Ahead of London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, which kick off as of the 14th of February, LenasBlackBoook has picked the most alluring “fashion and more” addresses that we will be seen hanging out in our limited free time during the shows.
Dover Street Market/London.
From Ann Demeulemeester and Azzedine Alaïa to Erdem and Craig Green,
This is a truly unique space in London’s Dover Street.
Minimal, sleek, edgy but at the same time laid back and unpretentious.
Perfect to pass a lazy, fashion forward Sunday morning.
10 Corso Como/Milano
This is an old time classic but still remains the place to go to in Milan for fashion, art and a quick coffee or lunch break.
Apart from the shop where you will find a great selection of Alaia shoes, Martin Margiela jewels, Aesop beauty products, Kilian perfumes there is also a comfy bed &breakfast and the Carla Sozzani gallery.
As soon as you arrive you can have a glass of spumante at the beautiful bar right in front of its entrance.
After a bit of shopping at Maison Dondup on your right you can head up to the Mimo restaurant for dinner and drinks
Great space, warm wooden Interiors, Inviting ambience and very people watching
A central, cool flower and fashion store in Via Manzoni.
Dr Hauschka beauty products and a nice selection of shoes.
When Colette became old news, our one and only destination has become L’eclaireur.
A quite interesting to watch and eccentric family behind it, the Hadidas, is making us ask for more every time we visit the store.
An endless selection of designers will baffle you not knowing what to pick.
Although Roma is not Florence or Milan when it comes to fashion, the fact that its centro storico is so beautiful makes any shopping trip divine.
The moment you are fed up with all the historical buildings and the “blast from the past” cafes and boutiques, you bump into a concept store and it is like a breath of fresh air.
It is quite unlike to find White Gallery, If you are not a local
It is located in EUR, a15 minutes taxi drive south from the city centre, a modern neighborhood that apart from the White Gallery though hasn’t got much to offer to the tourist.
The building is a typical Mussolini style one, very symmetric and simple.
Inside the store is quite spacious with high ceilings and separate halls dedicated to accessories, jeweler, women’s wear, men’s wear and a fantastic, secluded area dedicated to tailoring you will find great designers from Saint Laurent to Halston, Fendi, Valentino, Ralph Lauren and many perfume brands, home fragrances and a great hall of accessories.
Ideal for lingerie and coffee table books, this is Monaco’s top shopping destination
FREE SHOP/ Athens
Although not a full blown concept store itself, it is the best Athens has to offer in terms of cool designers under one roof.
You will find an extensive selection of Balenciaga bags, Maison Martin Margiela, the Greek brand Wildwood, that offers sleek design on value for money prices and a nice selection of candles and accessories.