The Sunspel family is growing. Since opening the doors to our first shop on London’s Redchurch street in 2010, we have come to call a further four locations in the capital ‘Home’. 2015 marked the first of our international openings on Melbourne’s Gertrude street and Sunspel stores in Japan, South Korea and Germany are all on the horizon.
Back in London, we have recently moved into 23 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. The shop is set across two levels and carries the full Men’s and Women’s collections, as well as a selection of pieces from our friends at Shoes Like Pottery and Eyevan. The surrounding area not only has a rich and diverse cultural history steeped in creativity but also a wonderful sense of community which can often be hard to come by in a fast-paced city like London.
Next time you find yourself nearby do call in to say “Hello” to Kate and the rest of the Sunspel team, and look out for some of our new neighbours who have helped to make us feel right at home.
Sunspel 23 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Native & Co
We’ll warn you now: it’s virtually impossible to leave Native & Co without finding something that you must buy.
Founded by Sharon Jo-Yun Hung and Chris Yoshiro Green, the independent lifestyle shop specialises in Japanese and Taiwanese homewares.
“Taiwanese craft has great potential and one of our goals is to promote Taiwan as a culture of high-quality and good taste.” Native & Co co-founder Sharon Jo-Yun Hung
The pair seek out beautifully made, functional pieces that are designed to fit discreetly into everyday life by working closely with small suppliers, specialist workshops and local craftsmen. An emphasis on purity and the celebration of materials in their natural, untarnished form, is evident throughout the collection – a focus that resonates deeply with the approach that we have always taken to materials at Sunspel.
Native & Co 116 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PW
The combination of the modern and the traditional is at the heart of everything we do at Sunspel and is a philosophy shared by our neighbours at Provenance.
Known locally as the ‘Village Butcher,’ Provenance believe wholeheartedly in rearing their animals as nature intended. This means grass-fed in the case of beef, lamb and venison and free-range when it comes to chicken and pork. They personally source all of their meat from award-winning family farms and often host masterclasses in their shop.
Located just a couple of doors down from us on Kensington Park Road, what better way of rounding off an afternoon of shopping than with some good, honest home cooking.
Provenance 33 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Found a little further afield – up at the Ladbroke Grove end of Portobello Road – Honest Jon’s is one of London’s musical institutions. Established in 1974, the shop specialised in jazz, blues, reggae and funk and quickly became a meeting point as well as the place to discover some of the freshest and most influential sounds of the time.
Counting figures as diverse as reggae legend Horace Andy and Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) as customers, Honest Jon’s open, inclusive attitude has always been a part of its charm; naturally unifying countercultures and perhaps, more importantly, the diverse communities living in and around Notting Hill throughout the decades.
Step inside Honest Jon’s today and the shared passion of the staff and the browsers alike can be felt immediately. A genuine inspiration.
Honest Jon’s 278, Portobello Road, London W10 5TE