Style passport: Britain

Anglomania doesn't have to end with the royal wedding on Friday 29; here's where to shop like a Brit without hopping the pond.

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    Barbour

    Barbour

  • Barbour funnel-collar jacket, $379

    Barbour funnel-collar jacket, $379

  • Barbour short featherweight trench, $349

    Barbour short featherweight trench, $349

  • Barbour military-inspired hooded cotton coat, $349

    Barbour military-inspired hooded cotton coat, $349

  • Barbour snap-up coat, $364

    Barbour snap-up coat, $364

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    Karen Millen

    Karen Millen

  • Karen Millen color-block shift dress, $350

    Karen Millen color-block shift dress, $350

  • Karen Millen short pin-tuck skirt, $150

    Karen Millen short pin-tuck skirt, $150

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    Karen Millen platform peep-toe pumps, $250

    Karen Millen platform peep-toe pumps, $250

  • Karen Millen tailored cotton cape, $425

    Karen Millen tailored cotton cape, $425

  • Photograph: Lindsay Taylor

    Reiss

    Reiss

  • Reiss sleeveless silk henley top, $185

    Reiss sleeveless silk henley top, $185

  • Reiss solid maxi skirt, $215

    Reiss solid maxi skirt, $215

  • Reiss asymmetric cut-out wedges, $290

    Reiss asymmetric cut-out wedges, $290

  • Photograph: Lindsay Taylor

    Any Old Iron

    Any Old Iron

  • Bolongaro Trevor linen blazer made from vintage Union Jack flags, $650, at Any...

    Bolongaro Trevor linen blazer made from vintage Union Jack flags, $650, at Any Old Iron

  • Unconditional low-cut tank, $68, at Any Old Iron

    Unconditional low-cut tank, $68, at Any Old Iron

  • Unconditional V-neck shirt with beading detail, $170, at Any Old Iron

    Unconditional V-neck shirt with beading detail, $170, at Any Old Iron

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Ben Sherman

    Ben Sherman

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    Ben Sherman

    Ben Sherman

  • Ben Sherman chambray button-up shirt, $99

    Ben Sherman chambray button-up shirt, $99

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Ben Sherman straw trilby hat, $50

    Ben Sherman straw trilby hat, $50

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    Ben Sherman leather-trimmed canvas sneakers, $89

    Ben Sherman leather-trimmed canvas sneakers, $89

  • Ben Sherman short-sleeved checkered shirt, $69

    Ben Sherman short-sleeved checkered shirt, $69

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Oliver Spencer

    Oliver Spencer

  • Oliver Spencer nylon windbreaker, $322

    Oliver Spencer nylon windbreaker, $322

  • Oliver Spencer striped jersey polo, $149

    Oliver Spencer striped jersey polo, $149

  • Oliver Spencer cotton contrast-sleeve jacket, $175

    Oliver Spencer cotton contrast-sleeve jacket, $175

  • Oliver Spencer nylon windbreaker, $322

    Oliver Spencer nylon windbreaker, $322

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    Accessorize

    Accessorize

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    Accessorize beaded cuff sandals, $60

  • Accessorize crochet triangle bikini top, $28; matching side-tie briefs, $28

    Accessorize crochet triangle bikini top, $28; matching side-tie briefs, $28

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Irregular Choice

    Irregular Choice

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    Irregular Choice

    Irregular Choice

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    Irregular Choice open-toe sandals with dramatic carved wooden heels, $150

    Irregular Choice open-toe sandals with dramatic carved wooden heels, $150

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Irregular Choice button-up ankle boots in contrasting prints, $146

    Irregular Choice button-up ankle boots in contrasting prints, $146

  • Photograph: Donald Yip

    Irregular Choice bow-topped pointy-toe flats, $139

    Irregular Choice bow-topped pointy-toe flats, $139

  • Irregular Choice waterproof tribal-print poncho, $66

    Irregular Choice waterproof tribal-print poncho, $66

  • Photograph: Lindsay Maclean Taylor

    Smythson

    Smythson

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    Smythson BlackBerry covers, $120--$135 each

    Smythson BlackBerry covers, $120--$135 each

  • Photograph: Lindsay Maclean Taylor

    Smythson luggage tags, $70--$95 each

    Smythson luggage tags, $70--$95 each

  • Photograph: Lindsay Maclean Taylor

    Smythson card cases, $100--$245 each

    Smythson card cases, $100--$245 each

Photograph: Lindsay Maclean Taylor

Barbour

Barbour

For birds

Barbour
Nothing says English countryside quite like an iconic Barbour jacket. The fifth-generation, family-owned brand has been churning out weatherproof outerwear for more than a century, outfitting everyone from England's soldiers and motorcycle teams to the royal family. But these days, it's cutting-edge British fashionistas like Kate Moss and Alexa Chung who are proving the classic styles aren't just for fusty country folk. At Barbour's two New York locations (where the men's collection is also available), you'll find military-inspired hooded cotton coats ($349) and lightweight biker-style jackets ($349) that add a rugged, utilitarian edge to any feminine wardrobe. If your tastes skew more traditional, try on funnel-collar jackets ($379) and snap-up coats ($364) in all-weather waxed cotton, or short featherweight trenches ($349). While the focus at both stores is clearly on coats, there's also a small collection of casual clothing, including gauzy linen button-down shirts ($99). 1047 Madison Ave between 79th and 80th Sts (212-570-2600) * 123 Wooster St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-941-7524) * barbour.com

Karen Millen
Plenty of trendy British chains, like Topshop, have journeyed across the pond in recent years, but we're partial to this lesser-known label for its collection of sleek, classy women's threads that you'll be rocking for years (and not just this week). Launched in southeast England in 1981, the brand has a loyal following back in the motherland, and at its marble-and-mirror-bedecked Soho location, it's easy to see why: You'll find an abundance of super-pretty—and flattering—dresses, including color-block shifts ($350), ikat-print minis ($225) and strapless floral styles ($299) alongside wardrobe staples like short pin-tuck skirts ($150) and black skinny jeans ($110). Among the stellar selection of high-quality outerwear, we're particularly enamored with the crisp, tailored cotton capes ($425). Just don't miss the shoe display, where a bevy of platform peep-toe pumps ($250) caught our eye. Mention TONY for a free pair of earrings (worth $90) with purchases of $150 or more through May 12. 112 Prince St between Greene and Wooster Sts (212-334-3492, us.karenmillen.com)

Reiss
With garb that is both polished and effortlessly cool, it's no wonder this modern, midprice British chain was Kate Middleton's pick for her engagement-photo dress. Originally founded in London as a men's store, the brand now boasts a plethora of smart, easy pieces for the fairer sex (including the princess-to-be's reissued white frilled frock, $310). Hit up any of the three NYC locations for stylish, well-made basics like sleeveless silk henley tops ($185), solid maxiskirts ($215) and high-waisted cigarette pants ($175). A collection of edgier looks, courtesy of spin-off label 1971 Reiss, includes one-shouldered bodysuits ($70), slouchy sequined camis ($215) and faded floral denim shorts ($215). To top off your look, choose from among the chic shoes, hats and handbags displayed throughout the store. Highlights include asymmetric cutout wedges ($290) and modish resin-frame leather clutches ($215). Use code "TONY11" to receive 10 percent off full-price merchandise when shopping online through May 12. Locations throughout the city; visit reissonline.com

For blokes

Any Old Iron
Named for an Old English music-hall song, this intimate Lower East Side boutique specializes in small-label British menswear—most of which you won't find elsewhere in the States. Owner Christopher Melton and creative director Andrew Clancey have filled the narrow chandelier-festooned space with limited-edition wares from designers like Sir Tom Baker and Child of the Jago. On a recent visit, we discovered edgy pieces from Bolongaro Trevor (whose designers founded popular British brand AllSaints), including borderline-macabre skull T-shirts ($90) and linen blazers made from vintage Union Jack flags ($650). There's also a selection of daring basics, such as low-cut tanks ($68) and V-neck shirts with beading detail ($170) from Unconditional, whose fans include bold-faced Brits like Jude Law and David Beckham. Anglophiles can even bring a bit of the U.K. home with artist Neon Sandwich's limited-edition Pop prints ($100--$1,000) featuring British icons like Margaret Thatcher and John Lennon. For the ultimate way to fend off spring showers, head for the rack of London Undercover umbrellas ($74--$104), available in Prince of Wales plaid and cheeky photographed fish-and-chips. Mention TONY for 15 percent off new collections and an additional 10 percent off sale items through May 12. 149 Orchard St between Rivington and Stanton Sts (212-254-4404, anyoldiron.net)

Ben Sherman
The brainchild of Brighton, England, native Arthur Bernard Sugarman, Ben Sherman has been producing spiffy oxford shirts since its founding in 1963. Nowadays, it's one of the U.K.'s largest purveyors of casual menswear, and its sprawling Soho store carries the label's complete collection. Unsurprisingly, there's a bevy of slim-fitting button-ups everywhere you look, with both short-sleeved ($69--$89) and long-sleeved ($59--$129) versions offered in a range of solids, stripes and punchy prints. Logo polos ($49--$79) also come in a rainbow of colors and pair nicely with the selection of preppy chinos ($109--$119). In a side room devoted to accessories, you'll find pieces like straw trilby hats ($50) and bold plaid messenger bags ($109), while yet another nook of the store stocks more tailored pieces, including sharp blazers ($239--$249). If you can pull yourself away from the big Union Jack-covered sofa and foosball table, there are also plenty of stylish shoes, like leather-trimmed canvas sneakers ($89), to consider. Bring in this article to receive 10 percent off all purchases through May 12. 96 Spring St between Broadway and Mercer St (212-680-0160, bensherman.com)

Oliver Spencer
Since 2002, self-taught British tailor Oliver Spencer has been creating modern, laid-back menswear under his eponymous label. His range of inspirations—including hunting, the military and classic English tailoring—are on display at his rugged-cool East Village boutique (one of the designer's three standalone stores worldwide). The mostly British-made wares consist of classics like button-up shirts ($172--$204), striped jersey polos ($149) and straight-fit five-pocket jeans ($207--$276), alongside hipper pieces like cotton trousers ($253--$287) meant to be rolled at the ankle. The gray-walled space also boasts vintage-inspired outerwear options for spring, like nylon windbreakers ($322) and cotton contrast-sleeve jackets ($402--$448). Also keep an eye out for suede chukka boots ($506) that are crafted in Northampton, England. Mention TONY to receive 10 percent off all purchases through May 19. 330 E 11th St between First and Second Aves (212-475-0079, oliverspencer.co.uk)

Bits and bobs

Accessorize
Budget-conscious Brits have been scooping up cheap and trendy adornments at this accessories behemoth since 1984. Now that the chain has finally made its New York debut with two downtown locations, it's our turn to scan the jam-packed stores for affordable jewelry, footwear and bags—none of which tops $80. Among the dizzying array of baubles, expect to find statement-making faceted pink-stone chandelier earrings ($20), silver chain-and-thread multilayered necklaces ($28) and faux-tortoise domed rings ($7). While the merch skews toward the fashion-forward, there are also plenty of timeless basics, such as skinny plastic headbands (four for $10) and woven metallic clutches ($48). Now that the weather's warming, you can load up on the brand's beach-ready gear, including Missoni-esque crochet triangle bikini tops ($28) with matching side-tie briefs ($28), and sexy beaded cuff sandals ($60). 41-49 E 14th St between Fifth Ave and University Pl (212-243-3290) * 329 Bleecker St between W 10th and Christopher Sts (212-206-3703) * accessorize-usa.com

Irregular Choice
Consider the cartoon unicorn mural, imposing carousel horse and rainbow floors at this Nolita boutique a warning: Designer Dan Sullivan's shoes are not for the faint of heart. Since launching his women's line in Brighton, England, more than a decade ago, Sullivan has mastered the art of irreverent, playful footwear that looks like nothing else out there. Many of the shoes, including block-heeled Mary Janes covered in floral fabric ($110) and button-up ankle boots in contrasting prints ($146), boast a madcap style reminiscent of famed British eccentrics like Dame Vivienne Westwood. Others, like open-toe sandals with dramatic carved wooden heels ($150), are comparably subdued but still undeniably whimsical. Even the most mainstream looks, like bow-topped pointy-toe flats ($139), are still a far cry from the utilitarian wellies we tend to associate with British footwear. Sullivan's love of eye-popping colors and patterns extends to his small clothing and bag collection, which includes fun finds like floral-and-striped fabric clutches ($79) and waterproof tribal-print ponchos ($66). 276 Lafayette St between Jersey and Prince Sts (212-334-3404, irregularchoice.com)

Smythson
This iconic British brand, founded on London's Bond Street in 1887, is perhaps best known as Britain's Royal Household's stationer of choice. While its posh midtown outpost offers plenty of impressive options in a back nook devoted to paper (plain stationery, 50 sheets $17--$30; custom engraved stationery, 50 sheets with envelopes $331), the real draw is the collection of seriously chic leather goods in fresh, bold hues like magenta, jade and citrus yellow. Arranged by color throughout the sleek well-lit store, the pocket-sized leather-bound notebooks ($60--$75) and datebooks ($45--$175) are so gorgeous, you'll be tempted to ditch your BlackBerry for good—though if you're not ready to part with your beloved mobile device, you can snag a cover ($120--$135) for it instead. Meanwhile, supple goods like passport holders ($76--$230), luggage tags ($70--$95) and card cases ($100--$245) make regal gifts. As for the deluxe jewelry boxes ($3,305) with five nubuck-lined drawers: If we ever land our own moneyed prince, we know where we're storing our crown jewels. 4 W 57th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-265-2573, smythson.com)

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