Specialisng in womens ware their clothes are made in South Wales from mostly organic fabrics, ethically sourced. There are a couple of shops dotted around London and although their website is extensive it is good to see the clothes and try them on – they often look a bit different on the website.
Toast Notting Hill – 191 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2SB. tel – 020 7229 8325
Toast 133 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QP. tel – 0207 704 8243
This is a bit of an obvious one, but I love Libertys – it is defineatly my favourite shop. The building alone is a specticle and the fabric section is a highlight – rolls of tana lawn and traditional paisly prints. It is great for gifts and the kitchen and dining ware ranges are great. The clothes are beautiful (for window shopping!) and an endless source of inspitraiton for sewing projects!
Liberty – Regent Street, London W1B 5AH tel – 020 7734 1234
This gorgoeous shop is located in Bloomsbury not far away from the British Museum. It sells prints, books, new homeware and a selection of antiques. This is the perfect place for gift shopping and if you can’t decide what to buy someone they even have gift vouchers! Ben Pentreath has a brilliant blog you can have a look here
Ben Pentreath – 17 Rugby St, Bloomsbury,London WC1N 3QT. tel – 020 7430 2526
This shop definitely lives up to its name. There are stacks of vintage china, glass, kitchenware piled high. And large selection of textiles including fabric, curtains, tablecloths and even some lace. Combine it with a trip to Columbia Flower Market and Hackney Farm for a perfect East End outing. (please note the shop is only open at weekends)
Vintage Heaven – 82 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London. E2 7QB. tel – 01277 215968
SCP is one of the UK’s most innovative and internationally suppliers of contemporary design. Selling everything from furniture to toys, lighting to rugs. They also sell a varitey of textiles for the home which you can see here
SCP Shoreditch – 135 – 139 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BX. tel – 0207749 7398
SCP Notting Hill – 87 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W2 4UL. tel – 020 7229 3612