It is home to major shopping stores and hundreds of small shops. It is the biggest shopping street in central London, though not the most expensive or the one offering the latest trends in fashion, and is part of a large shopping district with Regent Street, Bond Street and other adjoining smaller streets. The other main shopping area in London's Knightsbridge, famous for housing Harrods.
Some of the best known brands found in this street are:
Selfridges, a luxury store that has been there for more than a century located.
Marks & Spencer, with 16,000 m² at the junction with Orchard Street.
Borders bookstore. HMV, which despite having moved from its original location in 2000 after 80 years, has three stores on the street, including a franchise within Selfridges, being located at No. 150 the biggest music shop in Europe.
Other stores include John Lewis, Debenhams (historically Debenham & Freebody and Marshall & Snelgrove before merging in the 60 and be renamed Debenhams) and House of Fraser (historically known as DH Evans before be renamed House of Fraser in 2000).
The center of Oxford Street, where it crosses Regent Street, Oxford Circus, is home to four chain stores: H & M, Benetton, Niketown and, until recently, Shelly's.
Virgin Megastore, at the intersection of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, a retailer of entertainment. Zara and Bershka, Spanish group's flagship chain Inditex.
Adidas sports brand that has an opposite Selfridges store. Providers are London club Chelsea FC
UNIQLO, Japanese clothing store.
The Camden Market, is a market which sells handicrafts and clothing. It is one of the major tourist attractions in London, attracting approximately 100,000 people each weekend. It was opened in 1974 when the Camden Lock was formed.