Rivington Street, London EC2
Who you need to know Owners Brix Smith-Start and Philip Start
Brands include Christopher Kane, Equipment, Helmut Lang, Moncler, Mr Start, Rick Owens
This three-store east London indie, founded by husband-and-wife team Philip Start and Brix Smith-Start, is the only place in the area to buy many of the dynamic and niche brands it stocks.
In the past couple of years, Start has set its sights beyond simply running the store and on to the men’s wholesale market.
Last year, the indie relaunched its transactional website, which Philip Start described as a “very important” channel.