Covent Garden Shops
110 Drury Ln., Covent Garden
Aram has been around since the sixties, continually introducing the best of modern design to the city. Brands like Vitra, Knoll, Poltrona Frau, Aram Designs and Cassina are all arranged beautifully in this expansive and clean Covent Garden setting.
Coco de Mer
23 Monmouth St., Covent Garden
Fancy, high-tech sex toys, beautiful apothecary items, lingerie, and general erotica (there's a small but mighty selection of dirty books) is all on offer at this tasteful shop. The lingerie runs the gamut from tame (Stella McCartney, Paloma Casile) to risqué (the house line of intimates is pretty heavy on the latex), and includes a good range of bridal.
9 Earlham Street, Covent Garden
With Jason Goldberg (co-Founder of Fab.com) behind the business and Swedish design vet Petrus Palmér leading the creative, it’s no big surprise this new furniture brand is quickly gaining traction. This week they’re opening their first shop in London (open through January, if not longer), along with a slew of collaborations. There’s Luca Nichetti’s totally customizable lamp, and Japanese design outfit Nendo’s modular bookshelves, among others. Add the big names to the convenience of infinite choice and customizability, and you have a strong player on the market.
12-14 Long Acre, Covent Garden
With an incredible range of maps, atlases, travel guides, accessories, globes and more, this long-standing classic is one of the biggest travel bookshops in the world. The store is old, but the philosophy is contemporary, as the guides and focus shift with the trends. Don't miss the map of the solar system above as you're walking up the stairs.
The Organic Pharmacy
36 Neal St., Covent Garden
The Organic Pharmacy specializes in herbal and homeopathic treatments and supplements and is a place where you can get a custom mix made according to your specific needs. You'll also find a great range of beauty and skincare products that you can buy on goop. There are locations throughout the city in Chelsea, Covent Garden, Kensington, Soho, and Hampstead.
The Shop at Bluebird
Carriage Hall, 29 Floral St., Covent Garden
Chelsea staple Bluebird has recently relocated to Covent Garden, into a stunningly outfitted former coach house no less. The fashion emporium is fittingly upscale for its surroundings, but, in a relaxed, casual, spend-an-entire-Sunday-here sort of way. They stock a great mix of under-the-radar brands along with all the staples like Peter Pilotto, Marni, and Ganni. Pop across to Balthazar for lunch afterwards.
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