luxury

Rugby Ralph Lauren arrives in Covent Garden




Covent Garden is well on the way to becoming a proper fashion destination. While Neal Street has been hipster central for a while (home to American Apparel, Dr Martens, Urban Outfitters), King Street is aiming to be something of a Bond Street for secondary lines. Burberry Brit is already firmly positioned, and now, slotted between it and the Apple store is Ralph Lauren’s Rugby. (more…)



Tom Ford Beauty arrives today




I could have done without Tom Ford’s cheesy infomercial but everything else about his new Tom Ford Beauty line is as lush and lavish as to be expected. Full disclosure: I’m a packaging whore so I’m all about the weighty almost-black (actually ‘mahongany’, which replaces the white and gold) lipsticks cases and golden compacts that have suitably luxe clunk-click closures. (more…)



Breaking news: Church’s to open standalone women’s store



 


News just in: Forget Louis Vuitton, Prada and Chanel, the only shoe destination you need in New Bond Street is about to open at number 163. Formerly a mens shoe shop, the new standalone Church’s store, ‘Lady Bond’ (according to my mole) will be dedicated to women’s shoes in unique colorways. These shoes will be made in Italy ( thanks to the Prada connection?) as opposed to Northampton.

I’m praying for highly-polished brogues, oxfords and lounge slippers in Laduree macaron shades – not much to ask I’m sure you’ll agree. ETA: end of November.