Stockholm Shopping Grandpa Store The two main shopping areas worth noting in Stockholm are central Stockholm, the roads leading off Birger Jarlsgatan and the area called Sodermalm, which is filled with quirky boutiques and trendy Scandinavian labels. If your staying at the Berns or Nobis (see sleeping), you are within easy walking distance of the main designer street, Birger Jarlsgatan. Also just around the corner from there are all the
Berlin Fashion Week What to wear when you’re there I was recently invited to Berlin Fashion Week to view the new Spring Summer 2012 shows. I’ve visited Berlin several times in the past and I also have friends there, so it gave me the perfect excuse to do a little Style Traveller blogging. The Mercedes Benz pavillion What to Pack? Day One From left to right: Silver friendship bracelets –
Berlin Shopping Record shop on kastanienallee Shopping As with all major cities Berlin has several areas which are good for shopping. Prenslauer Berg and the Weinmeister area are my favourites. It’s also worth heading to Mitte to see Tacheles and a visit to the Andreas Murkadis concept store is a must. See below. Prenzlauer Berg Once an up and coming area Prenzlauer Berg is now home to quirky and trendy boutiques, think
Athens Yacht to the Islands The Islands Mrs Ketty, head of Folli Follie, Greece’s biggest jewellery brand, invited a group of fashion editors to Athens this summer to see the new collections. I was one of them and, needless to say, Folli Follie has a new fan! Athens is a beautiful city but it can get seriously hot in high summer. For the perfect way to cool down head to
Athens Packing and Street Style What to wear when you’re there – Athens After Dark Blue kimono dress – Topshop www.topshop.com, brown wedge sandals (above) – Next www.next.co.uk, silver flat sandals (below) – Monastiraki market in Athens, metallic clutch bag – Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com, cats eye sunglasses – ASOS www.asos.com, bronze metallic eye shadow – Black Up Paris www.blackupcosmetics.com, violet nail polish – Deborah Lippmann www.houseoffraser.co.uk, silver and lapis bangle – Ibiza
Ibiza What to Wear Bangle from Ibiza Hippy Market What to Pack Boho, boho, boho! I’m not crying, this is the key word to bear in mind when packing for Ibiza. There are also two alternative forms of dress here, one is the rock chick, the other, chic party princess. Once you arrive you’ll find that days by the beach can blend in to all night partying without a trip
Ibiza Shopping and Street Style Ibiza Street Style Glamorous in white leopard print all-in-one working neon beach style in Fomenter Street Style at Ibiza Rocks Jumpsuits are popular this year Rock chick chic Cool kids at Ibiza Rocks Shopping in Ibiza Ibiza Town is the main shopping hub on the island. Stores open late morning and close for siesta (1pm-3pm), so the best time to go shopping is late afternoon/early evening.
Shoreditch Shopping Hoxton Square Where to go shopping in Shoreditch Good Hood 41 Coronet Street, N1 6HD www.goodhoodstore.com Menswear and womenswear, clothing and lifestyle store off Hoxton Square, for the design conscious couple. Hoxton Boutique 2 Hoxton Street N1 6NG www.hoxtonboutique.com A nice mix of womenswear and quirky costume jewellery at reasonable price points. Rivington Street Start Boutique 42-44 Rivington Street EC2A 3QP www.start-london.com Owned
Shoreditch Street Style The best way to gauge what to wear when you’re there, is to look to the street. The style code in East London is urban, eclectic and dressed down. Redchurch Street has recently undergone regeneration with the welcome addition of new bars, restaurants and shops. At the opening of the new APC store, an intimate event turned into a huge street party, as is often the way in this part
Toulouse Street Style A Fashion Editors guide to Toulouse Street Style. Toulouse is an affluent university city and the style on the streets is classic, smart and preppy. It’s not avant garde or particularly dressy but understated and chic. Think skinny jeans, breton tops, beige trench coats and a classic Louis Vuitton tote bag. Add a pair of elegant sunglasses and splash of rouge lippy and you’ll fit in perfectly.