Shop like a Pro in London



Shopping in London. Photo Credit: kthread. C.C.License.


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London is known the world over for its style sense, so it follows that the capital should have some of the best shops around. But before you and your cash head out the door, refresh your shopping smarts.

Know where to go.
If you're shopping on a budget, Oxford Street and Camden Town can't be beaten. The first offers high-street classics like Topshop, Zara and H&M. Amy Winehouse's area, Camden, is better for offbeat picks. If money's less of a concern, then try Knightsbridge. Upscale department stores Harrods and Harvey Nichols can provide the perfect Christian Louboutin shoes to match your Stella McCartney bag and Marc Jacobs dress. A venture to the high-end boutiques of Sloane Street is another good idea if you feel like buying your Prada alongside celebs and royals.

Time your buying wisely.
It's all about the sales, dear. Do you really think every person you carrying a designer handbag on the Tube paid retail price? January marks the city's biggest sale season, with massive discounts as most shops try to move out the last of their current collections. How does 70 percent off sound? July gives another chance for good deals, so plan your Selfridges trips accordingly.

Remember those manners.
You don't want this to be you.

Enough said. Have fun shopping, and take care not to ruin your new Chloe shoes by trampling a friend.

- Jill Hilbrenner