Carnaby Street
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Carnaby Street was made popular by followers of the Mod style in the 1960s, and became closely associated with the Swinging Sixties, when many independent music shops, fashion boutiques, and designers such as Mary Quant were located there.

Today, Carnaby Street is slightly more mainstream, still with many independent outlets, and is popular with young shoppers and tourists searching for urban and street clothing. Patrons can custom order their own leather bags at Bleach in Kingly Court, peruse the impressive dated

collection of vintage shoes and dresses at Marshmallow Mountain, and search through a collection of contemporary designers at Beyond the Valley.

The crowd and traffic-free streets of Carnaby do have some more established names like Muji and Diesel, but many of them have items that you can't get at any of the other locations - originals that are a bit more street-styled.

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opening times
Sunday   12.00 - 18.30
Monday   10.00 - 18.30
Tuesday   10.00 - 18.30
Wednesday   10.00 - 18.30
Thursday   10.00 - 19.30
Friday   10.00 - 18.30
Saturday   10.00 - 18.30

Carnaby Street
London   W1F

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