Having traveled to London before moving here Marks & Spencer was a name I heard and I had seen their shops around town. It wasn't until I had some time to kill before a meeting back in December, when I popped into one to scope out their shoe section, (remember these guys?) that I paid them any attention at all. And you know what? They have caught me by surprise.
I have noticed that the 'best' items tend to sell out, so getting on their mailing list is probably a good idea. Best of British and the M&S Collections are the two standout women's wear options, but seriously take a look around, this isn't your normal department store offering.