We’re a nation that loves to shop clothes, shoes and accessories, and luckily for us there are amazing boutiques the length and breadth of the country ready to cater to our every style whim.

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, the idea to shop local really took off and since then, we’ve really stood by independent shops and boutiques – aiming to support smaller businesses when and where we can.

Fashion boutiques are a great spot to pick up clothes and accessories that you can’t find on every online retailer’s website – or that you won’t see worn by ten other women who went to Zara. They’re a great spot to pick up a treat for yourself or friends and family too.

If you’re on the hunt for a new look for the new year- and opting for something a little more unique – we have compiled a list of the best UK boutiques recommended by our fashion editors, favourite influencers and more than 2,000 Stella readers… 

Best fashion boutiques readers recommend

‘It’s full of unusual labels, the staff are always helpful and, yes, they do sometimes know what you want before you’ve even looked. Amazing.’ (Alison Mullins)

‘Friendly staff with honest opinions. They’ll often text me photos of new items they know  I will like.’ (Kate Deal)

‘Morgan is a stylist who helps  me build my own look. I rely on  her to help me put things together, and find what will suit me among the great collections.’ (Clare Parsons)

‘A super-strong team led by Sam and Alicia encourage me to try styles that are out of my comfort zone.’ (Alison Chapman)

‘They have a range of sizes from 10-24, and serve coffee in china cups.’ (Jean Tipple)

‘They know their customers and invest time sourcing under-the-radar brands that we will love. Super-friendly, I often just pop in for a natter.’ (Alexandra Addison)