At Sefton, another of Upper Street’s stylish boutiques, high-end international designers sit alongside emerging labels. The ladies’ branch at no.271 is brimming with reliably stylish names like Acne Jeans, the Miller sisters’ Twenty8Twelve, Vivienne Westwood, YMC, Theory, Helmut Lang, Carven, J Brand, Marcus Lupfer, Epice and Jonathan Saunders. Sefton is also an excellent bet for affordable gold-plated jewellery of the Alex Monroe ilk. Further up Upper Street, on the other side of the road (at no.196), is the menwear store. Check out the Comme des Garçons KAWS wallets and polka-dot undies; quality pieces by the likes of John Smedley, Marni, Edwin, YMC, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen swing from Sefton’s rails.
271 Upper Street
|Opening hours:||Open 10am-6.30pm Mon-Wed, Sat; 10am-7pm Thur, Fri; noon-6pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Highbury & Islington tube/rail|