Originally Posted by Lloyd
Here are a number of shops in London that I visit regularly:
Poste, 10 South Molton Street, Mayfair.
Excellent array of footwear; stocks both sneakers and smarter shoes. Casual-wise they have a wide selection from dior and Y3, via addidas to converse, with the occasional more unusual item such as CdG/Fred Perry collaborations. Up at the smart end they have a smaller selection of not particularly well made leather shoes and boots from labels like Paul Smith.
Wow Retro, 10 - 16 Mercer Street, near 7 dials.
Massive amout of second hand stuff in here with a high concentration of decent items amidst the tat. Good on polo shirts and v-knecks with some nice suits too. I also picked up a decent raincoat here last winter.
Hub, 49 (I think) Stoke Newington Church Street.
Lovely little shop this, but rather off the circuit, catering to the expensive tastes of trendy media types slumming it in Hackney. Stock raw Edwin, Acne and levis plus an excellent selection of washed jeans in these and other varities. Also sell nice penguin, fred perry etc polos.
Brick Lane Market, Sundays from early morning till 2pm.
Exceedingly fun shopping experience, with all sorts of junk, not just clothes! Definately worth a punt if you can bestir yourself at a reasonable hour on sunday.
I'd also like to re-iterate that Liberty's is an excellent store, carrying the widest selection of raw jeans I've seen in London (APC, Nudie, PRPS, R&B). I also love the liberty print shirts in the classic menswear section; I've seen a chap selling shirts he's fashioned himself straight from the prints for half the price at Brick Lane Market.
Will post my Oxford picks if anybody's interested.
Please do, I am moving to Oxford in a couple of months!!