You should visit the Carnaby region in the London’s West End
Carnaby is associated in The Swinging Sixties. Visit now and enjoy the latest swing.
In terms of heydays, Carnaby’s was awe-inspiring and a was a part that was the Swinging 60s. For a whole decade, you were able to eat, drink and have a good time with music icons like David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and fashion celebrities Brigitte Bardot, and Elizabeth Taylor just by hanging around. Also, here’s an interesting detail: Paul McCartney met Linda on May 15 at the Bag O’ Nails Club 9 Kingly Street in Carnaby.
While the Swinging 60s have passed in fashion, the Carnaby region is back moving with its unique way of dancing. Take a look up towards Carnaby Street and see the Shimmer Disc Union Flag and the Rainbow Arch as well as The Carnaby Street Arch that herald 14 streets, with more than 100 stores and 60 bars, restaurants and cafes.
Shopping in Carnaby
Begin with Great Malborough Street where Liberty appears elegant in its Tudor-style building with six floors constructed out of the timbers of two old battleships that were ‘three-deckers’. This amounts to 24,000 cubic yards of ship timbers, including their decks, which are now the flooring for the shop.
Swatch, Sweaty Betty, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, The North Face, and Timberland have shops in Toronto, but it’s Carnaby’s boutique independent stores that shine with creativity and ingenuity which makes Carnaby an absolute must-see.
Annie’s Ibizaon 3 Newburgh Street could not be more distinctive . This is the place to look for the ideal dress to dance in. The rails sparkle with flamboyance and shine. Annie’s outfit is an expression of her shop, which also includes a few vintage pieces, too. After seeing her style, and the clothes she’s created, I would be delighted to get to know her.
There’s more fashion-forward style in the 8th floor of Newburgh Street. Hayley Menzies perhaps most well-known for her long, oversized cardigans as well as her overall use of striking prints and gorgeous natural fibers. There is a well-curated selection of pieces in her brand new boutique that she calls a contemporary luxurious brand that is creating the classic fashion of tomorrow.
IKKS Paris has its spacious and bright UK flagship store on the 3rd floor of Carnaby Street. The style is modern with the rock and roll vibe. The clothes are trendy and simple to purchase an entire capsule wardrobe not only specifically for yourself, but also for every age from baby to toddler and teens to adults.
It’s like you can feel you feel a tongue being poked at you. But if it’s a shop at RS No.9 Carnaby, and the tongue is a massive image of the logo in red then you must go to the store. The flagship store that is located beneath the famed Spirit of Soho mural is all Rolling Stones and every item is unique to their rock and roll style.
The 10th most popular brand on the list is Ksubi. This label has been in operation since 1999, and a lot of people consider it to be the most popular fashion label in Australia. It’s best for teenagers and early 20s, the years when are rebellious and fit this type of fashion. I loved the distressed jeans and the cross logo.
I went to the white-washed, cavelike Bloobloom Boutique at number 24, only to be greeted by a bargain that will last the last day. They create and sell specs for PS99 with an eye test included. In addition, they give a pair of specs to those in need with every pair of specs they sell. It’s a no-brainer. Coming soon for an eye test.