41—43 Redchurch Street
London E2 7DJ
© Image courtesy of Hostem
Are you feeling uninspired with all identical shopping centers and timid selection for those traditional departmental stores? Then just do a favour for you by visiting an independent menswear shop- Hostem. It’s a bet that your effort will not go in vein.
The shop is located at Redchurch Street in East London where a wide ranging collection of the artist designers like James Plumb showcase their eccentric ‘assemblages’. That’s why the shop looks more like an artist’s gallery than a shop.
It is obvious when the items of the shop are all exclusives there must be some speciality in the interior of the shop. Its floors are made of mismatched reclining boards while the walls are creased with hand printed linen and the cloth rails are made of either heavy concrete blocks or hand beaten iron. Interesting is also in its lighting where bare bulbs are hanging from tented ceiling creating a bizarre atmosphere for the shop.
Though the shop might not seem glossy in its outer appearance, but from inside there is a treasure house for menswear ranging from established brands to emerging labels such as Haider Ackermann, Visvim and Junya Watanabe. Now the store provides exclusive womenswear from Amy Revier and Atelier Bâba.