There are few boutiques in London that command as much respect among fashion’s inner circle as Late Night Chameleon Café. Having earned its reputation as a retail risk-taker with a sixth sense for the Next Big Thing, this exclusive place of brand worship requires you to book an appointment to walk its hallowed halls. Feel free to turn up to shop on a whim, although there’s no guarantee that someone will answer the doorbell.
18-24 Shacklewell Lane, E8 2EZ.
020 3174 0744
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