If you are a dedicated follower of fashion, the chances are you will be scouring many different places other than the main High Street shops, if you are looking to stand out from the crowd.
The trick to finding unusual and distinctive clothing that suits your personality and style perfectly, is to learn about where the trendsetting fashionistas are likely to be, which means you will probably be visiting places like Camden Market on a regular basis.
Here is a look at some of the hotspots around London where you will get the chance to see the very latest trends and find some unique styles that are right on trend.
The great thing about Camden Lock market is the fact that you will not only be able to find some inspirational fashions and accessories amongst the 250 plus stalls and 80 plus independent shops, but you will also have a great day out too.
Camden Lock Market has been setting fashion trends since the 1970’s and is home to some of the finest designers and makers in London. The opportunity to check out bespoke clothing designs and accessories is not one to be passed up by many fashionistas and the fact that there is a thriving street food scene there as well, adds to the atmosphere and the enjoyment of the day.
This is a weekly market that manages to effortlessly combine vintage fashion with offerings from new designers who are to be watched with interest.
The market is situated in Eastway which is in the E9 area of London, and has a bit of a party atmosphere to it with resident DJ’s and an artificial beach along with a Tiki bar, to give a more unusual backdrop to your trendsetting search amongst the various stalls on offer.
It is fair to say that Brick Lane market is a bit of an attraction in its own right and a great venue to visit if you like people watching and seeing how the East End used to operate when Spitalfields was in its heyday.
This is a market full of varying stalls which offer anything from bric-a-brac to wacky T-shirts and jewellery. Hidden amongst all this on Brick Lane are some genuine trendsetters such as Thelma Spiers, who is a genuine East End fashion celebrity and part-owns a hat emporium there.
Staying in the East of London and if you head to Middlesex Street in E1, you will find Petticoat Lane.
Petticoat Lane market has been around for hundreds of years but trends are still being set amongst the thousand stalls that offer a mixture of clothes and household goods amongst them. The market is more focused on clothing, bags and shoes than anything else, so you should be able to find something that takes your eye if you are looking for something that is on trend.
If you want an iconic destination that is closely associated with fashion, Carnaby Street fits the bill.
Global fashion brands and independent boutiques can be found in Carnaby Street, which is easy to find and a hugely popular distraction from the shops of Oxford Street, which is just a short walk away.
Another popular area of London where fashionistas tend to migrate to, is Covent Garden.
The Covent Garden area offers a good mix of shops to choose from and amongst the big designer names and high-street brands, you will also find a good number of excellent independent boutiques that offer the chance to try and pick out something a little bit daring or different.
If you are fabulously wealthy and live in London, it is quite a high probability that the address of your residence has a Chelsea post code in it.
The Kings Road resembles something like an extra-long catwalk at times and has always been a place where you can get noticed. All this means that there are plenty of designer stores and upmarket boutiques to visit, although some of the price tags will probably be carrying a few more noughts on them than you might find in other parts of London.
Fashion never stands still and if you visit any of these venues in London, you will be getting one of the best opportunities to follow the fashionistas and see what designs and designers are setting the trend right now.
Enjoy the adventure and the chance to see what is hot right now, when you visit these fashion hotspots.
Disclosure: Gift vouchers were provided to us by a fashion store in London for this review.