shop tour...couverture and the garbstore

Couverture and the Garbstore was the second shop I visited out of four on my trip to London.  To say I was in awe of Couverture is an understatement.  When I walked in I was immediately struck by the beautiful architectural details and the lighting.  There was a harmonious mixture of natural light, coming from the skylights, and warm tungsten light.  I also enjoyed the accents of natural wood and brass that displayed the clothing and accessories.

Couverture and the Garbstore is on 3 levels, the lower floor, the main floor, and upper level.  The lower floor houses the mens clothing in particular the menswear brand, "Garbstore" designed by Ian Paley.

The ground and galleried first floors are dedicated to the Couverture collections and include womenswear and accessories, children's and baby-wear, toys, jewelry, home accessories, furniture and covetable vintage finds.  I spent a lot of time in this section of the store wanting to look at and touch everything.  A few children's brands to note are:  Bobo Choses, Simple Kids, Wovenplay, Asuyo et Akiko,  Esp No. 1, Makie, Bo de Bo, and Antik Batik.

I particularly loved the upper level that carried mostly home wares and accessories.  A few items that I wanted to take home with me were:  Normann Copenhagen's porcelain decanter, Kauniste's metsa pillow, and Ferm living's dorm display case.

Couverture and the Garbstore is an independent shop run by a husband and wife team.  They carry only the best hand picked products.  The shop stands for quality and innovation in design and supports small business.  I definitely recommend a visit to this beautiful and thoughtful shop.

If you would like to see my other London shop tour click here.