With the Wimbledon Championships in full swing, take the opportunity to go shopping on the nearby High Street. Home to gorgeous fashion boutiques, cafés and restaurants, Wimbledon is a destination in its own right. And if you’re in SW19 anyway, it would be rude not to…
Words: Madeleine Howell
1 Joseph Azagury
Joseph Azagury’s shoes are all handmade in London. Billed as ‘works of art’, they are also both a practical and elegant choice of footwear for the summer season. Each design is carefully drawn, sculpted and created by Joseph himself, who studied at London’s prestigious Cordwainers. His comfortable flats and perfectly formed heels are real treasures – whether you’d rather champagne-coloured satin stilettos or casual raffia pumps, there’s a pair for you.
2 Church Road, Wimbledon Village SW19 5DL; 020 8944 9772; josephazagury.co.uk
Matches in Wimbledon is one of five London stores that showcase an edit of the 400 menswear and womenswear designers available via the Matches online platform. It’s an airy, beautifully curated destination. There’s Emilia Wickstead for soft, feminine silhouettes, modern wardrobe staples by Lanvin for men and active wear by Huez, Brandblack and X-Bionic for sporty types. Complete the picture with a tote from Dunhill or Mulberry, and you’ll be good to go.
36 High Street, Wimbledon Village SW19 5BY; 020 8947 9777; matchesfashion.com
Trilogy is known first and foremost for being experts in denim, and offer one-on-one denim styling. It also stocks a number of brands adored by the A-list – from gorgeous gauze blouses by Rebecca Taylor to smart, lightweight jackets designed by Helene Berman. If you buy one thing for the holidays, go for the kaleidoscope print Iris kaftan by Lily & Lionel – it’s one of the most sought after brands up in the Liberty’s scarf hall.
56A High Street, Wimbledon SW19 5EE; 020 8739 0001; trilogystores.co.uk
4 Evie Loves Toast
This high street boutique is a go-to destination for jewellery, gifts and goodies for the whole family. We love the irreverent slogan makeup bags, the metallic clutches and the summery kids t-shirts by Bob & Blossom. Stock up on dainty chains by Estella Bartlett to match the holiday kaftans and pretty womenswear from Yaya Clothing, and buy the ‘I’d Rather Be Drinking Gin & Tonic’ fine bone china mug by Stubbs Mugs for the friend who has everything.
22 High Street, Wimbledon SW19 5DX; 0208 944 1992; evielovestoast.com
5 Diane Von Furstenburg
The eponymous Diane Von Furstenberg, famed for creating the iconic wrap dress, launched her label back in the Seventies. Today, her collections are still turning heads. A true fashion world institution, she even has her own reality TV show, House of DVF – try on her summer pieces for yourself in SW19’s very own boutique, nestled between Neom Organics and Mary’s Living and Giving shop.
38b High Street, Wimbledon SW19 5BY; 020 8605 9156; uk.dvf.com