London Fashion Week runs from 16-20 September 2016, and if you’re feeling inspired to inject a little new-season style into your life, check out The Resident’s pick of the best fashion boutiques in west London for your AW16 wardrobe essentials
1 Lulu Lemon
On those non haute-couture days, it’s all about efficient dressing. Going from fitness class to the streets? Look no further than Lulu Lemon for trendy athletic pieces that will look as good on the street as they do at the barre. The ‘athleisure’ trend – à la Beyoncé’s Ivy Park – is still huge this season, so don your trainers and switch your trousers for some joggers. Plus look out for edgy printed tights, quality fabrics and unique cuts.
3-4 Dome Building TW9 1DT; 020 8948 5151; lululemon.co.uk
Oversized coats are set to be huge this autumn/winter season, with LFW experimenting with all the different styles for a huge statement overcoat. In west London, Joseph is certainly one of the best boutiques when it comes to beautifully tailored and unique outerwear, and seems to strike the perfect balance between fashion and suitability. This season, expect lots of charcoals juxtaposed with pops of colour and think big – really big.
28 Hill Street, Richmond TW9 1TW; 020 8940 7045; joseph-fashion.com
3 Wolf and Badger
With an eclectic mix of the world’s best independent designers, Wolf & Badger transports you from LFW’s runway to glam street style and everything in between too. With dozens of cutting-edge, unique designs, you’re bound to discover your new favourite independent brand. Get noticed in a velvet top or tinsel mini dress, loaded with quirky accessories that are sure to elevate your look up a notch or two.
46 Ledbury Road W11 2AB; 020 7229 5698; wolfandbadger.com
4 Merchant Archive
Fashion week would not be fashion week without glamour, and the vintage vibe is trending again this September. Amp up your look with a unique find among Merchant Archive’s exquisite vintage collections, or try on their in-store brand instead. Check out their floor-grazing silk shirt dress or cosy up in an oversized coat embossed with hints of silk and wool to give it that luxe feel. The store will be all the inspiration you need to combine vintage and contemporary looks.
19 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill W11 2EU; 020 7229 9006; merchantarchive.com
5 Feather & Stitch
This boutique does it all, offering an extensive collection of designers for their shop’s small size. Do as the runway models do and go full glamour with a luxe leather skirt, or a faux fur coat. Don’t know how to pair your new pieces together? Don’t fret; the shop offers complimentary styling sessions. The Feather & Stitch team will work together to find you an outfit you absolutely love.
16 King Street, Richmond TW9 1ND; 020 8332 2717; featherandstitch.com
6 Wild Swans
A small boutique founded by Caroline van Luthje is the best that Scandi fashion has to offer, and with this look set to feature heavily at LFW, there is no better time to pay this beautiful store a visit. The shop emanates Scandinavian calm, style and sensibility. And just to make sure you’re really into the indulgent and glamorous feel of everything LFW entails, champagne is always served to customers at the weekend. You don’t get a better shopping experience than that.
14 Devonshire Road, Chiswick W4 2HD; 020 8742 8555; wild-swans.com
7 Chiswick Auctions
It wouldn’t be a fashion week without super high-end, true glamour and designer styles making their way to the top of the trend stakes. Do you fancy treating yourself to something a little more special? Or perhaps it’s a lifelong dream to own a vintage Louis Vuitton or Chanel handbag? Chiswick Auctions often houses many vintage designer items so is a great place to pay a visit – even if it is just for a nosey.
1 Colville Road, South Acton W3 8BL; 020 8992 4442; chiswickauctions.co.uk
8 Neck & Neck
Did you see Blue Ivy at the VMAs? Awww! And Kim Kardashian West knows just how to style up little North in tutus and a top knot. Yep, the little ones are taking over the fashion scene with their teeny tiny Converse and determination to wear things their way (preferably accessorised with fairy wings). Spanish brand Neck & Neck offers stylish children’s clothes from new born to 12 years. Think espadrille lace-up flats, smocked dresses and adorable sets complete with prim, proper collars. Your tot will easily be the best-dressed in the nursery this autumn.
18B Hill Rise, Richmond TW10 6UA; 020 8940 5333; neckandneck.com
9 Badger & Earl
For something a little bit different and with haberdashery as one of the leading influences this season, Badger & Earl is great for those who like to create their own clothes. Sequins and trims are in style for autumn and this little store lets you sit with a cuppa and create your own products. They work with local craftspeople and showcase their work for you to buy and be inspired by.
14a Sutton Court Road, Chiswick W4 4NG; 020 8994 0205; badgerandearl.com