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Shopper’s Diary: Egg in London

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Shopper’s Diary: Egg in London

April 21, 2011

I first visited Egg, Maureen Doherty’s spartan boutique in Knightsbridge, London, more than a decade ago. Located in a whitewashed former dairy on a narrow side street, Egg has a timelessness appeal; the contents may change, but the integrity of the wares remains the same. Doherty assembles an esoteric collection of clothes, hand-crafted household items, and linens, all displayed with perfect understatement and restraint (it should come as no surprise that Doherty has had a long affiliation with Japanese designer Issey Miyake and that she gave celebrated ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal his first show). Egg is located at 36 Kinnerton Street.

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Above L: The ovoid shop sign. Above R: Ceramics by Rupert Spira.

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Above: Simple ceramics on display; photo via OK.

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Above two photos via The Accessorator.

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Above L: Venetian handblown glass goblets. Above R: Egg stairwell.

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Above: Ceramic cups by Karen Downing.

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Above: White cotton bed covers from India.

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Above: Doors swung open wide on a sunny London afternoon; photo via The Accessorator.

If you like the looks of the cothes on Egg’s walls, see our Style Counsel: The Housecoat Reimagined. See some of our other favorite London shops in our City Guides

The map below shows the location of Egg in Knightsbridge, London.

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