Time OutFebruary 2014
Wolf & Badger
Best for: Fresh designer labels
Don’t miss: The Chisel & Mouse architectural models
Wolf & Badger’s Notting Hill shop (there’s also a newer second store on Dover Street in Mayfair) has garnered an almost cultish following since it opened in 2010. A hotbed of emerging design talent, the innovative boutique champions the work of up-and-coming (mostly) British fashion and homewares designers by offering them retail space and a sizeable return (over 80 percent) on anything they sell.
New designers are introduced every three months, giving the space a constantly evolving, one-step-ahead vibe that makes it a first port of call for show-stopping dresses, edgy tees and statement accessories. Recent hits include Finlay & Co’s 1950s-style wooden sunglasses, beautiful jewellery by CF Concept and crazy-high high heels by award-winning designer Richard Braqo. The weekly in-store events, trunk shows and launches are also a hit.