Leah Moss – Marylebone Online http://maryleboneonline.co.uk Marylebone's Online Home Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:13:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Nightlife: after hours in Marylebone http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/after-hours-marylebone-nightlife/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/after-hours-marylebone-nightlife/#respond Thu, 05 Mar 2015 02:25:03 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3141 The Marylebone nightlife scene is often not given as much recognition as neighbouring Mayfair and Soho, as its reputation is centred on shopping and a selection of top restaurants. However, a number of bars and pubs around Marylebone High Street make Marylebone a perfect location for a night out. Here are a few options… Pub: [...]

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The Marylebone nightlife scene is often not given as much recognition as neighbouring Mayfair and Soho, as its reputation is centred on shopping and a selection of top restaurants. However, a number of bars and pubs around Marylebone High Street make Marylebone a perfect location for a night out. Here are a few options…

Grazing Goat Marylebone OfferPub: The Grazing Goat

Situated on New Quebec Street, just a short stroll from Marble Arch tube, this is one of the best places in Marylebone for after-work drinks. Technically a gastro-pub, it occupies the perfect space between a cosy traditional pub and a relaxing restaurant. The dining room is upstairs, and serves great food, but downstairs at the bar area is the busiest and full of locals, with an extensive list of cocktails and wines. Be warned – this place is very busy in the evenings, especially on the weekends, meaning you will probably have to stand, but luckily it manages to avoid feeling like a rowdy pub. With an elegant but homely interior, The Grazing Goat has an atmosphere suited for all types of occasions, and is the perfect spot to start your evening. As sping approaches, you’ll soon be able to enjoy yourself outside with a G&T on a sunny evening.

Churchill BarBar: The Churchill Bar & Terrace

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Portman Square has one of London’s most sophisticated bars and terraces. Heated all year round with blankets and cosy seating, the private terrace does have a minimum spend of £25 per person after 4pm, but this is unsurprising for such an elegant hotel in such a perfect location. Originally designed with a young Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine in mind, guests can enjoy exquisite surroundings both inside and out, with subtle references to Churchill’s taste in art and literature. More importantly, there is a dazzling selection of signature cocktails. The Trafalgar Sour and The Churchill Martini are among the best, and as you can probably tell, the menu has a strong British theme, combining unique flavours with the finest of spirits. This is a top spot in Marylebone to enjoy impeccable service and a relaxing atmosphere, and perhaps even a cigar on the terrace in true Churchill style.

BonbonniereClub: Bonbonniere

Right around the corner, recent opening Bonbonniere on Orchard Street is a decadent nightclub in the very heart of Marylebone. For those of you who like to stay out slightly later, or are looking for somewhere to head after a late dinner, this is the place to go! Designed by the team behind The Armani Hotel, the interior is undeniably extravagant; the nightclub is heavily inspired by the infamous Fabergé Egg, with a centrally located Fabergé Egg DJ booth framed by shelves of mini equivalents, and is host to a luxurious sweet shop. This eccentric spot has fast become a celebrity haunt, offering one of the most decadent cocktail menus in London that manages to brilliantly combine the finest quality Russian vodka’s with champagnes and sweet liquors.
Open until 3am and hosting a number of events on the weekend, it’s ideal for those wanting a livelier alternative and somewhere to have a dance.

Elsewhere in London…

Inception Group seem to be taking the capital by storm. Their collection of bar, restaurant and club concepts includes Barts, Mr Fogg’s, Maggies and Bunga Bunga.

beaver_lodgeMost recently, they’ve added Beaver Lodge to the list as their latest club venue on Fulham Road. A recent visit by the Marylebone Online team left us all wanting more as soon as we stepped inside the cabin bar and dance saloon based on the log cabins found in places such as Jackson Hole, Wyoming ‘The Cowboy State’, U.S.A. Think Bulleit Bourbon, cheerleaders, line dancing staff and a whole host of other fun. Definitely worth a visit.


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Marylebone’s Man Made launches own product range http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/marylebones-man-made-launches-product-range/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/marylebones-man-made-launches-product-range/#respond Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:13:13 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3126 Man Made, the gentlemen’s grooming specialist on George Street, has launched its own hair care range. The new products have been carefully selected by Man Made’s Creative Director Dan Gregory to fit with the lifestyle and image of Man Made’s Marylebone clientele. The Man Made London Hair Range has the bathroom and styling products to fit any [...]

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Man Made, the gentlemen’s grooming specialist on George Street, has launched its own hair care range.

The new products have been carefully selected by Man Made’s Creative Director Dan Gregory to fit with the lifestyle and image of Man Made’s Marylebone clientele.

The Man Made London Hair Range has the bathroom and styling products to fit any man looking for easy to use but lasting products to fit his image and lifestyle. Starting with an everyday shampoo and conditioner to cleanse and refresh the hair, Man Made also offer a range of 1-10 Numerical Hold Styling products.

Dan says “A product range should reflect who you are, this is me and its also our clients past, present and future.”

More information: manmadelondon.com


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Review: Pachamama http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-pachamama/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-pachamama/#respond Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:30:32 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3097 Pachamama is Marylebone’s (relatively) recent contribution to London’s growing Peruvian food scene. Following the success of Chotto Matte, Ceviche and Michelin-star winning Lima, the South American country’s cuisine is ever growing in popularity, with its array of small and shareable dishes alongside classics such as ceviche, with a few Pisco Sours to accompany. Decorated as [...]

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Pachamama is Marylebone’s (relatively) recent contribution to London’s growing Peruvian food scene. Following the success of Chotto Matte, Ceviche and Michelin-star winning Lima, the South American country’s cuisine is ever growing in popularity, with its array of small and shareable dishes alongside classics such as ceviche, with a few Pisco Sours to accompany.

Decorated as an eccentric Colonial family home, the restaurant itself feels a bit like an old-fashioned hacienda. With earthy wooden tables and exposed brick walls, the interior is shabby chic but thoughtfully detailed, with lots of space and plenty of seating, as well as two private dining rooms. It’s surprisingly busy on a Monday evening, but still feels a lot less like a bar than its Soho equivalents.

What gives Pachamama an edge from its fellow Peruvian eateries is its focus on using classic British homegrown ingredients. Head Chef Tom Catley has impressive credentials; previously head chef at Ottolenghi, Nathan Outlaw and Peyton & Byrne, he has also worked alongside Rick Stein before his time at Amaz, a renowned restaurant in Lima. For his venture into Peruvian cuisine, he’s chosen to adapt traditional dishes for the British taste buds, using the highly acclaimed Josper Oven and Robata grill. This makes for an interesting menu – featuring horseradish, brussel sprouts and butternut squash, combined with the most basic of native ingredients such as corn and plantain.

The menu is divided into Snacks (appetizer dishes), followed by Land, Sea and Soil for main courses, and Sweets for desert. In terms of size, the appetizer’s didn’t feel much smaller than the mains – we’d recommend picking a couple of plates from each section.

To start, we shared the Padron peppers, a favourite of mine, and the Salt & Aji squid, which was a step above your usual calamari and served with a garlic sauce. Though I hate to admit it, I’m not a huge fan of Ceviche – so we opted for the Yellowtail tuna served with soy and pickled potato, asparagus in saffron yolk and peanuts. Both were fresh and delicious, and after much deliberating over the meat section, we followed the friendly waitress’s recommendation of chicken anticuchos. This went down particularly well – slightly spicy, the meat was juicy and served with a sweet charred corn puree, and probably the most classically Peruvian dish of the evening.

However it was the crispy lamb belly that was undoubtedly the most memorable. The meat itself was salty and flavoured, crispy on the outside and incredibly tender and fatty on the inside, most likely the result of the Josper Oven which grills the meat on both sides. Served with miso and a spicy but creamy green aji sauce, it almost dissolved on the tongue, making it one of the best dishes I’ve had in some time. If there is one piece of advice for a visit to Pachamama, the lamb belly is a must order.

To drink we opted for a twist on the Peruvian classic – the Papa’s Pisco made of pisco brandy (the national spirit of Peru) with lime, egg white and amargo chuncho. That’s another great thing about Pachamama, the selection of innovative cocktails and a welcoming bar area also makes it the perfect place to visit for some drinks.

What is most impressive about Pachamama is its ability to make such innovative dishes feel perfectly at ease, in an atmosphere that is equally as relaxed in comparison to the hustle and bustle of similar eateries elsewhere in London. By combining such an interesting array of quality ingredients, the menu remains authentic while utilising carefully source British ingredients. For anyone who enjoys Peruvian cuisine, Pachamama should be near the top of your list with its offering of high quality, adventurous food in a warm and characterful setting.

Information

18 Thayer Street
Marylebone
London
W1U 3JY

Nearest Tube: Bond Street

Phone: +44 (0)20 7935 9393
Website: pachamamalondon.com


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New opening: Twist at Crawford http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/news/new-opening-twist-crawford/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/news/new-opening-twist-crawford/#respond Tue, 16 Dec 2014 02:10:04 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3065 A brand new kitchen and tapas bar has opened in the heart of Marylebone – Twist at Crawford is opening just in time for Christmas festivities. Twist, situated at 42 Crawford Street, has a unique interior offering a warm, casual environment with friendly attentive staff. Executive Head Chef Eduardo Tuccillo, a Neapolitan with a culinary [...]

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A brand new kitchen and tapas bar has opened in the heart of Marylebone – Twist at Crawford is opening just in time for Christmas festivities.

Twist, situated at 42 Crawford Street, has a unique interior offering a warm, casual environment with friendly attentive staff. Executive Head Chef Eduardo Tuccillo, a Neapolitan with a culinary philosophy that reflects knowledge gained from prestigious mentors such as Alain Ducasse, has a dynamic vision and a deep enthusiasm for freshly sourced food with a modern twist. His recipes follow natural and nutritional principles, while combining different cuisines and family traditions to create a range of exciting tapas.

Alongside the tapas, Twist offers an additional lunch, special weekend brunch and take away menu.

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Baker Street Christmas Market http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/baker-street-christmas-market/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/baker-street-christmas-market/#respond Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:49:03 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3064 The Baker Street Quarter Partnership will be extending their regular monthly food market to a delicious two-day Christmas festival delight this week. The market will be open from 11AM-3PM on the 10th and 11th December at 55 Baker Street. Visitors can enjoy stalls offering street cuisine from all around the world, whilst browsing a selection [...]

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The Baker Street Quarter Partnership will be extending their regular monthly food market to a delicious two-day Christmas festival delight this week.

The market will be open from 11AM-3PM on the 10th and 11th December at 55 Baker Street. Visitors can enjoy stalls offering street cuisine from all around the world, whilst browsing a selection of exciting gift stalls to pick up Christmas shopping.

During the two days there will be the opportunity to taste mouthwatering Indian cuisine from Double Tree By Hilton Marble Arch, purchase Elemis beauty products and best selling books from Quercus, accompanied by a hearty stew from Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. There will be a number of local businesses at the market; Roti Chai will be offering Indian Street Food, Souli soups and sandwiches, steamed lunches from That’s Vapore and local charity Munch in Marylebone with their delicious freshly baked cakes. Hush Hush Chef will be offering their ever-popular quiches and Carribean pattis will be provided by Rummanco.

There will also be mulled wine for guests to enjoy, and the opportunity to donate to the homeless and recovery charity St Mungo’s Broadway.

For regular visitors, Baker Street’s monthly food market will continue into the new year on the second Wednesday of every month.


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Monocle Christmas Market 2014 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/monocle-christmas-market/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/monocle-christmas-market/#respond Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:55:54 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3049 The team behind the global affairs magazine Monocle and the familiar Monocle Café of Chiltern Street will be hosting its third annual Christmas Market at its London headquarters in Marylebone this weekend. Situated in the courtyard of Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, the event is a perfect opportunity to pick up gifts for friends and [...]

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The team behind the global affairs magazine Monocle and the familiar Monocle Café of Chiltern Street will be hosting its third annual Christmas Market at its London headquarters in Marylebone this weekend.

Situated in the courtyard of Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, the event is a perfect opportunity to pick up gifts for friends and family from Monocle’s favourite retailers from around the world. For those who attended the fair last year, there will be stalls from old favourites such as Begg & Co, selling fine cashmere scarfs, Trunk Clothiers and Oyuna.

New editions will be joining the fair this year including: Another Country, CaBas, Coloquy, Littala, M. Hulot, Rose and Rose, and Norway. Alpress coffee and warm treats from the Monocle Café will also be available, accompanied by live music, a renowned tombola and a Japanese gift-wrapping station. For the younger guests, the highlight of the day will be the chance to meet Santa himself and two of his antlered helpers!

Entry to the event is free, though guests are welcome to offer donations to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

When: December 6 – December 7, 11am – 7pm
Where: Midori House, Dorset Street, London, W1U 4EG


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Review: Burgershack http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-burgershack/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/reviews/review-burgershack/#respond Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:14:38 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3034 Good news for Marylebone’s burger lovers – London’s anonymous blogger and self-proclaimed burger-detective, Burgerac, has finally set up his own pop up. After years of reviewing and rating every possible burger joint in London, Burgerac has teamed up with Nathan Mills of The Butchery (London Road) to give it a go himself. And where else [...]

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Good news for Marylebone’s burger lovers – London’s anonymous blogger and self-proclaimed burger-detective, Burgerac, has finally set up his own pop up.

After years of reviewing and rating every possible burger joint in London, Burgerac has teamed up with Nathan Mills of The Butchery (London Road) to give it a go himself. And where else but the newly refurbished pub at the The Royal Oak on York Street?

After reopening in July this year, The Royal Oak has reverted back to its original name and undergone a full makeover, making it the perfect location for a new Marylebone burger joint. I took a visit to see if it matched up to nearby rivals Tommi’s Burger Joint, Meat Liquor and Patty & Bun.

My visit revealed Burger Shack to be just what you would expect from someone trained in the art of tasting burgers. The coarse ground 6oz patty in particular is a work of genius from Nathan Mills. To make this even more impressive, Mills is known for producing meat that is free range, as chemical-free as possible, and sourced directly from smaller farms.

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I chose the typical fast food inspired ‘The Dirty One’, a juicy yet uncomplicated version of the average beef burger. In reality it was far from average, with a light bun, homemade pickles, tasty American cheese and onions. I also noted it was far less messy than those I’ve enjoyed at Meat Liquor and Patty & Bun, and therefore much more suitable for a quick weekday lunch. On the other hand, editor Alex was far more adventurous, opting for the special of the week – The Royal Kahuna. This was piled high and about double the size of mine, including smoked pancetta, a pile of pulled pork, a slice of griddled pineapple and crispy fried onions. Though I’d never think to put pineapple in a burger, it was a success, despite being drenched in chipotle burger sauce and therefore pretty messy to eat!

Burgershack Menu Burgershack Big Kahuna

For sides we ordered fries and deep fried pickles in a light crispy batter. Both were tasty, and served with my favourite blue cheese dip that anyone who’s been to Meat Liquor will be pretty familiar with. For those slightly more adventurous there are pork ‘amazeballs’, ‘chilli poppers’ (deep-fried cheesy jalapeno bombs), and fries topped with beef chilli and melted cheese.

As well as the beef burger I enjoyed, there is a ‘posh’ alternative, similar but in a glazed brioche bun and with crisp pancetta. For those who aren’t as keen on beef, they also offer a Southern-style buttermilk chicken burger.

With a different special each week, and a range of great sides, it would be pretty foolish to turn this down – especially now I’ve found out about the 20% off all food offer every Saturday!

Information

The Royal Oak
74-76 York Street
London
W1H 1QN

Nearest Tube: Marylebone, Edgware Road, Baker Street

Phone: +44 (0) 207 262 1513
Website: burgershack.co


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An interview with The Dotmaster http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/interview-dotmaster/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/interview-dotmaster/#respond Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:13:31 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3045 The Dotmaster’s exhibition, ‘Trash ‘n’ Cash’, is currently at Imitate Modern at 27A Devonshire Street. The collection looks at themes related to currency, big brands, conscience and identity and is finishing on the 28th November. What was your inspiration for this collection? I guess I have always had a fixation with rubbish. For years people [...]

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The Dotmaster’s exhibition, ‘Trash ‘n’ Cash’, is currently at Imitate Modern at 27A Devonshire Street. The collection looks at themes related to currency, big brands, conscience and identity and is finishing on the 28th November.

What was your inspiration for this collection?

I guess I have always had a fixation with rubbish. For years people have tried to beautify the streets, spent money on making areas look trendy, and then priced people out. I wanted to look at rubbish and explore the way people think about it.

Which piece of work are you the proudest of?

It has to be Rude Kids, probably because the girl in the picture is my 9 year old daughter. When we started it, the kids felt really uncomfortable about making swearing signs. Though that’s the reason I liked it – it seems vulgar and provocative. The fact that there are children in the photo really makes people think and gives it much more of an edge. I’ve always liked rude words and gestures, there’s so much ambiguity behind them, and I wanted to capture them doing it before they become teenagers.

What was it like working with Banksy?

I have a lot of respect for Banksy, he’s always been very kind to me. Even if people draw on similarities that aren’t really there; the style I use is very different, as I use stencils. Working with him in ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ was a great experience, even if unfortunately it didn’t win the Oscar because of the debate about it being a hoax.

Is there a political message you are trying to convey?

There really is no concise political message. It’s much more nuanced than that. I guess you could say it’s political with a small ‘p’, but certainly not party political. I want to make people think about consumerism and the way we view rubbish, but I’m in no way telling them what to think. The emphasis is actually more on the craft element of the art, and the use of stencils, rather than any deep political message. Even with the dollar bills, I have used the faces of Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, so-called party girls, but it isn’t a deliberate attack on celebrity culture.

Is the collection specific for Marylebone?

It’s very much a show for Marylebone! Though I’m a street artist, and not an interior designer, it’s very important to try and take into account the clientele. Especially as a street artist, it’s crucial to be in tune with the location, so I really tried to make the collection appropriate for the area. My first job was actually on Marylebone High Street, delivering sandwiches – but everyone knows Marylebone is an affluent and glamorous area, so the show very much takes that into account.

What’s next?

Well, I’ve just been shooting for the new Martin Scorsese film ‘Tomorrow’, which is coming out next year. Sophie Kennedy Clark is playing an artist in the film, and I’m the one producing her work. Next month I’ll be heading to Miami where I’ll be doing a show for the Collection Privee Gallery in Wynwood at the Basel Art Fair. The trash I show there will be very different to what I’ve done here in Marylebone!


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Oliver Sweeney opens in Marylebone http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/new-oliver-sweeney-store-opens-marylebone/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/new-oliver-sweeney-store-opens-marylebone/#respond Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:18:57 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=3010 Oliver Sweeney, the independent men’s retailers, has just opened its fourth London store at 1a Marylebone High Street. Stocking a comprehensive range, the new store will be fitted with the full range of men’s formal shoes, boots, casual brogues and trainers, as well as the seasonal range of men’s outerwear and accessories. Founded in 1989, [...]

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Oliver Sweeney, the independent men’s retailers, has just opened its fourth London store at 1a Marylebone High Street.

Stocking a comprehensive range, the new store will be fitted with the full range of men’s formal shoes, boots, casual brogues and trainers, as well as the seasonal range of men’s outerwear and accessories.

Founded in 1989, Oliver Sweeney prides itself on challenging convention, believing fashion is transient and style is forever. A passion for detail and quality of materials is consistent throughout the range, especially in the new shirting collection for Autumn/Winter 2014.

Perfect for those expecting a high quality of service, the new Oliver Sweeney store adds to the growing number of high-end fashion outlets arriving in Marylebone, including the opening of J Crew next year.


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Shopping in Marylebone – a tall order? http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/shopping-marylebone-tall-order/ http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/lifestyle/shopping-marylebone-tall-order/#respond Thu, 06 Nov 2014 02:07:09 +0000 http://maryleboneonline.co.uk/?p=2985 Marylebone has long been a centre of fashion in London. However, it is not only the high street that has become home to some of London’s most best established fashion specialists. Chiltern Street, home to the renowned Chiltern Firehouse, has seen a number of independent boutiques thrive. In particular boutiques specialising in providing elegant shoes and [...]

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Marylebone has long been a centre of fashion in London. However, it is not only the high street that has become home to some of London’s most best established fashion specialists. Chiltern Street, home to the renowned Chiltern Firehouse, has seen a number of independent boutiques thrive. In particular boutiques specialising in providing elegant shoes and clothing for tall women that have often struggled to be catered for by your standard retailers.

Long Tall Sally is a Marylebone success story. Since opening its flagship store on Chiltern Street in 1976, it now has 11 stores in the UK and a further 13 worldwide. The clothing range is designed exclusively for women 5’8 and over and the shoe department stock between sizes 7-11. They have their own shoe designs as well as stocking brands including French Sole, Hush Puppies, Converse and Sam Edelman.

Right across the road is Crispins Shoes, offering size 7 and above. Named after the patron saint of shoemakers, the store was opened by Dawne Gutteridge as an answer to the vast numbers of women with longer narrower feet unable to find well-designed shoes.

Just a couple of doors up is Magnus, which, as well as stocking arguably the best selection of casual, everyday styles, it is the only shoe shop on Chiltern Street to go to size 12. It is on the higher end of the price range, though a smaller room at the back of the store has a selection of more affordable modern styles (including Converse).

Finally there is Totally. The shop is a perfect example of how comfort for larger feet and style are entirely reconcilable. It has a selection of smart, casual and dressier styles, and focuses on creating carefully proportioned shoes to ensure support and balance. In Totally’s own words – “No longer will large size women’s shoes fall outside the style brigade, the time has come for a revolution”.

Admittedly I was at first dubious about demand for fashionable shoes in larger sizes – what I assumed would be a fairly niche market. After visiting Chiltern Street I was proven wrong. The shops I visited were clearly thriving and what’s more, their clientele expanding. Chiltern Street is undoubtedly the place to come for women’s fashion for the tall – especially footwear. The stores have a growing online presence, however it is the quality of service and superb range of brands and styles that makes Chiltern Street the ideal shopping location for tall women.


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