London – A Shopaholic’s Paradise

With the change of season from summer to autumn upon us, I realise I need to top up my wardrobe and find some new clothes.  I did bring some suitable clothes with me from the US but I’ve discovered London is just about the trendiest city in the world and feel the need to find new items to fit in.  Really, though, does anyone need an excuse to go shopping?

Perhaps I’ve been spurred on by the recent London Fashion Week.  I can’t say I love all the fashion trends from the shows but certainly they were thought provoking.  According to ‘Drapers’, the primary source of business intelligence for the UK fashion industry, the upcoming colours trends include muted pinks, blues and purples with splashes of bright fuchsia and sky blue.  Autumnal burnt oranges and light brown will also be popular as will cobalt blue and teal.  As for the fabrics, apparently silks will be very big and the general trend is for more structure and tailoring and less being casual and ‘cool’.

Armed with all that knowledge, I am planning a weekend of hitting the shops.  I’m so lucky living at Vincent House as, within easy travel distances, I have a pick of shopping districts. Taking a short bus ride from the top of the road, I can get to either Oxford Street or to the Westfield shopping mall in Shepherd’s Bush in around 20 minutes (traffic being kind of course).

Even closer is Kensington High Street, which has a good selection of clothing shops I could be happy shopping in.  That’s a simple 10-minute ride on a choice of bus routes (52, 452, 27, 28 or 328) or one stop on the tube and, if the weather holds up, a fairly easy walk too.  So I am spoiled for choice and thankfully, as the weekend is two days, I may just make it a marathon event.  I am so looking forward to my expedition and dressing like a Londoner!


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