WHERE TO SHOP
The Issa London sapphire dress that Kate Middleton wore for her engagement announcement sold out within hours (and spawned several less expensive imitations). For your own piece by Brazilian-born Daniella Issa Helayel, head to London’s famed Harrods department store. While you’re there, pick up a box of tea, a diary or a teddy bear—as long as it has the Harrods logo on it and comes in the famous green bag, your family and friends will love you. Note: Although Harrods was recently sold by Mohammed Al-Fayed to the Qatari royal family’s investment company, the Diana and Dodi shrine is still there to check out on your way to the food hall and pet wear section. 87-135 Brompton Rd.
Six unique galleries, 11 brand boutiques and more than 5,000 on-display styles make the 35,000-square-foot Selfridges shoe department the world’s largest. Swing by for some Burberry wellies or the latest by Lanvin, Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutin. Covering this much ground will tire your poor feet out so have a seat at Hix Restaurant and Champagne Bar and enjoy a glass of bubbly. 400 Oxford St.
The monochrome Topshop dress that the future princess wore on her 25th birthday back in 2007 sold out in every size on the store’s website. While Middleton will soon have a lady-in-waiting, you can hire your own personal shopper at the Oxford Circus flag- ship store. 36-38 Great Castle St.