Moving to its Haymarket home has not lessened the magnificence of Rei Kawakubo’s ground-breaking multi-story store. With a beautiful array of stuffed birds and a trio of reimagined Burberry trenches on the way in it is brilliant from the off. A mecca for the fashion obsessed it is sure to illicit oohs and ahhs every time you go in, and housing some of London’s brightest stars – Grace Wales Bonner’s wonderfully elegant menswear and Molly Goddard’s dream dresses woven out of tulle – it’s a real champion of our capital’s pioneering fashion designers.
Combining the energy of London’s indoor markets with rarefied labels, there’s a neat little nod to Kawakubo’s home country, with a vending machine that dispenses DSM branded T-shirts and the indoor market style is reminiscent of a Harajuku shopping complex, too. All 14 of the Comme collections are here, alongside exclusive lines such as Valentino, Givenchy and Azzedine Alaïa. While the basement houses more affordable streetwear style, and the ground floor has a smart selection of edgy jewellery plus all of Comme fragrances. Once you’ve taken it all in, have a sit-down in the Rose Bakery on the top floor.
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|Opening hours:||Open 11am-7pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Green Park|
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