Shopping in london tips
For some reason, everyone who speaks or writes about shopping in London begins their story or article with an overview of expensive places such as Selfridges department store on Oxford Street or very expensive even at European prices on Bond Street boutiques.
One gets a false impression as if they out there themselves buy: a scarf for 300 pounds, gloves for 400, a knitted pidorka for 150 – that’s your collection for the Russian winter.
But I do not think that the authors of articles about shopping in London dress in such places, although the Russians were noticed there.
Yet most of all on Bond Street are Japanese and Chinese. And it has become a classic.
My story about places with reasonable prices and what to look for and buy in these places.
Leave bags, gloves, partially shoes, scarves – Italy.
I wrote about shopping in Italy separately.
What to buy in London
In London, buy wool products: sweaters and cardigans, suits, jackets, coats, shirts.
Since I don’t wear office style things, my story about everyday casual things
Cheap shopping places in London
To get started, explore the TK Maxx stores.
Here is their website and see how stores are geographically located in and around London:
I advise you to study the site of this trading network, as you can get a clear idea of what to look at in this store and what to expect.
Briefly about the essence of the store:
– clothes and shoes from all shopping centers and partly from boutiques (including Bond Street), which depended there, are brought here.
It doesn’t matter for what reason, but I think partly because of the unreal price or because the product doesn’t fit and is often not quite up to the modern tastes of Bond Street boutique visitors.
What is this store: it is a long line of hangers, broken down by position: sweaters, cardigans, overclocks, jackets, suits and so on.
Hangers are packed tightly enough. Dimensions are indicated on the plates.
Often, someone pulls something, measures and puts on top of the hanger. Sometimes it falls to the floor.
In this store you have to be patient and look for something that will surprise you.
And something will surprise – so I vouch for it.
For example, I bought the finest mohair pullover Galliano “in the hole” for 65 pounds.
The selling price in the boutique from which he got here is 450 pounds. Good buy?
I will tell you this: I only have such a pullover and maybe a couple of hundred more men on planet Earth. In Moscow, I will not see anyone in this.
Lots of jeans.
I picked up and bought D & G for 40 pounds.
I buy this brand not for the label, but for good patterns – the jeans of this brand fit well on the ass.
Good shopping? Yes, I spent 1-2 hours of time and replenished my wardrobe with two pearls.
Do not be afraid to dig into TK Maxx in things. Feel free to take and measure without departing from the place where you took the thing.
Why go to the fitting rooms and waste time? Keep it simple!
The nearest T-Kay Max shop was Charing Cross metro station Leiceter Square (I lived in London on the famous Camden Town)
Shopping centers in London
The second option is inexpensive shopping in London: Shopping centers – another option to buy clothes for your taste – go to a shopping center, for example Westfield
How to get to Westfield. Firstly, look at the site of this shopping center here and understand approximately what shops and brands you are interested in.
Make a rough outline-list with the floor and line. This will save you time and effort.
Of course you understand me … because shopping is very hard work.
It works like a memory and figurative thinking:
– match the style and color, choose the incompatible, present how it will look from the side, etc.
So the mathematical corner of your brain:
– multiply, divide, transfer into rubles and at the same time do not forget to take back the returnable VAT tax-free …
In general, who knows what shopping is and he buys clothes and shoes for himself, he understands what I mean.
After you have made a plan list, listen to how to go: the nearest and most convenient subway station is Wood Lane.
When you exit the subway, turn left and at 100 meters you will see a huge shopping complex.
In this mall, I bought several colored cashmere pullovers + J and Reiss, a Tommy Hilfiger cardigan with cowhide muzzles, as well as an overclock + J
Naturally, this village is not in London itself, but beyond. I drove there with a friend by car, and not from Camden Town, where I lived, but drove up by public transport to south-west London, away from traffic jams, closer to the outlet.
It is very convenient to use the Oyster (Oyster or Oyster) travel card. I get to Waterloo station by metro and from there by train.