Couverture & The Garbstore

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Husband and wife team Emily Dyson and Ian Paley opened Couverture & The Garbstore in March 2008; Emily’s Couverture shop was previously housed in Chelsea, while the Garbstore was a wholesale operation with a cult international fanbase. Upstairs in this fabulously renovated townhouse Couverture stocks clothes, accessories, jewellery, a large selection of choice kids’ items, homewares, furniture and the odd vintage knick-knack.

Garbstore, on the lower level, is the first stand-alone shop stocking Paley’s vintage-inspired label for men; every item is made using old-school techniques from the 1940s and ’50s (some of the garments, for instance, feature three-hole buttons that have to be hand-sewn on to the item). The shop also stocks footwear from Pistolero, womenswear from Humanoid and sweatshirts from Blue Blue Japan. Plus both shops stock exclusive label collaborations, such as the run of Garbstore X Reebok trainers.

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Venue name: Couverture & The Garbstore
Address: 188 Kensington Park Rd
W11 2ES
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove
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Harriet D

An amazing store. Every time I go in here I always want to buy everything. The people who work here are great and have such cool style.

ashton h

Fantastic brand selection and lovely friendly staff - always a pleasure visiting the store.

wil G

Probably the best little store in london for small rare fashion brands that you just can't get anywhere else. Customer experience was really nice and chilled. After looking at the website and through their images, I thought it was a much bigger place than just this little boutique. Go there!

Ewen B

Amazing selection of independent labels for Men & Womens - including amazing selection of Engineered Garments (my favourite brand)