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The coolest indie boutiques we know

Where to shop in London town

Being in Darkroom (pictured, above) feels more like browsing an art gallery – all the wares are artfully laid out, almost (but not quite) too beautiful to touch. Handmade, often graphic-print, accessories and homewares are what you’ll find here, plus an unrivalled selection of innovative and elegant jewellery. 52 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1N 3LL

The directors of B Store created this relaxed unisex boutique with the same ethos as their original effort, a little haven away from the madness of Regent Street with a focus on emerging labels from around the world, plus quirky favourites such as Peter Jensen.21 Kingly Street, W1B 5QA

Goodhood have been stocking upscale, supercool brands since their first shop opened – they now sell men’s women’s and kidswear, beauty and homewares. For posh Chrimbo shopping all under one roof, the beauteous and vast new Shoreditch branch, has its own cafe to keep you lubricated. 151 Curtain Road, EC2A 3QE

This soothing concrete space (pictured, above) dotted with plants is a joy to shop in – industrial light fittings highlight Celestine Eleven’s curated edit of clothes by emerging and bridge brands, there’s a shelf of cool books and a cafe too, while the basement hosts yoga classes. 4 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3ET

For those who like their retail experience to be a bit more considered, Late Night Chameleon Cafe is appointment-only. Brands such as Rick Owens and Acne are the thing and there’s also a gallery and event space. Currently having a refit, the shop will reopen in early December. 18 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EZ