Everyone knows the age-old adage that fashion lovers are notoriously difficult to buy for, but in London that couldn’t be less true. Whoever you’ve decided to lavish your love and affection on, Culture Trip’s curation of London designers and brands ensures you’ll be able do it in a style they’ll be delighted with.
Stylish gift ideas: The best menswear for Londoners
Palace Skateboards LDN 6 Panel Hat, £42
Every London man loves the versatility of a cap, which serves to disguise a multitude of sins – from hangovers to baldness. Let them enjoy the very best this Christmas, with an über trendy Palace Skateboards hat all wrapped under the tree.
Albam ‘Chippie’ fork keyring, £30
Albam’s limited edition keyring celebrates the history of Sheffield’s steel-making industry, while also paying tribute to the very British tradition of eating fish and chips. The bottle opener is handy, too.
Craig Green vest, £815
It may look like a carpet, and be referred to as a carpet, but in fact this sumptuous printed vest is a £815 masterpiece by British designer Craig Green – and, given how much hype Green is generating in the London menswear scene, you should buy it!
Goodhood x Neighbourhood t-shirt, £75
Celebrating a decade of innovative retail this year, Goodhood’s capsule collection with Neighbourhood is the ultimate in-the-know collaboration – ideal for the Londoner who takes style seriously, but doesn’t want to shout about it.
Cottweiler colour-block cross-body bag, £126
The perfect accessory for getting across London by bike, this cross-body bag from the environmentally conscious London design duo is a gift worth investing in.
Maharishi tiger-print t-shirt, £205
Founded by Hardy Blechman, this London label staged a major comeback in 2015 and has enjoyed a cult following ever since. Inspired by military design, Maharishi is not only a stylish investment but a sustainable one too – the brand only works with environmentally friendly cotton.
Stylish Christmas gift ideas: womenswear for fashion-loving Londoners
Wales Bonner zip-up, £388
This retro-fit zip-up from celebrated London star Grace Wales Bonner combines fabulous ’70s vibes with a relaxed, wintry feel.
Haeckels soap, £18
Though not strictly London-based, this beauty label from Margate is making waves in the city with their locally sourced, seaweed-based products. This moisturising seaweed block is a dreamy way of combating the drying effects of harsh London water.
Shrimps clutch, £195
London-based designer Hannah Weiland has made a big splash on the scene with her faux-fur fashion brand. Feminine and playful, SS18 saw Shrimps partner with emerging artist Faye Wei Wei to offer the most covetable collection to date. Revamp a Londoner’s wardrobe this winter with their statement faux-fur clutch.
J.W.Anderson ring, £130
Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson is a leader of the new wave of London fashion talent, seamlessly integrating fashion into the wider cultural life of the city – and beyond. This timeless ring is an easy way into his work, and a piece sure to be cherished.
RAEY Quilted Down Scarf, £195
Oversized puffer jackets may be the toast of the season, but this padded scarf from London-based brand RAEY is the ultimate trump card in any fashion lover’s wardrobe.
Aries jumper, £174
London-based womenswear brand Aries offers dreamy jeans for every kind of woman, but this Christmas, shake things up with a statement jumper – perfect for cosy winter walks and wild New Year’s Eve parties.