There's great comfort to be had in knowing places like Crossley Steet still exist, with the venerable Pellegrini's standing guard over long-term tenants and rotating newcomers plying everything from bespoke shirts to vintage curios.
Orientate yourself over an espresso from Pellegrini's with a watermelon granita chaser. If you can see Paperback Books opposite, you're in the right place.
You're probably ready for a glass of top-shelf vino selected by an approachable sommelier. Squeeze into Von Haus, greet the neighbour whose knee you're almost perching on and choose something off the snacks menu.
A rare treat for shoppers is that both sexes are catered for on Crossley Street. Fancy fellas can Collar Charles Edward, Master Shirtmaker or C. Maimone Tailor for some tailored threads, and get a no-nonsense short back n' sides from Windsor Hair Salon. Ladies can look the part with designer dresses from Blonde Venus. Drool over display jewels at Gallery Funaki.
Dive into De Mille and lose yourself among Art Deco lamps, antique toys, sixties figurines, marcasite and bakelite.
Now you'll need to decide if you're in the mood for hatted fine dining (Becco), ceremony-less plates of carbs (Pellegrini's) or Asian street food dripping with style (Gingerboy).