Part uber-luxury menswear boutique, part feat of architectural brilliance, Hostem’s behemoth fivestorey HQ has become a cult retail destination for the world’s most discerning shoppers. Head downstairs to the low-lit basement for one-of-akind investment pieces, or venture up to the lofty, light-filled galleries to take your pick from next season’s Comme des Garçons and Loewe.
28 Old Nichol Street, E2 7HR.
020 7739 9733
Shop London: An Insider’s guide to Spending Like a Local by Emma McCarthy, Francis Lincoln, £9.99