For the inspired traveller who likes to indulge in new things to open their mind and fire their imagination.
Here you will find everything that is timeless, from hardware to clothing. Products that celebrate functional design and are appropriate in a traditional or contemporary setting.
In addition to new items, you’ll also find vintage items, some well-known, others waiting to be discovered. These everyday classics are not outdated, but mature with age and are destined to become favourites.
London is the city to look out for exceptional vintage pieces that will take you back in time. In Serotonin Vintage’s eclectic collection, you’ll find fabulous designer pieces from Burberry, Fendi, Dior, Moschino and more.
Meryll Rogge from Belgium, a young up-and-coming fashion designer who has previously worked for Mark Jacob, Dries van Noten and Miuccia Prada, has her studio in a 19th century Flemish barn nine miles southwest of Ghent, Belgium. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and you can now find her collection at Harvey Nichols in London or in her online shop. She is part of the new design generation that you will find on the first floor of Harvey Nichols, among other.
The Audley Public House on the corner of South Audley Street and Mount Street in Mayfair is a traditional pub that has been carefully restored to combine history and contemporary art, curated by Hauser & Wirth with artists such as Anj Smith and Phyllida Barlow who have transformed the ceiling into an art installation. Eat and drink wine while enjoying the exhibition.
In the heart of The Village around Pont Street is Anya Cafe, serving breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea and early evening drinks. The cafe also offers a selection of specially created Anya Hindmarch cakes and biscuits, available to eat in or take away in beautiful boxes, in their signature design aesthetic of course.
Another brand to check out when you’re in town. It was founded in 2009 and received the official haute couture designation in 2019.
Encouraged by his parents, Kayrouz moved to Paris at the age of 16 to attend prep school and enrolled at the Chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne a year later to study fashion.
Kayrouz takes the plunge and opens his fashion house in his hometown of Beirut in 1999. Instead of a storefront, he moves into an abandoned building that bears the marks of the civil war, eventually taking over three floors to accommodate his growing business. Now you can visit his shop on London’s Mount Street. Visit Mount Street, a feast for the eyes.
The oldest name in luxury goods, with roots dating back to 1750, continues to honour the finest, time-tested traditional craftsmanship. At its core, SWAINE remains accommodating and looks forward to welcoming its 21st century customers to the heart of Mayfair. Handmade hats, umbrellas and gloves are on my shopping list.