Claire de R. Books: The it-girls Book shop

Trying to disconnect? Rush into this bookshop hidden above a sexshop. To get there, try the hidden door and take the stairs up to the first floor. This little enclave has been created by a fashion expert / it-girl named Claire de Rouen. It is the ideal place to look through fashion books, pictures and crazy independent fashion magazines from all over the world.

We love: running into Lily Cole, the ultra trendy model and co-owner of the shop who comes from time to time.

Top: the ideal place for buying (yourself) little gifts, due to the diversity of prices (£5-£500). Designer’s biographies, collectors’ look-books, and exclusive publications….  A selection that will make your head spin. Impossible to leave without buying something!

Where to find it ?

Claire de Rouen

125 Charing Cross Road

WC2H 0EW London

020 7287 1813

clairederouenbooks.com

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