17-18 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1
Who you need to know Owner Rei Kawakubo
Brands include Comme des Garçons, Erik Schedin, Mark McNairy, Twins For Peace
Renowned as one of London’s most directional retail destinations, Dover Street Market is far from your standard market. Laid out with designer stalls, this avant-garde, six-floor store was masterminded about 10 years ago by Rei Kawakubo, creator of Japanese designer label Comme des Garçons.
Dover Street Market is worth a visit as much for a chance to see some outstandingly creative merchandising as discovering new brands.
During the past year, Kawakubo has teamed up with franchise partner IT Group to recreate the super-indie in Beijing.