Khokhlovka Original

Clothing in Meshchansky & Basmanny

This is about the most clandestine fashion store we've ever reviewed. To get in, enter a graffiti-covered courtyard, then look for a small gap between two single-storey buildings on your left – the door is inside the tiny passage. The small showroom displays clothes and accessories produced by dozens of young (but often stellar) Russian designers.

The designs may often seem controversial, but you can rest assured you'll never see anyone wearing the same item back home.