in London or throughout the UK?