Fashion is a multi-billion-dollar industry for the UK so it’s little surprise that London’s shops are unparalleled. Dover Street Market, a retail space opened by Comme des Garçons founder Rei Kawakubo, is as daring and experimental as you’d imagine. The designers stocked – from Balenciaga to Vetements – are reason itself to visit, as is the concept store’s striking displays. For the more traditionally minded, Liberty is the grand dame of department stores. A Tudor-revival building on Regent Street, it’s an elegant home for all manner of luxury goods, including perfumes, cosmetics, and jewelry. Then there’s Selfridges, a high-end department store whose infamous window displays, bold yellow branding, and comprehensive range of the latest designer collections have enticed shoppers for more than a century.