Notting Hill Shops
36 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill
There are long kimono robes, cute little pajama sets, and supima cotton underwear and bras for days at this shop. There are flashes of lace and really flattering cuts, which means that while the offerings are simple, they're still sexy.
Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill
A London foodie hub, this store is crammed with cookbooks, food writing, books on nutrition, fiction, and more. New releases and classic tomes are mixed together by this store's knowledgeable staff. The shop has its own test kitchen, where you can sample many of the recipes the Books for Cooks staff is excited to try. Don't miss the themed workshop meals in the demonstration kitchen upstairs, where you'll learn how to make global cuisines from a group of experts in different foodie fields.
Couverture and the Garbstore
188 Kensington Park Rd., Notting Hill
Run by husband-and-wife team Ian Paley and Emily Dyson, this multilevel space is stocked with independent designers from all over the globe. While the women's section is home to plenty of international names that are hard to find elsewhere (along with a strong NYC contingent like Rachel Comey and Steven Alan), it's the meticulously edited kids’ selection—Morley tees, Oeuf toys—that's earned the shop praise from locals and visitors alike.
188 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
London finally gets a dose of goop IRL. We’ve opened our very own Notting Hill store in the city where it all began ten years ago (at GP’s kitchen table). Designed by Fran Hickman, this is one of our biggest pop-ups yet: four floors, flooded with natural light, complete with olive trees and wildflowers. Start at the bottom—a blue velvet boudoir filled with an array of G. Sport apparel, supplements, and other super functional and great-looking workout gear. Climb a few steps and enter the world of goop home (and the gorgeousness that is the goop x CB2 collaboration) with doors opening onto an ivy-covered, stone-walled garden. Up one more flight, you’ll find a London-specific edit of G. Label, Stella McCartney, Co, and more. Finally, the top floor is a wonderland of clean, nontoxic beauty products with custom vanities where you can chill out and try everything before you buy. Images courtesy of Appear Here.
52 Lonsdale Rd., Notting Hill
Affordable jewelry by lesser-known designers is nearly impossible to find in London, which makes Hall, a hole-in-the-wall shop tucked away behind Westbourne Grove, so special. Here, owner and designer Min Lee gathers her favorite designers and displays them along with her own designs. You'll find Annette Ferdinandsen's organic, insect-inspired pieces next to Ilana Ariel's more angular designs, along with Min's own collection of fashion jewelry—everything from simple bangles to gemstone earrings and cuffs, to signature wave rings, and more. Look for Min at the shop for inspiration on how to put it all together—she truly is the master of layering jewelry, high and low.
Harper & Tom’s
73 Clarendon Rd., Notting Hill
The flower kiosk on Elgin Crescent is a Notting Hill icon, part of a floristry business that's now twenty-five years old and still going strong. Lush, colorful, and seasonal bunches—inspired by the English countryside—are what's on offer at this legendary spot, which is why they've been endlessly replicated across the city. Harper & Tom's offers flower delivery subscriptions—they will come and arrange all the vases in your house—along with gardening contracts in a similar, countrified vein.
Merchant Archive (Closed)
19 Kensington Park Rd., Notting Hill
Owner Sophie Merchant was, until recently, a well-kept industry secret, helping designers (of brands we couldn’t possibly out) build their vintage archives for runway inspiration. In 2007, she took her skills in-house and opened her own, appropiately named Merchant Archive. At the store in Notting Hill, you'll find her immaculate vintage trove from Chlo to Ossie Clark and more, along with her vintage-inspired line and picks from brands like Paper London, Robert Clergerie and Preen. She has some exquisite finds for wedding shoppers as well.
Native & Co.
116 Kensington Park Rd., Notting Hill
Form and function is the resounding thesis at Sharon Jo-Yun Hung and Chris Yoshiro Green's shop of Japanese and Taiwanese discoveries, from the most beautiful brooms and simple, graphic tenugui cloths, to super useful and elegant porcelain ceramics from Akira, to those gorgeous copper tea canisters, to the most fundamentally perfect stationery. Everything in the shop adheres to a subtle palette of brown and greige and comes together picture-perfectly, so beyond the objects, the shop is an aesthetic experience in and of itself.
206 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill
This Notting Hill shop started out selling traditional tailored swim trunks for men and women, and the brand quickly expanded to include more colorful and extremely well-made basics. There is also an outpost in the Hamptons.
Talbot Rd., Notting Hill
It's all about bright colors and all things British-made here. Favorites are the selection of vintage globes, satchels, enamelware, and classic old-school bus paraphernalia.
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