One of the most famous fashion emporiums in London, Joan Burnstein's style mecca is still a force to be reckoned with. Every label is lovingly hand-picked, and you can choose from the likes of Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang and Yves Saint Laurent. More than this though, Browns is a complete shopping experience, where there is always something new and spectacular to see, whether it is a one off silk wrap from Indonesia or a precious gemstone ring from Rajasthan. And, of course, where you can find out which labels are hot, which are classics and which are about to get big quicker than you can say "fashion victim".

Location:  23-27 South Molton Street

Business hours:  Mo-We 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Th-Fr 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Sa 10:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.