Shopping in Oxford
|| Whatever you’re
looking for in Oxford, from French fashion to antique
bookshops to the convenience of a big shopping mall with
everything under one roof, there’s plenty of venues
from which to choose.
High fashion comes in the form of Agnes
B [map] (the only boutique outside of London) and Whistles which
can be found on High Street. Dapper gents will also find
plenty of clothing choices including the celebrated Ducker
and Son [map] on Turl Street.
There’s plenty of opportunities for gift-buying and no visit to Oxford would be complete without picking
up a small souvenir from Alice’s Shop [map]. This store is dedicated to Alice in Wonderland and
is situated in the birthplace of Alice Liddell, the girl
who inspired Lewis Carroll.
Students have also left their mark on this city and there’s
plenty of charity shops for retro clothing as well
as independent stores selling vintage and 1970s garments.
Places like DNA [map], and Cult Clothing [map], cater for this age group and offer funky t-shirts
and stylish accessories for the home.
Oxford has several brilliant arts and crafts shops including Tumi [map] on Little Clarendon Street, which
offers unique gifts with a Latin American theme,
and Justice [map] on Hall Street, which is
a great place to find unusual pieces of jewellery by
some of Britain’s best designers.
Oxford has two large shopping malls, Templars
Square in Cowley, and Westgate Shopping
Centre [map] on Queen Street. With creche facilities
so that children don’t get too bored and centre
cafes offering everything from roast dinners to quick
snacks, you can spend a whole day at these malls. You’ll
also find a great number of famous brands that are sure
to appeal to the whole family.
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