Marc Jacobs

One of New York's most popular designers has practically turned the whole West Village into his playground.

FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz teddy bears in New York. Photo by alphacityguides.

The worlds most magical toy store.


Luxury travel items and magazines at Monocle in Hong Kong. Photo by alphacityguides.

Luxe lifestyle goods, travel gear and back issues of Monocle magazines.

Choosing Keeping

Stationery and gifts inside Choosing Keeping in London. Photo by alphacityguides.

Stationery shop with a global focus and an eye on quality.

Loft Design By…

Womenswear at Loft Design By… in London. Photo by alphacityguides.

For casual Parisian elegance and style.


Surface to Air

This creative studio, cutting-edge fashion label and fashion collaborative has a serious cult following.

Tokyo Kyukyodo

Display inside Tokyo Kyukyodo in Tokyo. Photo by alphacityguides.

Specialty store selling traditional handmade Japanese paper, stationery and incense.


Taschen window display in New York. Photo by alphacityguides.

Taschen a unique blend of beautiful books on art, culture, and design. 

Liberty London

Liberty print handkerchiefs at Liberty London. Photo by alphacityguides.

This department store is home to eclectic design, and the legendary Liberty print collections.

Portobello Road Market

Vintage camera display at the Portobello Market in London. Photo by alphacityguides.

Notting Hills claim to fame (apart from the film of the same name) Portobello Market is an fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.