December 2013

The 25 best shops in London

Whilst the convenience of online shopping has changed our lives, there are still plenty of advantages of shopping the good ol' bricks and mortar way: sales staff that remember your name and offer sound style advice, plus being able to try items for size, feel materials, browse collections at a glance and arrange alterations on-the-spot. Becoming a loyal client of a local store can bring additional perks such as sale previews, extra discounts and being bumped up the wait list for a designer must-have. So, here GQ presents the best independent retailers, department stores and spanking new London flagships that offer the finest menswear in the country - and a wish list of items. Think of it as a gift guide of the best kind: to yourself.