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BUBA flagship store

For us, our Buba London flagship store has always been about creating the perfect shopping experience for women. Frustrated with the options on the high-street, Buba London’s owner, Lesley Silwood, was inspired to create a store where you could find unique, beautiful designers and a selection to fit every body type under one roof. At Buba London, we are all about mindful shopping and believe that beautiful fashion shouldn't have to cost the Earth.

The doors to Buba London opened in 2015 in the heart of East Molesey. The two-storey shop became the home to the eponymous brand as well as just five thoughtfully selected brands. Over the years, we have built a loyal customer-base who trust Lesley’s eye for styling and ability to find the right outfit for every occasion. As the success of the store has grown, we have expanded to include over fifteen brands and the addition of our second floor, which is focused on homeware and girls’ clothing.

Lesley regularly travels to Paris and Copenhagen to carefully select brands who share our passion for beautiful fits, effortless style and quality fabrics.   We never have any more than eight of each item available so every piece feels exclusive. We believe there really is something that suits every age, style and shape in our store and want everyone to feel welcome.

luxury accessories brand

Buba London

Buba London, was created in 2002 shortly after Euan McDonald and Lesley Silwood met on the sandy beaches of Goa. Buba, meaning baby in Japanese and Hebrew, is inspired by their love of travel. Their brand infuses styles from some of their favourite destinations – namely Ibiza and Goa - to create beautiful, colourful designs using fine leather and geometric, embroidered patterns and embellished with semi-precious stones. Each of the handbags, cuffs, necklaces and earrings is designed by Euan and then brought to life by Delhi artisans who have mastered their technique over generations.

Hand-stitching is a craft that’s increasingly replaced by the cheaper alternative, machines.  Buba London, are helping local communities to grow and to keep their traditions alive. As each piece is hand-made with love to order no two patterns are the exactly the same. Every piece is unique and has its own story.

Their accessories can be found internationally at Sandy Lane Barbados and One & Only resorts, online and at our flagship boutique store in East Moseley. Euan and Lesley also offer a bespoke service to create bags and jewellery for special occasions.  We invite you to come and find your Buba and, whether it's bespoke or from our main collection, each piece is always original.

styling services by

Lesley Silwood

Lesley Silwood is one half of the creative duo, Buba London, and owner of their flagship boutique in East Molesey. She offers a number of creative styling services including personal styling, wardrobe editing and interior design working closely with her clients to transform their ideas into reality.

Lesley works with all ages and body types to discover or redefine their own personal style. Whether you’re looking to rework your current wardrobe, looking to start afresh or simply finding an outfit for a special occasion, she sets out with to regain your confidence and enhance your natural body shape.

 

Lesley’s passion for interior design was ignited after a disastrous flood in 2013 which left her family rebuilding their home from scratch.  In its final stages, Lesley’s interior design skills came to life. In her kitchen, she crafted cupboard doors from salvaged floorboards of their previous home.  In another, cupboards are made from an old church pew.  Throughout their home furniture has been up-cycled from car-boot sales, antique shops - even Ikea - transforming something ordinary into something distinctive. In addition, their home has Indian influences throughout with stunning pieces they have collected from their travels over the years.

Since its completion, Lesley has built a portfolio of clients to transform their homes into a personal sanctuary.  She has an unquestionable talent for design and a natural appreciation for beautiful furnishings.  Lesley knows how to use space, natural elements and lighting to create the ideal atmosphere for your home.

 

If you would like to discuss any styling by Lesley, please contact buba@bubalondon.com

homeware

We're excited to announce we've recently opened a second floor dedicated to young girls' clothing and homeware.  Here you'll find a beautiful selection of home accessories, cushions and other soft furnishings from international designers including DAY Birger et Mikkelsen, Madam Stoltz and  Affari AB. 

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