Clothing Shopping

Clothing & Shoe Conversions

Women’s Regular Clothing Sizing: most UK women’s sizes are 2 sizes up from US sizes, so if you wear a 10 in the States you will probably wear a 14 in the UK. Of course, it depends on the item and the designer.

Women’s Shoe Sizing Women’s shoes are generally 2 to 2.5 sizes smaller in the UK than the size in the US. For example, if you wear an 8 in the US, you will probably wear a 5.5 in the UK.

Men’s Clothing Sizing:  
Men’s sizes are by and large the same in the UK as in the US.

Men’s Shoe Sizing:  Men’s shoes typically run about a half size smaller in the UK than they do in the US.

Kid’s Clothing Sizing: UK kid’s clothing sizes are very similar to US sizes. They are often more closely matched with the age of the child so if the clothes are sized to fit a 6 month old they really will – not a 3 month old as they might in the States.

High Street Shops

Accessorize – Trendy and affordable jewelry, hats (for Ascot!), hair bands, purses, umbrellas, etc.

JigsawA casual women’s store with accessories. Sort of similar to J Crew.

Reiss – A trendy shop for men and women. They now have a store in NYC.

KEWA lower cost version of Jigsaw.

GAP – The same GAP as you know in the US. Some items are only available in the UK. The prices are the same in pounds as they are in dollars.

Uniqlo – This shop carries many basics such as t-shirts in all colors and styles, jeans, coats, etc. for both men and women.

H&M – Not the same mess that it is in the US. H&M has great finds for everyone if you are willing to look. Their stores are generally much more organized and much less crowded than they are in the US.

TopShop – The UK’s shop for trendy items at lower prices, though not as cheap as you might want it to be. They also offer TopShop Men and kids, but not at all store locations.

LK Bennett – Women’s shoes, clothing, jewelry, and evening bags. They have wonderful sales at certain times of the year.

Sweatty Betty – Workout apparel and footwear.

Monsoon – Women’s and Kids clothing that comes in a large range of sizes.

Kurt Geiger – Shoes for women; watch for their sales.

Russell & Bromley – Shoes for men and women.

TK Maxx – The UK’s TJ Maxx – it is the same company.

Hobbs – Women’s clothing and shoes that come in a range of sizes.

COS – Women’s clothing

Department Stores

Harrods

John Lewis (Peter Jones)

Liberty

Selfridges

Debenhams

House of Frasier

Harvey Nichols

Marks & Spencer

Malls

Westfield Mall

Bicester Village Factory Outlets Shops