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Islington shops

Discover trendy boutiques and superb specialist shops in N1


Islington's shops boast vintage finds, design icons and quirky one-offs aplenty. For antiques and second-hand treasures, head to tucked-away Camden Passage, where you can rummage through a kaleidoscope of colours in yarn mecca Loop or browse reimagined retro classics in interiors boutique Smug. Meanwhile, nearby Diverse has long been a haunt of the fashion-forward. Check out our guide to the best shops in N1.

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Annie's Vintage Clothes

Shopping Vintage shops Angel

Annie Moss’s shop was the obvious choice for providing dresses for the 1980s Brideshead Revisited TV series. Knockout flapper dresses are the speciality.

Atelier Abigail Ahern

Shopping Home decor Islington

This tiny interiors shop may not have a huge range, but what it lacks in quantity is more than made up for in quality.


The Blow Bar

Shopping Angel

This drop-in hair bar on a cosy Islington back street with have you washed, blow-dried and out on the street looking fabulous in just 30 minutes.


Shopping Womenswear Islington

Islington stalwart Diverse does a fine job of keeping N1’s style queens in fashion-forward mode, with cool clobber, a chic layout and striking window displays.



Shopping Art, craft and hobbies Angel

Far less hidden away since its move from Cross Street to Camden Passage in June 2010, Loop is a joy to browse.

Venue says Yak yarns from the Tibetan Plateau are now in at Loop. Baby yak, hand-dyed cashmere and silk, as well as great pattern support in the shop!


Shopping Home decor Angel

Graphic designer Lizzie Evans has decked out this new lifestyle boutique with all her favourite things; the result is a space that’s a labour of love as well as a canny commercial move.



Shopping Home decor Islington

New and vintage design meet in this design store beloved of, and frequented by, Islington’s substantial coterie of architects, designers and other assorted trendies.

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