Posts Tagged ‘men’s boutique’

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Boutique of the week: Goodhood

By Colin Chapman on February 17th, 2009

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London has a definite lack of men only boutiques in comparison to, say, New York, so a few mixed places are bound to creep in. Nevertheless what Goodhood has on offer for the boys is, well, good. Nestled on a sidestreet off Hoxton Square Goodhood has a very urban vibe. Streetwear and city essentials are the mainstay. Graphics are strong – not surprisingly seeing as co-owner Kyle Stewart is a graphic designer (check last week’s TimeOut for a Valentine themed piece on Kyle and partner Jo Sindle). Stand out pieces on my visit were newly arrived nautical striped tops by Wood Wood in cotton jersey and fantastic hunting themed shirts and jackets by Unrivaled.

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Men’s boutique of the week: The Old Curiosity Shop

By Colin Chapman on February 3rd, 2009

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As if having the reputedly oldest shop in London (circa 1567) as your first retail space didn’t mark you out from the crowd, how about it also being the subject of a novel by Charles Dickens? And that’s exactly what design partnership Blaak have in The Old Curiosity Shop. Opening in September last year, Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif gave the original shop a makeover orchestrated by Fritz of Frick n’ Frack (designer of homes for Bjork and Boy George in the early 90s).

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