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.