Ad Hoc is my favorite (and the most colorful) shop on King’s Road. It opened in 1995, some of you might know it as the Boy London shop. It’s full of sequins and bright colors, the perfect shop for summertime.
This vibrant shop in Chelsea is great if you love anything retro or daring. You can get pastel-coloured heart-shaped sunglasses, wheels and Dollbaby items, Wildfox shirts, Disney Couture, Tatty Devine, Spirit Hoods, really cool passport/tube covers, wigs in every color as well as hats, masks, neon jeans. It reminds me a lot of the shops I used to go to in the US (they have a huge amount of US imports).
I always buy tons of animals rings when I go there.
Looking for an unusual gift? How about: growing your own voodoo doll, cat tail, bells that say “ring for a kiss”, “ring for gossip”, flashing breast lights, and so on.
Tube: South Kensington or Sloane Square
You can shop online if you don’t live in the London area. :-)
It’s open from 10am to 18.30pm daily.
153 King’s Road
London SW3 5TX, Royaume-Uni
020 7376 8829