Mod, punk rock and indie were all born on the streets of London, and while big-name brands hog the real estate on Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, you can still count on Carnaby Street to remain true to its iconoclastic roots. Here, you’ll find Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green, Shinola and A.P.C within walking distance of each other. For real street cred though, drop into Lambretta, Oi Polloi and Baracuta.
Next, go east: Shoreditch and its surrounding areas are buzzing with creative, independent talent. Boxpark, on the corner of High Street is an eat/ shop/drink space made up of storage containers, housing brands such as Hype, The Brokedown Palace and the exclusive Idris Elba x Superdry collab.
And while London is the home of British menswear, the scene in Manchester is hotting up too. Check out the Northern Quarter, for stores like A Shop Called Wood that stock brands from Penfield to YMC. You’re bound to find something exclusive that no one else will have.