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23-01-2006
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Bread and Butter near Old Street carries some good menswear labels.

You should check out this link for good London shopping maps
http://superfuture.com/city/city/city.cfm?city=6

Not many stores are closed on a Sunday now - but they usually close earlier than normal days - probably 5/6.

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Bread and Butter near Old Street carries some good menswear labels.

You should check out this link for good London shopping maps
http://superfuture.com/city/city/city.cfm?city=6

Not many stores are closed on a Sunday now - but they usually close earlier than normal days - probably 5/6.
Thanks, yah I'm slowly working my way through the superfuture list...

just to speed things up, anyone know what stores carry undercover and/or paul harnden? and where can i go for a good pair of shoes/boots? oh and bags for men too? thx


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Undercover - Dover Street Market

Shoes/boots and bags - Selfridges is a good one stop drop.

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Does anyone have any idea where I can find a reasonable selection of vintage chanel bags in London? TIA!!

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Are there any specific shops in London that have a selection of vintage (could be one year or thirty years old..) magazines.
I'm particulary interested in Vogue, The Face and other "lifestyle" and fashion publications.

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Does anyone have any idea where I can find a reasonable selection of vintage chanel bags in London? TIA!!
I know Liberty stocks some vintage chanel bags.

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Steinberg and Tolkien have some as well. All those consignment shops right out of notting hill gate.

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Oh really, I didn't know about either of those stores, thanks so much! Karma for both of you! Do you have any idea about price range? Is it based on how old, condition, or size of the bag?

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For the ones in liberty, price is based on condition. If I am not mistaken, all bags are authenticated by chanel. I have seen some pretty rare ones and prices range from 200 - 700. Check out their chanel vintage jewelry section. Besides Chanel, they have have other brands too.

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I have a question related - when traveling to London, what is a good way to spot celebs? This may sound childish but I am interested and I'm not sure where to post such a question. any help from Londoners would be greatly appreciated!

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I'm going to London in December, and being on a 17 year olds budget (and in addition $100 my currency is 260 pounds!! argh!) I was wondering if there are any nice 'highstreet' shops/chains stores worth looking at. Being from Australia, I'm sure even these would be quite different to the usual, however I'm definately not after junk! Has anyone got any ideas?

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Boots' own brand is really fantastic for skincare... can't speak for the make-up.

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Hmmm......I dunno.....you can get MOST things in the US now, coz the internet. There might be some things that are cheaper?

Toni & Guy hair products maybe.

If you go to the big Boots store (our main drugstore) on Piccadily or Oxford Street, you'll find lots of their own branded skincare and makeup lines.
You'll also find Ruby & Millie make up, FCUK make up which is kinda mid-range and def. unique to the UK.

If you go to the Lush store on Carnaby street, you'll find some interesting bath/skin stuff there coz it's all handmade out of natural inggredients. There's also the B never to busy to be beautiful cosmetics store next to Lush (same company) and they make cosmetics in kitsch packaging.
http://www.lush.co.uk/system/index.php

There are of course are cheap Duane Reade type cosmetic lines like Rimmel, Collection 2000 and 17 which you def. cannot buy over in the states but it's more cheap and cheerful than actual quality.

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Thought I'd post an update on what shops I thought to be worthwhile in London....

- Dover St. Market
- Harrod's
- Liberty
- Belstaff (u can drop by sketch next door for pastries)
- Stella McCartney
- Borough Market (great brownies sold by some rastafarians)

Shops i missed : arckiv eyewear, foot patrol

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I'm going to England for my spring break but will only be in London for 3 days. I live in Chicago so I've already been to places like Lush, H&M, etc. Can anyone recommend some good one-of-a-kind must see places that they don't have in America? I really don't want to miss any of the "must see stores" you know?

Also:
Any cheap consignment shops with good designer threads?

What is Dover Street Market? Portobello and Camden Market? Are they stores? Are they shopping areas? What do they sell? Whats the price range?

How expensive is Paul & Joe?

Any cheap, and I mean really cheap, but yummy restaurants/bakeries?

What neighborhoods are most chockful of boutiques (so I'm not running around all day)?

Where can I get the best vintage?

I will probably have about $500 to spend for shopping, so that is my price range.

Thanks!

Also, the other 3 days I'll be spending in Kettering (w/ my boyfriend's family), what kind of city is this? Any shopping?


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Sorry about all of the questions but, also, does anyone know where I can find REN skincare products?

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