Chosen by Karen Peacock, director of design, Debenhams
Set in the heart of Upper Street in Angel, north London, Diverse is a multi-brand boutique stocking a great selection of favourite designer brands - Vanessa Bruno, Sass & Bide and Marc by Marc Jacobs to name a few. The accessories are great, with a well-edited selection of footwear including Opening Ceremony and Ash, bags by Ally Capellino and Marc by Marc Jacobs and jewellery by a range of interesting designers at affordable prices.
Set over two floors, this indie has a simple, airy interior, offering a well thought-out assortment of accessories and an edited range of denim that has its finger firmly on the pulse in terms of the latest brands.
The service is always friendly and helpful, and it’s a great destination shop for those Saturday afternoons when I really don’t have the energy to make the journey into the West End.
Parking is free after lunchtime, and you can’t beat a visit to treat yourself followed by tea and cake in nearby patisserie Ottolenghi.
Address 294 Upper Street, Islington, London N1
Telephone 020 7359 8877
Owners Gabrielle Parker and Gary Lincoln
Brands include APC, Forte_Forte, Isabel Marant, Martin Margiela, Sonia Rykiel