Carnaby Street – The Home of Street Fashion

Carnaby Street

Back in the 1960’s Carnaby Street was renowned the world over for amazing scenes like girls changing in shop windows or an actress walking down the street accompanied by a cheetah. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Brigitte Bardot often dropped by on shopping sprees.

Head down to Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and book your stay today for an easy access to Carnaby Street. Not much has changed at the event and it is still the center of the latest street fashion (although you are unlikely to encounter cheetahs!). This is where you can find quirky styles, unusual designs, up and coming street labels and have a lot of fun.

Top brands like Puma and Diesel can be found here, but you are just as likely to find companies you have never heard of before.  Whether you are looking for street fashion, accessories or an unusual souvenir – Carnaby Street is the place to go.

Carnaby Street has grown from just one street, to include the retail offer in neighboring streets and alleyways.  There are over 100 shops to found ranging from the likes of Paul Smith to El Ganso, Our Legacy, Cheap Monday and Descente. CP Company combines the best of Italian casual wear with technical fabrics to create an innovative military style range. Female fashion is represented by the likes of Peckham Rye, Lazy Oaf, Dropdead, Skinnydip The Ragged Priest and Monki’s funky prints.

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Team your new outfit with the hottest accessories from the likes of Shinola or stylish eyewear from Finlay.  Need to keep track on time? Then Nixon may have the perfect answer. Customise a new watch using a wide selection of components and engraved detailing at the special wave-shaped customization bar.  Stop off at Mor for some unusual handcrafted jewelry made from organic and natural materials with an ethnic appeal. Many of the items are one-off, creating very special unique gifts.

Taking a break for some much-needed refreshments is easy in the Carnaby Street area. Just take your pick from around 60 possible options.   Oysters are on offer at seafood specialists Wright Brothers Soho. Book any of the short stay apartments in London and have a blasting experience at the event.

Want to learn how to make the perfect coffee? Then book up well in advance for one of the Coffee School classes at the Department of Coffee & Social Affairs.  No time for a class? Then just sit back and enjoy a coffee from their special collections. Buy some cookies from Blondies, or try a craft beer at Old Coffee, take in a cocktail at Carnaby Zebrano or opt for Indian street food at Dishoom.  

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