The Conran Shop
55 Marylebone High St., Marylebone
Terence Conran of Habitat fame is one of the—if not the—most prominent figures in British design, and his legendary shop is just one of his many legacies. His son Jasper is heir to his throne: He's recently overhauled the store's layout, style, and feel. Mixing furniture into realistic and enticing home-like vignettes, the shop is now a source of inspiration as much is it is the place to buy 20th-century design large and small. Along with all the Eames, Saarinens and van der Rohe's—not to mention, Donald Judd's furniture designs, for which Conran has the exclusive—the knick knacks, stationery, and design books are unparalleled, making it hard to walk out empty handed. There is also another location in Chelsea.
14 Bulstrode St., Marylebone
This Marylebone hole-in-the-wall is a windfall, importing many of our favorite non-toxic brands. From Intelligent Nutrients and Tata Harper for skincare to RMS, Vapour, and Kjaer Weis for makeup, it's our new go-to in London for beauty. Plus, the shopgirls are as well-versed in natural ingredients as they are in good old-fashioned makeup tips.
36 Chiltern St., Marylebone
Appropriately tucked away on a quiet road behind Marylebone High Street, this store creates the perfectly fanciful setting for its perfectly fanciful candles. Get a whiff of Versailles' wooden floors with the Solis Rex candle, or a glimpse of the Marie Antoinette lifestyle with Trianon. The brand has been around since 1643, when the original perfumer, Trudon, lived and served the royal courts. Photo: Paul Raeside
Alfie’s Antiques Market
13-25 Church St., Marylebone
This is London's largest indoor market for antiques, vintage, collectibles, and 20th century design. Photo: Jenna Garner
38-40 New Cavendish St., Marylebone
Overstuffed couches, unusual ceramics, colorful throws, cushions, bed linens and basically everything else you might need to furnish a home that's elegant in a totally laid-back, modern country fashion. The brand has several branches in France and is sure to take hold in London.
87 Marylebone High St., Marylebone
Matches is one of the best shopping destinations in London thanks to the fact that they have some of the best buyers in London. You'll always find a great selection of key pieces from designers like Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Isabel Marant.
44 Marylebone High St., Marylebone
With more than 11 stores in London, this English staple is a great place to pick up kitchen and picnic materials (though their mens and womens collections are also worth a look). Their streamlined and affordably priced homewares include utilitarian blankets, rustic terracotta bowls, enamel-dipped cutlery, and more. If you're hoping to impress friends from home with seemingly simple basics they can't get at home, this is your spot.
18 Crawford St., Marylebone
Blush pink walls and a warm grey ceiling complement the beautiful furniture and accessories sold at this relatively new Marylebone shop and design studio. Handcrafted wooden furniture, jacquard throws, simple terracotta ceramics, and beautifully turned-out desk accessories are just a few of the things you'll want to schlep home. While the shop is off the main street it's worth the detour to see. They also take custom orders.
83 Marylebone High St., Marylebone
While there are outposts all over the city, the flagship Marylebone location is an original Edwardian bookshop, with an emphasis on incredible travel titles. All locations also offer a great selection of poetry to fiction, biography and more, all organized by relevant country. Fun.
300 Oxford St., Marylebone
John Lewis is great for home goods, kitchenware, clothing basics, and more. You'd be surprised at what you can find here. They deliver, and very quickly at that, making it so convenient you never even need to step foot in the store, here or on Brent Cross. Don't miss their home section for great, affordable, and durable English design.
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