Mouki Mouby 21
For me the jewel in the crown is Mouki Mou at number 29. The store opened by Maria Lemos in 2013 has a quiet entrance selling delicate jewellery and fragrance. It is more lovely and less intimidating that Dover Street Market. However, when you descend the spiral staircase you fall down the rabbit hole into wonderland. The warren of tiny rooms are an utter delight, floors decorated with encaustic tiles reminiscent of Parco dei Principi in Sorento. Her offering from some of my favourite designers include coats by Toogood in thick, stiff canvas, silk day dresses with hand embroidered details from Jupe by Jackie, Dosa classics in divine colours, an Art & Science handbag to die for and separates in interesting wovens from 45rpm – a Japanese brand I have been following since I discovered their store in 169 Mercer St, New York a decade ago. This is as well as hand carved wooden spoons that would make perfect stocking fillers and a poncho by Denis Colomb, the French King of Cashmere, that I simply can't live without.
The temptation to submit when faced with a long list is long and a deadline fast approaching- my advice is to Keep Calm and Keep away from the High Street.