Inside Jigsaw: Meet your Central London Store Managers

Central London: a hub for tourists, commuters and shoppers alike. We speak to some of our Central London store managers for a local insight into their iconic neighbourhoods and Jigsaw spaces. And their favourite Jigsaw pieces, of course.

Olivia St Christophers Place

Olivia - St Christopher's Place

Working at Jigsaw for five years now, I still love that the company does not blindly follow fashion trends and instead creates timeless pieces that still feel current each season. Jigsaw uses the best quality fabrics that are responsibly sourced, which is rare to find in the fast fashion world we currently live in. I love that Jigsaw is not afraid to be daring and speak its mind with campaigns like our ‘Heart Immigration’ one.

I buy a Jigsaw coat every year, and this year my purchase was the Dog Tooth Maxi Coat! The Wide Sleeve Rib Jumper is also a season favourite. The boxy fit combined with the high neck and pop of colour, teamed with a pleat midi skirt and chunky boots is the perfect edgy look.

Olivia wears our Wide Sleeve Rib Jumper in maya blue. 

Visit Olivia:

St Christopher's Place,
London,
W1U 1LT

Katy - Carriage Hall

This year we opened our beautiful brand new Covent Garden location! Floral Street is really starting to become an amazing shopping location. There is so much on offer in the area, from fresh deli meals in Petersham Nurseries to free lunchtime shows at The Royal Opera house!

We are within the historic grade II listed Carriage Hall, a former coach house. Jigsaw and The Shop at Bluebird sit side by side, set amongst beautiful original beams and pulley systems; the whole space is very contemporary vs classic. A little secret, but there are actually two hidden ears mounted on the walls of Floral Street, and apparently more all across London...the same idea as the hidden noses in Soho! 

Katy wears our Izumi Cashmere Jumper in rainforest green and Sport Luxe Wide Leg Trousers.

Visit Katy:

Carriage Hall,
29 Floral Street,
London,
WC2E 9DP

Sylwia King's Road

Sylwia - King's Road

This season, my favourite pieces have been the coloured outerwear. I love the Faux Fur Box Coat in dark ivy, the Drape Collar Coat in camel and the Slouchy Rib Cardigan in poppy red.

Our store is in the very heart of King’s Road, remodelled from of an old chapel. A fashion destination of many years, our new season takes influence of the 60s with patent miniskirts and silk roll necks, which were a symbol of mod culture during that period. An insider tip: King’s Road got its name from its use, because it used to be a private road for King Charles 2nd so he could travel to Kew Gardens…which just so happens to be where our Head Office is situated!

Sylwia wears our Slouchy Rib Cardigan in poppy red. 

Visit Sylwia: 

6 Duke of York Square,
King's Road,
London,
SW3 4LY

Ben - The Strand

I’ve been a part of Jigsaw for only 5 months, and yet I feel highly valued and motivated by the company. What I love most about Jigsaw is the sense of community. We have great respect for our colleagues and a real connection with our customers.

We’re located in the heart of the city. A stone’s throw from Covent Garden, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square and the Parliament Houses, we know all the little slices and secrets of history. Like how the Strand was the first neighbourhood to have a numbered address!

Ben wears our Hudson T-Shirt in acid yellow and Canvas Zip Through Blouson

Visit Ben:

449 Strand,
London,
WC2R 0QU

Ben The Strand
Eva Kensington

Ewa - Kensington

This season I have found numerous pieces that fit into my dynamic style categories. The Cross Back Jumpsuit is modern and chic, the Mohair Leaf Cardigan is femininely effortless and the Leather Mini Pleat Skirt is an alternative classic.

We are one of the only remaining stores from the original Barkers Arcade. We’re located near the Design Museum and Japanese House which brings us customers who appreciate product from the design point of view such as the fabric origination and production process. Plus, we reside next door to the Warner Brother’s and Sony Head Offices which is very cool!

Ewa wears our Cross Back Jumpsuit.

Visit Ewa:

65 Kensington High Street,
London,
W8 5SF

Gjina - Westbourne Grove

Located just two minutes from Portobello Market, our store is heavily influenced by the Notting Hill vibe. We usually put on music from 70s, 80s and 90s to support the vintage wooden look of our interiors. Our neighbourhood is the place to be to shop, hang around and enjoy a cup of coffee.

I love the British Heritage emerging from each collection, celebrated through beautiful prints, elegant shapes and vivid colours. The Dalston shape was a key highlight, as much as the Westbourne Corduroy for its amazing colour.

Gjina wears our Westbourne Cord Jeans in poppy red and Silk Cotton Polo Neck Jumper in black. 

Visit Gjina:

190-192 Westbourne Grove,
Notting Hill,
London,
W11 2RH

Gjina Westbourne Grove
Simon Spitalfields

Simon - Spitalfields

What I love most about Jigsaw menswear is its note of simplicity mixed with wearable creative edge. Designed from the finest and most high-quality fabrics, I know I am buying something that will last a long wardrobe life. My favourite pieces this season have been the Distorted Gingham Shirt in radish, the Campbell Leather Trainer in tan and the Houndstooth Bomber Jacket in airforce blue.

The Spitafields store has a vintage industrial feeling with large old factory style windows, shelving and lighting. It’s a modern space that does not forget its DNA.

Simon wears our Blackwatch Shirt

Visit Simon:

11 Lamb Street,
Old Spitalfields Market,
London,
E1 6EA

Author: Jigsaw