One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art - Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


It is officially too cold to shop. Or rather, it is officially too cold to trawl the shops and spend any time outside and now that it is coming up to Christmas I point blank refuse to go to Westfield or any other such crowded shopping experiences. So instead, until I come out of hibernation, all my shopping shall be done on line. Here are my top 5 online boutiques for gifts and goodies galore.

1. Beyond the Valley

This online boutique specialises in under the radar labels: my go to when I want to find that unique fashion statement.

Arrow Print Jumper by Beyond the Valley

Silver Wedge Ankle Boots, by Finsk
Gold beaded necklace, by Fiona Paxton

2. Wolf and Badger

A new(ish) concept store in Notting Hill that also offers an online shop. Sadly the website is currently under construction but check it out :

3. Not Just a Label

This is the best source for tomorrow's talent.

Classic Diamond Pendant by Myia Bonner
Zip maxi by Fanny and Jessy
Grey dyed drape dress by Julia and Ben
4. Austique

For luxe labels and perfect gifts for girlie girls: a Chelsea girls' favourite stop. Labels include Alice + Olivia, Alex Monroe and Winter Kate.

Camilla and Marc mini dress
Hummingbird necklace by Alex Monroe

je t'aime purse by Rebecca Minkoff

5. Atelier Mayer

The vintage specialists, with rare collectors items dating back as far as the 1920s.

Rafael Lopez brocade one sleeved dress