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AMIRA’s Guide to London Luxury – Shopping

Harrods Harrods SW1  Found in the heart of Knightsbridge, in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the stunning department store Harrods can be found.  This is perhaps the obvious choice in premium shopping but it has nevertheless earned its spot in this premium shopping guide.  The quintessential shopper’s paradise, Harrods offers class and choice in a luxurious department store quite like no other.  A vast selection of designer brands, accessories, food and wine and even bridal fashion will be found in the stunning building across an impressive million square feet of trading space.  The sales teams are on hand to attend to every need and ensure your shopping experience exceeds all expectation. Harrods actually offers a bit of British tradition alongside an incredibly luxurious shopping experience and is a ‘must do’ while in London.
Fortnum & Mason Fortnum & Mason W1  Fortnum & Mason was founded in London in 1707 and is a luxury shopper’s paradise.  Even if luxury food is not your thing, Fortnum & Mason has something for everyone from food on its ground floor to ladies designer fashion on the second, gentleman’s accessories on the third and St James’ restaurant towering way above the streets of Piccadilly on the fourth floor.  Fortnum & Mason should be on any discerning shopper’s list of places to visit.  Perhaps known best for their high-end food hampers, their business reflects high society needs with a price tag to match.  The stunning building adds to the theatre of the experience and with those four stunning floors to explore remember to allow plenty of time to savour every moment.
Covent Garden Shopping Covent Garden WC2  For the slightly different yet still classy shopping experience Covent Garden is another ‘must do’ while in town.  High end dining and exclusive shops, as well as on street entertainment gives Covent Garden a real London Town vibe.  If you are in the area you should also make time to visit The Sanctuary Spa on Floral Street.
Hamleys Hamleys W1  For your pampered prince or princess there is truly only one toy shop to explore and that is Hamleys.  Established in 1780 it is the finest children’s toy retailer in the Capital.  Broken down into age appropriate areas it is an easy place to shop and with a vast array of choice every need is sure to be met and more.
Westfield The Village, Westfield London W12  The Village is a luxury shopping mall in the heart of London in White City and Shepard’s Bush.  It is a must see for all premium brand lovers and features brands from the world’s leading fashion houses and chic boutiques.  Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior, Gucci, Gilly Hicks, Louis Vuitton and LK Bennett to name but a few.  It draws customers in from the wealthy central London and also surrounding affluent areas but is also well known across the UK and is a popular destination shop.  It offers extensive shopping hours to conveniently maximise your access to luxury brands and allow you to spend to your heart’s content.The Village also offers a secure and well-lit car park for your peace of mind.  Valet parking is of course available and the Mall is also championing the green agenda by offering access to thirty charge points for cars requiring a recharge and this can be taken care of while you shop. Naturally there is an array of dining options at the Village to sample foods from around the world from sushi to traditional British fish and chips there is something for everyone’s pallet.  Why not call in for a beautiful meal to toast the end of a successful day’s shopping? The Village also has a Waitrose supermarket on site which as part of the John Lewis Partnership offers high end food and drink in a supermarket environment with an excellent customer service experience.  If you don’t fancy a meal at the centre, picking up some groceries could be right up your street.After a day of shopping and eating, before you leave the mall, you could also play in a high stakes poker tournament at Aspers Casino.  With 40 gaming tables Aspers offers the very best in gaming.  Be it a full night out at the end of a long day or a quick visit to unwind before heading off, Aspers has something for everyone aged 18 and over.  It is also open 24/7. 
Bond Street Smythson Bond Street W1 If you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Oxford Street crowds, visit Bond Street for a quieter and more relaxed feel. Bond Street also boasts the more exclusive elegant brands that are not available on Oxford Street. The stores here are not just restricted to luxury fashion and haute couture, you can find everything from fine art (Annely Juda, The Fleming, Bonhams, Pyms, Gimpel Fils) to luxury dining (Cocohan, Carluccio’s, Bond & Brook). Bond Street is also home to the office of London’s famous Sotheby’s auction house, which is a must visit for people enthusiastic about antique’s, heritage items as well as art collectors.


Below is a complete list of the high-end luxury designer brands and boutique stores available at Bond Street:Akris, Alexander McQueen, Asprey Avi, Rossini, Bally Bottega, Veneta, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Canali, Camper, EtroF. Pinet, CHANEL, Christian Dior, Church’s Ladies Store, Gucci, COACH, Corneliani, Diesel, D&G, DAKS, DKNY, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan New York (DKNY),  Ermenegildo Zegna,  Folli Follie, Fenwick, Georgina Goodman, Emporio Armani, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Piaget, Joseph, Juicy Couture, Long, champ,  Louis Vuitton, Marina Rinaldi, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Loro Piana, Missoni,  Mulberry, Myla, Nicole Farhi, Pal Zileri,  Prada, Raj Mirpuri Bespoke Clothiers, Zilli, Miu Miu, Ralph Lauren, REISS, Children’s Store, Russell & Bromley, Tory Burch, Salvatore Ferragamo, T.M.Lewin, , TOD’s, Victorinox, Yves Saint Laurent.