There are a lot of shops in London that cater to the fashion set — Browns and Dover Street Market to name a few — but there’s another name that has been building buzz since five years ago. Hostem is one of Shoreditch’s most exciting boutique. Located in East London, the store might not appear glossy from the outside, but there’s a treasure trove of distinctive luxury labels from around the world. Hostem now has temporarily relocated to 28 Old Nichol Street, E2 7HR, London while renovations take place at Hostem’s old Redchurch location, which is set to re-open for FW16.
Just a stone’s throw from the Redchurch HQ, you would not see any sign or name of the store but once you’re in, Hostem Spring Store is a 230-sqm space with a gallery-like interior complemented by artworks from the likes of Graham Collins, Lucien Smith and Kika Karadi. On the main shop floor, Spring 2016 collections from Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, Lanvin, Loewe, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Thom Browne, Yohji Yamamoto and more are enclosed by an aged-oak frame, inspired by the work of Oscar Tuazon. A Douglas fir Marfa picnic table sits at the center to invoke conversation that would refine the shopping experience.
28 Old Nichol Street
London E2 7HR
+44 (0) 20 77 39 9733
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