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The Shop at Bluebird
350 Kings RoadLondonSW3 5UU
- +44 (0)20 7351 3873
- Public transport:
- South Kensington, Underground
Packed with more attitude then gorgeous things they are trying to sell, this conceptual boutique is trying to be the King Road's answer to Paris' Colette but unfortunately this boutique's staff is tres merde. Whether they prefer groovin' out and singing to the lounge music as if on a photo shoot or dashing around all a flutter like they themselves are walking on some imaginary catwalk, the...more
I've seen this venue through a few iterations, but it's always impeccably presented stuff. Right now it is best described as a "concept store" which is not always a, erm, *concept* I love, but is contingent upon the curatorial vision of the people behind it. Luckily, thankfully (much to the chagrin of my wallet): Bluebird gets it right.
Cheeky paper goods (an insomniac's journal caught my...more
This is such a lifestyle shop. Yeah there are clothes, books, furniture, CD's and lots more but it's all set to the same tone. This place sells upmarket cool to Chelsea and doesn't really bother seeking your opinion about it. The layout is rectangular and simple, it is all about displaying the wares, it's like a model home, one of those show apartments for an androgynous fashionista who lacks...more
This is an odd place. Host to Fashion Week events and taking up a large building on the non-Sloane end of King's Road, it's half-Urban Outfitters, half-Conran Shop. The main bit has 'lifestyle' goods, ie. clothes, books, records and random crap. Now this crap is all very high quality, but much of it seems to have been chosen on merit of label or appearance alone.
Take the vinyl, for example....more
Sleek, chic, purveyors of only the drop-dead cool. An emporium of everything from apparel to household accents, this is where you take the most jaded and discerning shopper - the one who's cynical and totally over any place that's notoriously hip - they'll come away wowed.
Inside is an expanse of white, punctuated only occasionally with artistic clusters of merchandise. There's a...more