It may be the end of summer but there’s good things coming this month. September brings us a cool breeze and a promise of long walks in Hyde Park, cozying up in little cafes and of course, London Fashion Week. If you’re looking for the best places to discover #LFW2019, read on…
This years’ fashion fiasco starts on the 13th September and runs through till the 17th, giving you plenty of time to see everything that needs to be seen. Head over to the Strand to catch a glimpse of the million photographers that will undeniably be waiting outside ‘The Store X’ capturing the celebs. On a sunny day you can even walk through Hyde Park, down through Soho and out on to the Strand. Meanwhile, you might want to stop by a few stores of your own – in particular, London’s well known vintage stores. Fara Charity Shop is a good place to start, on Elgin Crescent just off Portobello Road, and is always full of goodies. Below, the beautiful model Flora Grant, wears a few of her favourite finds from Fara.
Moving on to a personal favourite, is the famous Beyond Retro – a great spot for collecting second hand goodies and transforming them into the latest wacky combinations. Although there are a few dotted across London, the best one can be found in Soho – the perfect place to stop off, during the Fashion Week crawl. Soho is the epitome of London fashion, fabric stores and tailors, not to mention the dozens of cafes and bars that provide the best service when those feet get sore. Next, head over to Fiorucci on Brewer Street, the newly appointed flagship store, hangout spot and a glorious space full of nothing but incredible things. Fiorucci has inspired the likes of Madonna, Warhol and Keith Haring over the years and their style does not fail to this day. Just around the corner, is the famous Bar Italia, a style icon in itself, home to some the best Italian staff and delicious ground coffee.
Finally, finish your trip with a bang back at the wonderful Japan House on High Street Kensington. This sushi bar come beautifully serene store for all things Asia, serves as a wonderful way to finish the day. This 3 storey building boasts zen interior design, quaint crockery and delicious food. A must see after a long day down the catwalk.