These Are the Best Streetwear Stores for Women in the UK
From London and Manchester to Belfast and Glasgow.
Shopping for streetwear has become a lot more seamless in recent years, with the category’s rise in popularity and its crossover into the luxury sphere. Despite this, it can still be hard to find stores that have a strong selection of the goods in women’s sizes. Most shops focus heavily on menswear, either stocking only men’s brands or products in larger sizes so we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the UK where you can actually cop streetwear that fits.
Between luxury department stores like Selfridges, sneaker-heavy shops like END. and specialized boutiques like MACHINE-A, we’ve got you covered everywhere from Glasgow and Belfast to London. Scroll below for the full list, and remember you can also shop most of these stores online so you won’t miss out whatever your home city.
END. has been a key player in the streetwear game for years and has expanded from Newcastle to further stores in Glasgow and London in recent years. Alongside apparel from the likes of COMME des GARÇONS PLAY, Champion and 1017 ALYX 9SM, there’s a huge selection of trainers on offer – in sizes for women too. Think staples like Nike Air Force 1s and adidas Originals Stan Smiths alongside more niche labels like Common Projects and of course, an endless drop of limited-edition collabs.
Where: Newcastle, Glasgow & London
Having originally opened its doors at its namesake address in Glasgow, 18 Montrose also has locations at King’s Cross, London and in Nottingham. In terms of apparel, it offers cozy closet staples from the likes of Champion, The North Face and Tommy Jeans. There are kicks like Nike’s Air Max 1, adidas Originals’ Falcon and for those of you who’ve sworn off sneakers for summer, the ever on-trend Birkenstocks.
Where: Glasgow, London & Nottingham
Perhaps the UK’s best-known luxury department store Selfridges has also become a key player in streetwear. Offering both designer-level streetwear brands like Off-White™ as well as smaller labels like South Korea’s Ader Error and Stockholm’s Eytys. Additionally, Selfridges also welcomed NYC’s KITH into the store with its own bespoke space within the London flagship, complete with a mini Treats store for those with a sweet tooth. And if it’s sneakers you’re looking for, there’s no shortage of kicks in the shop’s massive shoe destination.
Where: Manchester, Birmingham, London
In partnership with SHOWstudio, MACHINE-A has an expertly-curated edit of independent designers. They have a range of high-end designers like Maison Margiela and JW Anderson and emerging British labels like Art School and Richard Quinn. However, streetwear fans will be quick to spot labels like London’s own A-COLD-WALL* and Matthew Williams’ 1017 ALYX 9SM amongst the mix.
Flannels has multiple stores across the UK, with its largest one to date, the London flagship, due to open doors next month. There are plenty of designer brands to choose from here, as well as a spotlight on young designers like Ashley Williams. For your sports-infused streetwear needs though, look no further than Off-White™, Palm Angels and Y-3.
Where: Across the UK
This independent luxury boutique is located in Cambridge and has an impressive roster of brands like Off-White™, Moncler, Burberry, COMME des GARÇONS PLAY and more for customers to choose from. The trainer offering is more on the higher-end of the scale but accessories are where this shop really shines. Cop Burberry baseball caps, Off-White™ handbags, Gucci sunglasses and more.
This Irish boutique exudes chic thanks to its minimal approach to design and carefully selected brands. The store definitely lies on the more sophisticated side of streetwear and stocks more feminine brands like GANNI and Isabel Marant but you can expect to see casualwear from Helmut Lang, MM6 Maison Margiela and adidas by Stella McCartney too.