Shopping in Marylebone

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Avoid the Oxford Street crowds, and find a specialist shop off the beaten path

It goes without saying that some of London's biggest shops are in Marylebone: Oxford Street is in the area, after all. But the best independent shops are away from the crushed mobs swarming around Topshop. Margaret Howell, for example, stocks the kind of well-made basics that will look at fashionable in 20 years as they do today. So does Gallery 1930, sort of: it specialises in antiques from the '30s. And Daunt Books is a cathedral to reading, complete with stained glass and oak railings.

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  • WilliamVintage

    2 Marylebone Street, London, W1G 8JQ

    Used as an expert voice on all things style, from wearing vintage with panache to dressing for the Oscars, former interior designer William Banks-Blaney is in demand. His advice...
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  • Alfie's Antique Market

    13-25 Church Street, London, NW8 8DT

    Alfie's is packed to the rafters with handsome twentieth-century home decor, hosting more than 100 dealers in vintage furniture and fashion, art, accessories, books, maps and more...
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  • Gently Worn Vintage

    Church Street, London, NW8 8DT

    Expect a fine selection of occasion and eveningwear at this stylish vintage store run by mother and daughter duo Carole and Sarah. The pair are suitably obsessed with style...
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  • Bloch & Angell Antiques

    22 Church Street, London, NW8 8EP

    'Decorative without being fussy' is how Tony Bloch describes his stock. He also 'doesn't do small'‚ so it's just as well he has a large, attractive space to house his expansive...
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  • Gallery 1930

    18 Church Street, London, NW8 8EP

    The shop is a must for deco enthusiasts and a particularly good hunting ground for those furnishing small flats, with dinky occasional tables and silver or chrome deco photograph...
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