Portobello market is a destination for lovers of vintage, but if that’s not your style, there’s plenty of new fashion too. Many famous designers and brands started out right here so you might discover the next big star.
There’s fashion for all tastes and budgets, and a great choice of accessories and jewellery too.
On the market
On Portobello Road every day except Sunday, you’ll find stalls of trendy teenage and twenty-something tops, dresses and knitwear at very affordable prices, plus accessories like hats and bags.
On Fridays and Saturdays there are many more stalls where you’ll find basics like t-shirts and shirts, plus scarves, sunglasses, shoes and tights – everything to put together a great outfit – and on Saturdays Portobello Green, just north of the Westway and out to Ladbroke Grove, is packed with fashion.
Here are some of the regular stalls;
Mr Khalkhali has colourful dresses and knitwear in the centre of the market every day except Thursdays and Sundays.
Also on Saturdays, Cyril has men’s business and casual shirts, sweatshirts and accessories, plus uniquely on the market, reading glasses for men and women.
Under the Westway on Fridays and Saturdays Laura has tights, stockings and socks in all sorts of colours, textures and patterns.
Just south of the Westway on Fridays, and north of it on Saturdays, Erez has comfortable classic footwear for men and women.
Every day except Sunday Albert and Anna have Russian hats, scarves and jewellery, plus sheepskins and traditional Russian dolls.
On Fridays and Saturdays, Feel Colour has hand-woven cotton scarves and handmade semi-precious jewellery from South-East Asia.
For a wedding or trip to the races, you’ll find dramatic occasion hats and fascinators, plus smart felts for the gentlemen, at Paris Hats under the Westway on Fridays.
Under the Westway on Fridays and Saturdays, the London T-shirt Company has colourful London t-shirts and sweatshirts for adults and children.
Also on Fridays and Saturdays Loud and Proud have cotton dresses, skirts and jackets in gorgeous bright colours and prints.
Independent fashion shops
You’ll find lots of independent boutiques in and around Portobello Road.
Portobello Green arcade under the Westway houses a collection of independent small businesses where many up and coming young designers start out. There’s day and eveningwear, tailoring, lingerie and accessories.
Danaqa in Portobello Green Arcade under the Westway (formerly in Westbourne Park Rd) sells high-quality fairtrade accessories and home decor items with a sophisticated aesthetic, hand-made in developing countries.
Supra has street and sporty fashion at 249 and 273 Portobello Road.
Yaya at 263 Portobello Road has smart casual mens and womenswear, including their own exclusive T-shirt range.
For slick 1960s retro style men’s tailoring, visit Adam of London in the Portobello Green arcade under the Westway.
Nearby at 276 Portobello Road, Tonic specialises in classic quality, smart casual menswear.
For an old-school rock and roll T-shirt try Fifteen Minutes at 253 Portobello Road.
Visit Kensington Park Road for high end style at boutiques including Sub-Couture, The Dispensary and The West Village.
Golborne Road has the flagship stores of designer brands J & M Davidson and Ally Cappellino, and just around the corner at 88 Bevington Road, designer boutique Soler.
At 101 Golborne Road, recently relocated from Kensal Rise, is sophisticated womenswear, jewellery and vintage homeware boutique Lali.
Alongside the huge selection of antique and vintage jewellery, there’s also contemporary jewellery to be found.
Near Tavistock Square on Fridays and Saturdays 81st Generation has a huge range of jewellery from materials including wood, silver, brass, horn, bone, semi-precious stones, coconut, shell and leather.
Luna y Sol, on Fridays and Saturdays near the corner of Lancaster Road, has original jewellery with a South American influence, hand-crafted from natural materials.
Under the Westway on Fridays and Saturdays, Agnes has a stall piled with bold, colourful, mostly African bead necklaces.
On the market most days, Albert and Anna specialise in amber jewellery, but also have rings, bracelets and necklaces of chunky semi-precious stones.
Reflexion Glass has a shimmering array of handmade kiln-fused dichroic (two-coloured) glass, worked into pendants, earrings and bracelets. On Fridays they can be found in the southern end of Portobello Road, near Westbourne Grove, and on Saturdays they’re further north.
For original precious and semi-precious jewellery try these shops;
Sarah Bunting is a designer-maker in Portobello Green arcade, under the Westway, who specialises in bespoke engagement and wedding rings.
Also in Portobello Green is Isis, with Linda Atkinson’s own contemporary jewellery designs, plus a selection of work by other designer-makers.