The Best Streetwear UK Shops You’re Missing Out On
London’s place in fashion has been long since assured. Even streetwear was popping up England early on. If you’re looking to find streetwear UK shops have you covered better than anyone else. With a huge collection of stores and labels, you can find anything you want. But some places are easy to miss. Here are some of the best streetwear UK stores that you may not have heard of.
Foot Patrol know their kicks. Fully stocked with a vast range of limited releases, vintage editions, Japanese exclusives and much more, you can find an eclectic mix of creps here that nobody else has. Not just an esoteric sneaker shop, they carry general releases like most stores too, the rarties are just and added bonus.
Dover Street Market is one of the top fashion destinations in the UK. Carrying much more than streetwear you can pick up almost anything from the market. If you’re into searching around when you shop, this is the place to go. They are unparalleled in terms of infrastructure and were recently moved to a 31,000 square foot space in Haymarket.
Oi Polloi represent a lot about what makes urban fashion in England. If you want to see the kind of streetwear UK shops carry when they aren’t following American trends, this is it. Pieces inspired by the hugely diverse culture of London as well as all the bigger brands you expect to find, the mix is one of the best out there. If you’re dressing anything from Roadman to Rasta, this is the place to cop.
Couverture & Garbstone would probably reject the streetwear label. ‘Lifestyle store’ might be more accurate. Either way you’ll find a lot of high end clohing here. Some of the stock is the polar opposite of streetwear but they carry enough to make it worthwhile. You are sure to get that quality you’re seeking at Couverture & Garbstore.
Hostem is the place to go to pick up luxury wear. Quiet, minimalist and heavily artistic, the store looks at streetwear and fashion in general as its place in the art world. A heavy focus on materials, cuts and color palettes has made it a favorite amount its customers which cut a pretty broad section across artists and streetwear fans.
Norse Projects, Carhartt, Herschel Supply Co. and much more make up the basis of Huh Store. They’re heavily into workwear and toned down streetwear. You’ll find a lot of stock curated by color and style that avoids going too loud. Even if you tend to make a lot more noise in your fits, they provided a lot of dope base pieces that you should definitely check out.
Streetwear has kind of been a man’s game since the beginning. Layers is one of the places bucking that trend. They aren’t pure streetwear by any means. What they do well, however, is mix their collections and stock of streetwear for women with traditional fashion. It’s bridging the gap between both and looking dope while doing it.
Present play pretty toned down with their collections. More menswear than streetwear, heritage and vintage are some of the prime components of the store. Streetwear being what it is though, it doesn’t feel inaccessible. It’s easy to imagine most of their stock in streetwear fits. They seem to be aware of that; they’ve tailored a lot of their pieces to be streetwear friendly and carry some high end streetwear brands like Maharishi in store. The old and new of London fashion is probably best represented here and they’re setting the bar for streetwear UK shops have to contend with.
Machine A stocks some of the honest to god weirdest shit in streetwear. There are the typical grail pieces, Raf Simons collabs and the like but that’s the tip of the iceberg. Kanghyuk, Cav Empt and more, make it one of the most interesting concept stores around. Techwear staples like Y-3 make up some of the most every day pieces in the store so the bar is already set high. Their collections aren’t for everyone and are sure to make you stand out, as well as drop a lot of money, if you do pick something up. Regardless, Machine A hits the right notes between avante-garde concept pieces and clothing that you can actually wear off a catwalk.