05 February 2013 by

Calling All Londoners! We Need You To Vote For Your Favourite Shop For Grazia Local

Grazia Local is back, and this time we're focussing on London town. Now we know Londoners are fiercely loyal when it comes to their postcodes, so what better way to explore our capital's offerings than turning it into a competition between North, South, East and West London? Should make for some interesting input...

Today we're after your input as to which knick knack or homeware shops are the best, which vintage shop floats your boat and which fashion boutique is chic-er than chic.

Let us know your thoughts in the polls below.

Fashion Boutique

Clockwise from top left Tea Cup Boutique, Oliver Bonas, Matches, LNCC

Tea Cup Boutique, NW3

Spoil yourself with the designer treats in this girly boutique tucked just off the famous Hampstead high street. Eye up pieces from Alexander Wang, Wildfox, Rag and Bone and Markus Lupfer.

Oliver Bonas, SE22

Oliver Bonas is full of electric fashion, jewellery and accessories. A brilliant one-stop shop if you can’t face Central London.

Matches, TW9

Matches have the most incredible designer selection of ready to wear and accessories and a plethora of iPads in store so you can peruse their online selection too.


Achingly cool, LN-CC can only be visited by appointment only. Inside you'll find a selection of East London's hippest labels and a bar. That sound like our kind of shopping experience.

Vintage Store

Clockwise from top left: Scarlett Rage Vintage, The Emporium, East End Thrift Store, Sitara

Scarlett Rage Vintage, N8

A refreshing chic change to your normal vintage shop a la jumble sale, Scarlett Vintage displays all its goodies on easy to browse rails in in this boutique style store.

The Emporium, SE10

According to the owner, The Emporium buys merchandise in as they see it, not as they need it, meaning all the pieces are something special and of near perfect quality.

Sitara, W11

This homeware store has a mixture of new and antique pieces, packed to the rafters with a mixture of furniture, ornaments, trinkets and gifts.

East End Thrift Store, E1

This legendary East London vintage store has a huge collection over two floors at super-reasonable prices.


Knick Knack/Homeware Shop

Clockwise from top left, Future and Found, Brixi, Lyndons Stitch and Beads, Pelicans and Parrots

Future and Found, NW5

This is the sort of place you’d expect to see nestled in trendy Shoreditch but instead you’ll find it on Tufnell Park’s peaceful fortress road selling simple and trendy accessories for the home with a chic Scandinavian vibe.

Brixi, SW9

Set in Brixton Village, Brixi is full of weird, wonderful and beautiful crafts to take your home from blah to kitsch cool.

Lyndons Stich And Beads, W11

A paradise for haberdashery fanatics, with an entire wall of ribbons at the back on the shop, and enough trimmings, beads and sewing kit to keep even the craftiest among us satisfied.

Pelicans And Parrots, N16

A mixture of classic tailored and trend aware vintage fashion, furniture and interiors.



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Bunny Martin (Wed Feb 06 13:00:23 GMT 2013): I LOVE Brixi - it"s never let me down when I'm out looking for the weird and wonderful and totally original!
Bronwyn Lowenthal (Wed Feb 06 13:41:54 GMT 2013): Vote for Brixi for best local knick knack store. They always have the coolest cards and cutest gifts and weird and interesting bits and bobs. The buyer has a great eye and it's displayed brilliantly. http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/conversation/entertainment/londons-grazia-readers-we-need-you-to-vote-for-your-favourite-shop-for-grazia-local
George Dorgan (Wed Feb 06 14:05:57 GMT 2013): Brixi is such a refreshing change from the anonymity of most other shops - everything feels bespoke and special.
Imogen Paton (Wed Feb 06 14:09:05 GMT 2013): Brixi wins every time!
Sinead Koehler (Wed Feb 06 15:30:11 GMT 2013): Brixi gets my vote for sure - I love how every item has a quirky story to go along with it. So many beautiful things displayed in a really creative way. Inspiring
Kathleen Patricia Keefe (Wed Feb 06 16:09:07 GMT 2013): "BRIXI" is the coolest local knick knack shop/gallery to go and find something original.You can buy something beautiful to brighten up yours or somebody elses life. Love it..."BRIXI" gets my vote everytime. the owner Emy, is also helpful, delightful and has very good taste.
Debra Knowles (Thu Feb 07 11:35:23 GMT 2013): Future and Found is so stylish and tasteful. A real welcome to lovely Tufnell Park.
Clare SkilbeckEdgar (Thu Feb 07 15:09:26 GMT 2013): Brixi wins!
Richard Hochuli (Thu Feb 07 18:02:51 GMT 2013): now heres somethingvdpecial, a must visit south of the river.
Derek Keefe (Thu Feb 07 19:14:09 GMT 2013): BRIXI is the Best Shop in Brixton..Lots of things to buy...I just Love it...
Christian Ellesse (Thu Feb 07 20:08:37 GMT 2013): Brixi is number one. Very stylish and managed with an obvious love for design.
Kate Poulter (Thu Feb 07 20:16:04 GMT 2013): Future & Found one of North London's best kept secrets!
Anna Wernick (Thu Feb 07 20:21:15 GMT 2013): Future and Found leaves gives you that elated feeling of finding the perfect thing
Sabrina Samsoodin (Thu Feb 07 23:24:33 GMT 2013): Voting BRIXI all the way!
Sabrina Kaïci (Fri Feb 08 09:41:28 GMT 2013): BRIXI rocks. No doubt it's a winner with its different offer from any other shop miles around.
Gail Bryson (Fri Feb 08 15:14:26 GMT 2013): I can't visit Future and Found without leaving with a treat for my home. Always find something new and interesting!
Rian Kanduth (Fri Feb 08 19:05:41 GMT 2013): Future & Found is such a welcome addition to Tufnell Park a much needed injection of style! Vote for Future & Found trust me I'm a local! Go visit!
James Beck (Fri Feb 08 20:29:45 GMT 2013): Future & Found is a superb addition to the NW5 area - a gem of a store - products you'd be chuffed to have in your own home or giving as gifts to others!
David Arnold (Mon Feb 11 18:36:14 GMT 2013): Future and Found. I'd be lost without it now.
Julia Rafferty (Sun Feb 17 11:06:59 GMT 2013): Brixi is fantastic. Originals and so much choice. The owner has an eye for quirky detail. Brixi should win.
Julia Rafferty (Sun Feb 17 11:08:19 GMT 2013): Brixi is amazing. It should winwinwin.