Shopfronts & Displays

Best Shops 2023

The glorious art of visual merchandizing transforms shopfronts and displays into magical moments. These talented shopkeepers are masters of that art. A collection of ten charming shopfronts that creatively present their wares to enchant. These diverse shops include hundreds of books that fill a window creating a multi-colored tapestry, a flower shop's windows that are a living terrarium, and a grocery store with baskets and crates of seasonal produce, all creating instant curb appeal.

1. The Creaky Shed


Local plastic-free grocery shop with superb seasonal displays.

London Store 20 Royal Hill, London, SE10 8RT, UK

2. Simple


A selection of goods, handcrafted in Spain, for all the family.

Valencia Store Carrer del Palau, 5, 46003 València Valencia, ES

3. White Flower

Flowers Plants Homeware Vintage Garden

A botanical, garden, plant and flower shop, featuring weekly new vintage garden finds.

North Fork Store 53850 Main Road, Southold, NY 11971, USA

4. Hurlingham Books


One of London's oldest independent secondhand bookshops.

London Store Ranelagh Gardens, 91 Fulham High Street, London, SW6 3JS, UK

5. A G Hendy & Co


Well-made utilitarian home goods housed in a unique Georgian building.

Hastings Store 36 High Street, Hastings , TN34 3ER, UK

6. Alice's

Antiques Vintage

Fourth generation antique and vintage store established in 1887 on iconic Portobello Road.

Notting Hill Store 86 Portobello Road, London, W11 2QD, UK

7. John Derian

Gift Homeware Stationery Textiles Furniture

Charming home decor boutiques with unique handmade goods, furniture, and home textiles.

East Village Store 6 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10003, USA

West Village Store 18 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014, USA

Provincetown Store 396 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA 02657, USA

8. Howbert & Mays

Garden Plants Homeware Art

House and garden shops with a selection of plants, gardening supplies, and home decor.

Dublin Store 16 Clare Street, Dublin , IE

Monkstown Store 27 Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, IE

9. Collier West

Gift Art Rugs Homeware

Three adjoining shops with a unique assortment of vintage and home decor goods and gifts.

New York Store 377A Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

New York Store 377 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

New York Store 375 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217, USA

10. Conservatory Archives


A small rough-and-ready space that is brimming with plants and the odd antique.

Hackney Road Store 493 - 495 Hackney Road, London, E2 9ED, UK

Lower Clapton Store 3-7 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, London , E5 0NS, UK

Middleton Mews Store 3 Middleton Mews, London, N7 9LT, UK