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140 Shoreditch High St, Shoreditch, London E1 6JE

If you have an aesthetically minded and hip man in your life, come to this Shoreditch boutique to buy his birthday present. There’s a range of guides to life in London, plus large tomes on photography, design and art; magazines from Monocle to obscure design and sport titles; an impressive collection of stylish gadgetry; and a collection of modern yet dandyish clothing. It’s good for classic accessories too, from vaguely military man-bags to classy notebooks, ties, watches, wallets and scarves. The shop also features the owners’ own collection of knitwear and T-shirts. Oh, and there’s a gleaming coffee machine at the till, so you can grab a coffee fix on your way out.

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