I love womenswear retailer Austique because the team, made up of owner Katie Kanvin and her colleagues, have an eye for finding something different and nurturing young talent in a positive way.
The shop is full of fashion jewels and has something new every time you pop in. Katie is launching an own label, which is a natural extension for Austique.
I like businesses that nurture small, unknown brands and Katie is extremely passionate about the fashion industry. She constantly offers her customers something different.
The Austique staff acknowledge you without being fussy and understand what you want.
They remember your previous purchases and show you new labels they think you’ll like.
The shop is on the King’s Road in west London, which used to be all about uniqueness, but due to rising rates it’s now full of multiples. It is so refreshing to see a great indie with a point of difference which has lots of fantastic choice.
Address 330 King’s Road, London SW3
Owner Katie Kanvin
Telephone 020 7376 4555
Brands include Alice & Olivia, Camilla and Marc, Libelula, Thurley, Yeojin Bae
- Chosen by Vicki Day, director of PR company Pure Sauce