Camden has always been a treasure trove of independent stores, designers and markets. Having attracted teenagers for decades with its mix of grunge, and slew of musicians and gig venues, Camden is also an iconic spot for some out-there shopping. Everyone knows you can potter round the Stables or Camden Market and discover a whole range of designers, but these are our favourite stores in the alternative area.
Camden will never shake off its goth and emo image and if that’s your kind of thing then you might like Burleska, which sells good quality leather corsets. Rock out your curves with a selection that come with studs or belts, or discover their selection of corset dresses.
Vintage store Rokit has a branch in Camden where you can pick up retro gear from every decade for both men and women. Whether you’re after a worn-in leather jacket, flares, cowboy boots or just something for a fancy dress party, the guys in here have everything.
Get your vintage or bespoke sunnies or glasses at General Eyewear. Everyone in the store cares about frames and glasses and the customer service here is second to none. They have frames dating back over a hundred years and will work with you to create something truly unique to you.
At Victoria Beau‘s little store in Camden, preppy East Coast America meets hippy chic. She stocks a range of cult brands like Seven For All Mankind and Missoma jewellery. Pop in for on-trend pieces and wardrobe wonders.
Dapper gentlemen need to look no further than Camberry, which has a small studio in the Stables Market on Chalk Farm Road. Here, velvet jackets feel quite at home along with pocket squares and patterned bowties — perfect for an eccentric British country look.