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After exploring the retail efforts of France, Australia, and Germany within city limits, we're shining a light on our neighbors just across the pond: the British. It might cost less to fly to London than it does to take home an Alexander McQueen dress, but Madison Avenue sure is a lot closer. Click through for a map for the city's best British shopping, from the high and mighty (Stella, Burberry, and the like), to the mass appeal (that's Topshop, of course), and where to find those breakout talents you can't stop reading about.


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INTERMIX

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The Upper East Side outpost of this multi-brand shop carries a selection of Emma Cook's standout print pieces. [Photo]

Fivestory

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Get to know Peter Pilotto at Fivestory before the brand is distilled for the masses. [Photo]

Charlotte Olympia

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This designer's namesake shop stocks her collection of whimsical accessories including towering platforms and the oft-imitated kitty cat flats. [Photo]

Alexander McQueen

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The New York boutique of the beloved brand—now designed by Sarah Burton—recently relocated from it's MePa digs to a glorious Upper East Side venue. Shop everything from signature skull accessories to full-on gala gowns at this Madison Avenue marvel. [Photo]

Mulberry

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The largest of its three NYC stores, Mulberry's Madison Avenue flagship stocks the greatest range of products from the British brand, including womenswear, shoes, luggage, and, of course, handbags. [Photo]

Burberry

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Under the watchful eye of designer (and now chief creative officer) Christopher Bailey, this British heritage brand always has some new incarnation of its famous trench coat for brand fans to fawn over. [Photo]

Jeffrey New York

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Pick up Erdem's subversively-sexy-yet-somehow-girly collection at the original Meatpacking District boutique, Jeffrey. [Photo]

Paul Smith

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This British designer is known for exquisite tailoring and vivid colors, continuously pushing the envelope with bold designs that bridge the gap between the old and the new. The Soho location reflects this ideal, with its reclaimed antique wooden wares and industrial facade. [Photo]
The newest location for this mini-chain stocks pieces from London-based Peter Jensen, who's always good for an op-art print. [Photo]

Dagny + Barstow

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This Bowery boutique has made a name for itself stocking brands that otherwise don't have a presence in the States. Among their British stock is Swash London, Mother of Pearl, Sophie Hulme, Francis Leon, and jewelry by Maria Francesca Pepe.

Stella McCartney

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Daughter of a Beatle and animal rights advocate Stella McCartney produces such knockout collections that everyone's like, "Paul who? And this isn't real leather?" [Photo]

Kirna Zabete

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This eccentric Soho boutique is known for its expertise in spotting talent, so it's no surprise that they've snapped up a good helping of print queen Mary Katrantzou's pieces. [Photo]

Topshop

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Second in size only to London's flagship location, Soho's dual Topshop/Top Man offers a trendy selection of apparel, shoes, and accessories. Often collaborating with British designers, its newest line will feature '80s glam rock designs from none other than Meadham Kirchhoff. [Photo]

Opening Ceremony

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Known for having its finger on the global pulse, Opening Ceremony's British imports do not disappoint. Among the offerings are London Fashion Week favorites Christopher Kane, JW Anderson, and Mark Fast. [Photo]

INTERMIX

The Upper East Side outpost of this multi-brand shop carries a selection of Emma Cook's standout print pieces. [Photo]

Fivestory

Get to know Peter Pilotto at Fivestory before the brand is distilled for the masses. [Photo]

Charlotte Olympia

This designer's namesake shop stocks her collection of whimsical accessories including towering platforms and the oft-imitated kitty cat flats. [Photo]

Alexander McQueen

The New York boutique of the beloved brand—now designed by Sarah Burton—recently relocated from it's MePa digs to a glorious Upper East Side venue. Shop everything from signature skull accessories to full-on gala gowns at this Madison Avenue marvel. [Photo]

Mulberry

The largest of its three NYC stores, Mulberry's Madison Avenue flagship stocks the greatest range of products from the British brand, including womenswear, shoes, luggage, and, of course, handbags. [Photo]

Burberry

Under the watchful eye of designer (and now chief creative officer) Christopher Bailey, this British heritage brand always has some new incarnation of its famous trench coat for brand fans to fawn over. [Photo]

Jeffrey New York

Pick up Erdem's subversively-sexy-yet-somehow-girly collection at the original Meatpacking District boutique, Jeffrey. [Photo]

Paul Smith

This British designer is known for exquisite tailoring and vivid colors, continuously pushing the envelope with bold designs that bridge the gap between the old and the new. The Soho location reflects this ideal, with its reclaimed antique wooden wares and industrial facade. [Photo]

Otte

The newest location for this mini-chain stocks pieces from London-based Peter Jensen, who's always good for an op-art print. [Photo]

Dagny + Barstow

This Bowery boutique has made a name for itself stocking brands that otherwise don't have a presence in the States. Among their British stock is Swash London, Mother of Pearl, Sophie Hulme, Francis Leon, and jewelry by Maria Francesca Pepe.

Stella McCartney

Daughter of a Beatle and animal rights advocate Stella McCartney produces such knockout collections that everyone's like, "Paul who? And this isn't real leather?" [Photo]

Kirna Zabete

This eccentric Soho boutique is known for its expertise in spotting talent, so it's no surprise that they've snapped up a good helping of print queen Mary Katrantzou's pieces. [Photo]

Topshop

Second in size only to London's flagship location, Soho's dual Topshop/Top Man offers a trendy selection of apparel, shoes, and accessories. Often collaborating with British designers, its newest line will feature '80s glam rock designs from none other than Meadham Kirchhoff. [Photo]

Opening Ceremony

Known for having its finger on the global pulse, Opening Ceremony's British imports do not disappoint. Among the offerings are London Fashion Week favorites Christopher Kane, JW Anderson, and Mark Fast. [Photo]