The slick London studio belonging to the British design company Alfie Douglas. Amongst the minimalist decor, collection of thriving ferns and busy craftsmen, members of the public can browse the collection of bags. Given the elegance of the workspace, it's unsurprising that Alfie Douglas's designs are sleek and simple, no doubt wooing fans of Cos. Bags on offer feature satchels, handbags and rucksacks, plus a few accessories to boot. Occasionally the studio will open at weekends, when there are events such as London Fashion Week or for sample sales. See their website for further details.
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Fancy dress shops
Halloween, New Year, or just popping out to one of the clubs in London, social occasions are at least twice as fun when there's fancy dress involved. Cast off your going out uniform and switch it for, say, a 1920s flapper dress. Or perhaps an Elizabethan doublet. In these top-notch fancy dress shops you can give yourself a giant wound, try on terrifying masks, and get involved in full character outfits. Choosing your ideal alter-ego will be the only dilemma... RECOMMENDED: Read our full Halloween in London guide if you're looking for a spooky outfit