London is arguably the most fashion-forward city in the world. Names like Alexander McQueen, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Vivienne Westwood have made waves around the world from this British city.
And who can deny the sophisticated yet edgy style of Londoners? If you're looking for the ultimate London fashion guide, here are my top destinations for style and shopping.
Oxford Circus (http://oxfordstreet.co.uk)
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The only place in the world where there's a Topshop at every corner, Oxford Circus is the highlight for shopaholics. Londoners and tourists alike visit this sight every year to pick up goodies from Primark (a cheap outlet store) to H&M to House of Fraser to the Apple Store. The best time to come is during the holiday season, when the Winter Wonderland illuminates the street.
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No trip to London is complete without a stop at Harrods. Attentive sales associates wait patiently as customers browse through Gucci and Michael Kors bags. My favorite spot is the festive food hall filled with fresh groceries and treats. Grab a cupcake and tea while appreciating the stylist décor.
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Another luxury department store, Selfridges is the spot to find your fave high-street brands. It's nice to walk around and admire the window displays. There's nothing like coming home with the iconic yellow shopping bag.
Camden Market (http://www.camden-market.org)
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Look no further than Camden Market for something more edgy. Jump from stall to stall, finding all kinds of trinkets and doodads, like hand-painted t-shirts, booze-shaped umbrellas, and watch necklaces. Storefronts on the main street are decorated with giant Converse shoes, a dark angel, and even a fire-breathing dragon. After picking up a handmade shirt, grab a mouth-watering Nutella crêpe and sit on the motorcycle seats by the water.
Brick Lane Market (http://www.visitbricklane.org)
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If vintage is what you're looking for, Brick Lane is your stop for secondhand style. Here, you'll uncover high-quality mom jeans from the nineties next to worn-out military boots. Inside, there are all kinds of crafts, including toy soldiers strung around a necklace.
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