Combine London's love of markets with a cutting edge aesthetic and luxury fashion, and you'll come close to Dover Street Market. In simple terms DSM is a six floor, 1200 square metres department store... Read More
Combine London's love of markets with a cutting edge aesthetic and luxury fashion, and you'll come close to Dover Street Market. In simple terms DSM is a six floor, 1200 square metres department store in Mayfair, with Mayfair prices to match. But the carefully curated fashion and Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo's warehouse chic design make it stand out from any other luxury shopping destination. The minimalist interiors have stark steel beams, bare brick walls and portaloos for changing rooms. The 50 designers stocked adapt to their surroundings with Lanvin and Givenchy pieces displayed against corrugated iron, salvaged wood and contemporary art. Every six months they undergo 'tachiagri,' meaning new beginnings, when the store will be closed as designers reconfigure the space, so don't be surprised if it looks different every time you visit.
- Best Shopping: "It may be called a market, but don't expect market prices or a market experience. Price tags can terrify."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Distinctive in style from any other department store, Dover Street Market combines the contemporary creativity of an art space with a consumer shopping experience.