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Edited by Dan Jones and Katie Dailey, with contributions from Tessa Griffith, Alfred Tong and Kate Worthington. Explore the individual top fives of every contributor.
Topshop Oxford Circus
214 Oxford Street, London, W1W 8LG
While regional Topshop stores are being increasingly challenged by the likes of outrageously good high-street upstarts Zara and Uniqlo, there are no such worries for the mighty Oxford Street flagship shop. While it’s been tweaked over the years, the familiar old formula (accessories on ground, clothes next one down, men’s at the top, all delivered to the slightly naff sounds of Topshop FM) remains happily unchanged. But the Topshop team keep this buzzy fashion shopping house current with pop-up stints from the likes of WAH Nails and dip dye supremos Bleach, Fro-yo stalls, styling services and blow-dry bars. Topshop Oxford Circus is also the exclusive stockist of many of the brand’s commendable projects run in support of London Fashion Week – meaning affordable designs from Richard Nicoll, Emma Cook, Marios Schwab, David Koma and Jonathan Saunders have recently graced the rails. Last, though not necessarily least, the basement floor is home to the only spacious and well-maintained loos you’ll find in retail land. It’s the best place to wee in W1.
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