French designer Sophie Albou’s Paul & Joe is a seductive space with interiors that resemble a princess’s boudoir and match the romantic, elegant and forward-thinking collections. Think classic French tailoring with a contemporary edge: structured jackets, wide-leg trousers, fringe and lace detailing, alongside impressive party dresses, all in flamboyant prints and feminine fabrics. And there’s a make-up range to match. Albou named her brand after her two sons and aimed to introduce variety on to the menswear market (gents should visit the Floral Street branch). This is prêt-à-porter at its best, so invest to possess timeless pieces. Also worth a peek is Paul & Joe Sister, a more casual range featuring mini-dresses and often stocked in boutiques. Paul & Joe has concessions in Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.