Menswear fashion has become something of a focus in London of late, with men’s collections setting ever-more covetable trends and adding to its list of lesser-known but much-deserving designers. In response, the retail landscape is expanding beyond the realms of the everyday and boutique shopping is becoming ever-more prominent. Here, we list the best menswear fashion boutiques in East London to ensure you’re plied with the appropriate knowledge before heading out on your next shopping excursion.
Discover the best womenswear boutiques in East London here.
With a womenswear counterpart just down the street, HUB in Stoke Newington takes a unique approach to retail space, completely separating the two collections in a way that feels altogether appropriate. It’s run by buyer and store manager, Shane Kingdon, who focuses on ensuring the space lacks sales pressure but instead allows customers to feel at ease in enjoying their experience. Be sure to look out for his accessories label, Siege of Cranes, which keeps production close to home in the UK.
88 Stoke Newington Church St, London, +44 20 7275 8160
Topman General Store is an extension of the brand that we all know and love but it’s designed in a way that embraces the aesthetic of its East London setting. In essence, if it weren’t for the clothing labels, you may not even notice you were in a Topman. It’s positioned just a stone’s throw from Spitalfields market and around the corner from the Old Truman Brewery and it has a boutiquey feel to it that oozes street cred. Stocks are taken from the brand’s mainline collection and there’s little that you wouldn’t find in any other Topman store but it’s almost as if someone has chosen all the best bits and compiled them as one.
Topman General Store, 98 Commercial St, Shoreditch, London, +44 20 7377 2671