shop report

Shop report: Couverture

In a world where everything can be discovered via blogs, Twitter and social curation sites, it’s a wonder that some stores still manage to consistently carry exciting, unheard-of brands. One of those is the excellent Couverture, a judiciously edited fashion and lifestyle store in Kensington Park Road. (more…)

Shop report: Couturelab

There has been much talk lately about how the luxury retail landscape is changing and one person who is well ahead of the curve is Carmen Busquets. One of the original investors in Net-a-Porter who also backs other ventures including Moda Operandi, her current baby is Couturelab. (more…)

Shop report: Hermes Paris flagship

Part of my recent trip to Paris with Hermes involved a visit to the new(ish) flagship store. Situated in a former 1930s swimming pool, it felt tres strange to be standing on the floor of the pool surrounded by original tiles! The store is vast and includes a cafe, a florist, a bookshop and lots of home wares. (more…)