The Society of Cool!
Great shops and defo worth the visit but your right, they aint cheap. Ben Sherman definitely worth the monies, lambretta ok Merc not great for the money, pretty green to modern for me.
make sure you go to Bar Italia on Frith Street (you never know who might pop in) and 1800 Sunday scooter meet.
And Wahaca on Wardour street (mexiacan) fantastic
Definitely "Adam Of London", off Portobello Road, though not cheap either. Mendoza on Brick Lane. Good Fred Perry store on the Plaza, Covent Garden. You can have a good look beforehand on www.streetsensation.co.uk
If you´re into vinyl check out Intoxica on Portobello Road.
Ah, ok, hahaha! I see from your profile you actually are into vinyl, obviously!
Thanks for the info Stef.
Kai, I checked those websites, this definitely is top quality stuff, but very expensive indeed. If you know where to get cheaper stuff I am your man. And yes, I am into vinyl since 1973. Did you have a look at my website ? I know Intoxica, I understand they have to leave their location that is getting too expensive. Did you know Minus Zero Records ? They closed down in april 2010, the greatest record shop in Europe.
No, sorry, as Retroman says, Camden Market stables, certainly good ones on Brick Lane market, too. I´m just a regular and enthusiastic tourist, after all.Favourite record shop "Sounds Of The Universe" in Soho, with their own SoulJazz label.
Go to Camden Market , lots of vintage sixties in the stables , awesome! If on Carnaby Street check out Pretty Green
He asked for "cheaper stuff" and you send him to Pretty Green, hahaha!
did he lol, i must have missed that bit hahaha
There are two shops on two different cross streets to Carnaby called Shelleys and The Face if I remeber correctly which are good but kind of expensive
Personely I wouldn't bother with any of the shops in Carnaby St,there either to expensive or very poor quality Shelleys and The Face are owend by the same people and just want your money.Go to Adam's for shirts and suits,not too expensive and very well made,Mendoza is another shop I would go to,they sell dna groove shirts aswell as there own stuff.
What about Stuarts London for Gabicci clothes ?
I'd give Carnaby Street a big swerve - its full of shops trying to hark back to the 60s Carnaby, but with the unwelcome addition of cheap clothes.
John Simons would be a good starting place - reopned in 2011 in Marybone - see the article from GQ mag below: