Luxury Shopping in Mayfair
As a shopping destination, there’s nowhere finer than Mayfair. Its abundance of exclusive boutiques, charming arcades and extraordinary history make it an iconic, endlessly alluring place to indulge in some retail therapy. Here, we walk along Mayfair’s luxurious shopping streets, where you can find unrivalled fashion, jewellery and homeware.
Mayfair’s iconic Bond Street is internationally renowned for its prestigious roll call of the world’s most luxurious fashion and jewellery brands. From heritage Royal Warrant holders like Smythson, Asprey and DAKS to British fashion brands such as Burberry and Alexander McQueen, Bond Street is a shopping destination where history and modern luxury meet.
The former playground of Oscar Wilde, Albemarle Street has a colourful, illustrious past. Today, it’s home to British brands of distinction, Boodles and House of Garrard, as well as Paul Smith fashion and homeware stores. Shop for fine art at Connaught Brown and exquisite contemporary Italian works at Mazzoleni.
The most famous tailoring street on the planet, Savile Row has an enduring reputation for being the best destination in London for beautiful, bespoke suits. You’ll find centuries-old British tailors like Gieves & Hawkes, Huntsman and Henry Poole & Co alongside contemporary suit makers such as Richard James and Ozwald Boateng. Expect the finest cloths, beautiful cuts and – of course - excellent service.
Jermyn Street may not be as celebrated as Savile Row for its tailoring, but it’s resolutely on a par with its neighbour for custom made and off the peg suits and gentlemen’s apparel. Prince Charles’ tailor Turnbull & Asser, Hawes & Curtis and Charles Tyrwhitt can all be found on Jermyn Street. Shop for hand-crafted footwear at John Lobb and London’s oldest bespoke shoemakers, Foster & Son.
Elegantly joining Piccadilly with Burlington Gardens, the historic Burlington Arcade was built at the order of Lord George Cavendish. It’s a treasure trove of artisanal perfumers, fine jewellers and watchmakers of excellence. Stock up on sumptuous Ladurée macarons, aromatic True Grace candles and lustrous N Peal cashmere.
With its stucco arches and curved glass windows, the grand Royal Arcade is an eternally chic retail destination and London’s oldest purpose-built shopping arcade. Discover luxurious chocolates at Britain’s master chocolatier, Charbonnel et Walker, impeccably pretty jewellery at Beards and exceptional, handmade eyewear at E.B. Meyrowitz.
For luxury fashion with a dynamic twist, Mount Street offers the crème de la crème of cutting edge designers. Brit talents Christopher Kane and Nicholas Kirkwood sit alongside directional fashion stars and continental giants like Lanvin, Celine and Balenciaga. Explore Mount Street’s stylish boutiques and make your next seasonal discovery here.
Showcasing an eclectic assortment of British designers, the shops on Bruton Street include the historic Holland & Holland, where you can find stylish countryside attire and clothing for quintessential British sports. Whimsical fashions and avant-garde designs can be found at the Temperley and Stella McCartney boutiques, among many others.
Running adjacent to New Bond Street, Brook Street is another great place to visit for British brands. You’ll find exquisite leather goods and apparel at heritage brand, Aspinal of London, a broad range of perfumes and beauty products at Penhaligon’s, as well as luxurious men’s and women’s knitwear at John Smedley.
ALBEMARLE © Joakim Blockstrom
BOND © Asprey
BROOK ©Aspinal of London
BRUTON © Alice Temperley
BURLINGTON © Burlington Arcade
JERMYN © Turnbull & Asser
MOUNT © Gilbert McCarragher
ROYAL ARCADE © Joakim Blockstrom
SAVILE © Gieves & Hawkes