Atsuko Kudo and Coco de Mer have featured in Time Out London’s prestigious top 100 shops list.
Atsuko Kudo made it to the 83rd spot, only five places below legendary London toy shop Hamley’s on Regent St and just four below iconic umbrella shop James Smith & Son.
The only other specialised lingerie shop in the 100 was Coco de Mer, at number 35, which now also carries Atsuko Kudo lingerie and accessories.
Atsuko Kudo, which won Most Innovative Brand of the Year at the UK Lingerie Awards 2011, was placed in the luxury designer section of the list, alongside big names as Louis Vuitton Maison, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nicholas Kirkwood and Mulberry.
Designer Atsuko Kudo said: “We are deemed to be the 83rd best shop in London – which is a very nice accolade.
“We are very happy to be in such company and hope that even more of you are encouraged to visit us in beautiful Highbury & Islington!”
Atsuko Kudo is participating major fashion exhibition, next spring, at London’s iconic V&A Museum.
The exhibition is ‘Ballgowns – British Glamour Since 1950’, featuring the work of British based designers over the past six decades.
The V&A asked the brand to provide a gown to represent the contemporary aspect of ballgowns for the press launch, which happened earlier this month in the Norfolk House Music Room.