An afternoon of perusing the boutiques in Dulwich is a shopping enthusiast’s dream. This lovely London village has many independent stores, unique boutiques and creative shops where you will find gorgeous and fashionable treasures. This affluent area has the feel of a small village and it is a very pleasant place to walk around and explore. As many of the shops are locally owned, you will also get a chance to chat with the owners – who are wonderfully friendly and passionate about what they do. Here are some of the best boutique shops in Dulwich to discover on your shopping adventure.
This chic boutique stocks a number of well-known brands including Paul & Joe, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi and Alice by Temperley. They are dedicated to finding the hottest fashions from all over the world and bringing them to the UK. Question Air has developed a reputation as one of the best independent fashion retailers in London.
This shop is a bit of a Dulwich Village institution and it offers elegant items for the home. The items chosen have a vintage feel and a simple, neutral colour palette – which means that they will fit well in any decorating scheme. You will also find high end body care items as well as a collection of fashions.
The Art Stationers
Anyone with a creative streak will feel like a kid in a candy shop in this art supply and toy store. Here you will find everything from paintbrushes to crayons to charcoals to watercolour paints to sketch pads and much more. Take a look through and you just might find something that will inspire you for your next creation.
The Dulwich Trader
Brought to you by the same people who brought you Tomlinsons, the Dulwich Trader also offers a unique collection of beautiful fashion, homeware and gifts chosen with a discerning eye and a commitment to style. One side is dedicated to a wide range of modern furniture and the other side holds high end fashions. The labels featured here include Oska, Day Birger, Cut Loose, Soaked in Luxury, Cocoa Cashmere, Noa Noa and Helene Berman.
Your little one can be just as stylish as you with threads from this chic children’s store. Biff stocks a great range of shoes as well as clothing from brands such as Joules, Hatley and Petit Bateau. The store also stocks plenty of great gifts and accessories. The staff have over 50 years of experience in fitting children’s shoes, so you can rest assured that they will be able to choose the perfect shoes for your little ones.
The Curtain Exchange
The curtain exchange is a shop in Dulwich that makes custom blinds and curtains to fit your windows, as well as offering second hand curtain services. Whether your home décor is elegant, vintage, classic or contemporary you will find the gorgeous curtains that will complete the look.
Give + Take
This responsible boutique is a concept shop on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich. The shop is inspired by people choosing to recycle their fashions, as well as those creating high quality products in support of a good cause. When you donate clothing you will receive a store credit worth 50% of your item’s selling price – so it’s a great way to get rid of old clothing that is just collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe. An optional £1 donation to the breast cancer charity Breakthrough is added on all purchases over £10.
If you are passionate about baking and love to make beautiful sugary creations, Sugarcraft Boutique offers over 2000 different baking and cake decorating supplies. Located on Lordship Lane in Dulwich, London, this is the perfect place to find everything you need to make that perfect cake or batch of cupcakes. If you have a sweet tooth, this will quickly become your favourite Dulwich boutique.
These are just a few examples of the many excellent boutique shops that you can find while shopping in Dulwich. Take your time to walk around this neighbourhood and explore all of the little shops and boutiques to see what lovey treasures you can discover.
Photo credit: Image courtesy of Biff Kids.