Shopping delight in St Albans

April 24th 2017
By: Melanie
Shopping delight in St Albans

St Albans has all you need for a great day our and a little light shopping. Town centre manager Richard Marrett says, ‘St Albans prides itself on heritage and history, but it’s also a modern city with businesses working together.’ ‘St Albans is a fantastic city that people are justifiably proud of. ’In case you don’t know, ‘It has an amazing mix of independent and national retailers providing a vast range of shops. This is complemented by the vibrant evening economy with more than 200 pubs, bars and restaurants with cuisine from around the world.’
 
If you are looking to boost your Spring wardrobe it is easy to look smart in St Albans with award-winning boutique the Dressing Room having been voted best independent by Drapers Magazine six times. The customer base is so loyal that clients come from Italy each season to visit! It stocks contemporary ladies wear from affordable to aspirational.
 
Husen Moda also sources stylish clothes from the continent. Manager Lesley Gail says of the affordable fashions, ‘You can dress it up or dress it down. People can come in here feeling dowdy and frumpy and walk out looking a million dollars.’ Other must-do fashion ports of call include Jane and Dada and Simply French.
 
For bags, try Carousel Handbag Boutique. Dress agency Shimto has pre-loved designer wear.
 
For the fellas established as a men’s tailor in 1934, Waterers has been run by the Masi family for more than 30 years. The family believe in old-fashioned good service, ‘We try to make it a relaxed experience, as men don’t like shopping,’ says manager Gary Dagul.  They expanded the family business to open Ceremonia and have used their Italian flair for fashion and knowledge of British fabrics to develop a fine collection of men’s suits.
 
D Copperfield has been a go-to menswear outlet in St Albans for nearly 43 years. Under new ownership, the store has been refurbished in a light and modern style it offers designer brands covering everything from sunglasses to suits.