Oxford Street Luxury Shopping Destination

Oxford Street is a busy retail district with over 300 shops and designer outlets selling their wares.  Apart from well-known high street labels, you will also find high-end brands at its famous department stores.

If you are visiting from out of town, it is worth keeping in mind that many luxury London hotels are strategically located in this area.  One such example is The Montcalm London Marble Arch.  Of course, staying in a luxury London hotel near Oxford Street would guarantee an easy walk from your accommodation to the shops.

Here is a quick look at the go-to places for some high-end shopping:

John Lewis

One of the best loved department stores for locals, John Lewis on Oxford Street spans over 7 levels and sells just about anything you can think of.  It is particularly famous for its luxury fabrics and plush linen, as well as its extravagant hampers and fine foods.

In terms of fashion labels, you can expect to find Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Reiss, Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker and much more.

Like other true department stores, John Lewis offers specialist services such as fashion advice, furnishing advice and personalised stationary.  Its Food Hall is also a perfect stop if you are after a little snack to keep you going.

Selfridges

A few doors from John Lewis is the world famous Selfridges department store.  Its charmingly intricate exterior and beautifully decorated interior has made it a top spot for tourists.  Some come to the store to take photos, while others dive straight into the impressive food hall where you can enjoy salt beef sandwiches, sample delicate olive oils and buy smooth creamy chocolates.

Still, most come to Selfridges to get their hands on the latest designer offerings.  Leather goods such as handbags and wallets are particularly popular.  Some of the brands it stocks include Mulberry, Longchamp, Fendi, Prada and Louis Vuitton.

Its range of designer fashion is also extensive.  Expect to find Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Saint Laurent, Burberry and Emilio Pucci amongst many others.

For those who love fine jewellery, the Tag Heuer, Longines and Georg Jensen collections also make a visit worthwhile.

St Christopher’s Place

If you look out for the purple clock as you walk down Oxford Street, you will notice an entrance or opening to St Christopher’s Place.  For those who love to shop in quieter surrounds, this tucked away section is a fantastic alternative to the busy department stores.  Here you will find labels such as Mulberry, Marimekko, Kurt Geiger, Whistles, Jones Bootmaker and Reiss to satisfy your shopping needs.  Since a number of luxury London hotels are just around the corner, you can also pop into one of them for a quiet drink afterwards.

Debenhams

Another big department store, Debenhams is known for its beauty range as well as its fashion labels.  Its flagship store on Oxford Street boasts 5 floors for fashion, a shoes hall and a big beauty hall.  Although it doesn’t have a food hall, it has no less than 4 places to eat.

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