The 100 Best Clothing Stores in the World

Whether you go for the pants, to sip a matcha, or just to soak up some rarefied ambience, these 100 stores from around the world demand a visit.



Lagos, Nigeria

What’s in stock? High fashion with an emphasis on African and Africa-inspired designers like Kenneth Ize, Post-Imperial, and Ahluwalia.

What’s the vibe? Founded in 2014 by fashion entrepreneur Reni Folawiyo—and housed in a building designed by world-famous Ghanaian British architect David Adjaye—Alára is West Africa’s first fashion concept store. Think Dover Street Market or 10 Corso Como with a Pan-African elegance.

Why visit? Located in the posh Victoria Island district of Lagos, this is an essential stop on the global fashion train for a glimpse inside the thriving, vibrant world of African design.—Noah Johnson

Read more at GQ.