To either calm the nerves or contain the excitement, Present London recommends a strong espresso or an indulgent Cappuccino before exploring their boutique. The award winning dose of caffeine prepares each customer for a unique shopping experience; located outside is a distressed yellow bench to plan your retail strategy whilst quenching your thirst.
Daring to actually enter the store, Present offers an array of mini departments that you can explore whilst burning off the caffeine buzz. Whether collecting fashion and art books, finding a quirky gift for a friend or purchasing a new pair of Vans is your agenda for the day, Present is the perfect shop.
Of course, the independent retailer stocks a niche selection of brands to fulfil those who acquire a taste for good quality, established labels. True to their British name, William Fox and Sons offer a selection of shorts in a variety of quirky prints. Choose from a rabbit print (in black or red) or floral pattern to make the most of the beautiful weather. Pair with a stripe tee or celebrate the Olympics with a retro English flag t-shirt to complete the look. All you need now is a pair of vintage Carrera sunglasses from the online store.
The newest brand that has joined Present’s lifestyle store is Tsovet. The American brand specialises in watches inspired by vintage industrial gauges. In particular, the resilient and accurate nature of the instrumentation is their focus whilst designing.
On leaving the store, I’m sure you will need another Prufrock caffeine fix to relax after a fantastic encounter with a quirky collection of goods. Or maybe simply boil the kettle for a homemade coffee whilst browsing the website.