Multi-brand and fast fashion retailers always seem to be the main avenue for shoppers, however if you know where to look in the UK, you will find top fashion retailers with personal customer service, unique interiors and selected products for the discerning style enthusiasts.
Manchester – Oi Polloi
Oi Polloi has been operating since 2002 and initially sold only tie-dye Lacoste polo shirts. However that is something of the past with the store running its own brand, Cottonpolis and brands like OrSlow, A Kind of Guise and accessories from among others Fisher Space Pens and IL Bussetto.
London – Trunk Clothiers
In 2010 Mats Klingberg set up this store in Chiltern Street and imports from Sweden, Italy and Japan saving the rest of London a trip beyond. It also carries dedicated accessories, Italian outerwear from Aspese, the Japanese OrSlow and Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garcons.
Birmingham – Autograph
After twenty years in business you have to visit Autograph with heritage brands including Crombrie, Grenson, Sunspel and contemporary offerings from Neil Barrett, Alexander Wang and Philip Lim. He also features other independent local and imported brands and glasses from Eye Respect.
Newcastle – End Clothing
Initially End Clothing had one store in Newcastle formed in 2005, but now boast another in Glasgow. They stock world-renowned brands, Homespun British clothing, slick street wears and arrays from Imperial and Baxter, Aesop, Murdock and top fragrances from Comme Des Garcons.
Leeds – MKI Miyuki Zoku
For close to a decade have British men enjoyed the style from Miyuki Zoku and endless amounts of guest brands. He is known for affordability and contemporary menswear.
Bridlington – The Priory
Yorkshire trendsetters love this store that was started by three guys with an online store aside from the brick-and-mortar store. It stocks top Scandinavian outerwear, wardrobe staples from Norse Projects, denim from Edwin and much more.
Leeds – Accent Clothing
In 1984 this family-owned business was formed with accessibly priced labels, yet edgy brands including Weekend Offender, Victorinox, Swim s, Eleven Paris, Gibson, Baracuta, 7 For All Mankind.
Belfast – The Bureau
Opening in 1989 it is a thriving gentlemen’s paradise that focuses on durability and heritage like work wear inspired outerwear, flannel shirts, moctoe boots and salvaged denim. Here you find brands like Visvim, Red Wing and Barbour to name a few.