Because there’s no place quite like the Great British high street – from its niche independents, to seasonal Pop Ups and those expansive yet elegant department stores – Because Magazine is on a mission to champion the bricks-and-mortar of London in all its glory. Each week, we’ll beeline to the rails of our favourite retailers to scope out the must-have pieces and in-store exclusives that are more than worth making an effort for.

This week, we’re at GentleWench – where Style Advisor, Maryam Haji, is introducing us to her top three call-outs from the East London retail hangout. 

WhatFlared trousers by Hyun Mi Nielson.

Because… Formerly of Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and Balenciaga, you know that Christine Hyun Mi Nielson is a pretty big deal… These SS19 flared trousers have become a staple piece of her every collection; whether in leather, lace or silk, there’s no doubt that this wide-leg style is now a part of her brand.

What... Satin boots by Neith Nyer.

Because... These racer satin boots scream "Sass!" to me. Contrasting colours give them that special something, while the knee-high length will embolden any outfit.

WhatCat-print T-shirt by Wendy Jim.

Because... Each Wendy Jim collection is heavily cat-inspired, so it was only right to pick a piece that I felt represents the brand most… Who can resist the cutest kitty that is printed on it?

Support bricks and mortar: Visit GentleWench at 16 Chance Street, Shoreditch, E2 7JB.

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