Never have we entered a year feeling more in need of a sense of newness. With hope now visible on the horizon, may we suggest a little new year treat to sustain you through the second half of winter and inject a touch of frivolity, function or sentiment as we embrace the promise of the year ahead.
Revitalise your living space with these sleek and stylish home accessories. This handcrafted silver bowl from Searle & Co. will make a beautiful fruit bowl, trinket tray or table centrepiece. Georg Jensen’s elegantly curved mirror-polished stainless steel pitcher will make a pleasure out of pouring your 8 glasses a day, doubling up as a handsome vase for long-stemmed flowers or foliage, while Jo Malone London’s deluxe candle will fill your home with the sultry aromas of Damask rose and smoky oud.
With our social lives having been disrupted for the best part of a year now, most of us have come to embrace the more functional end of the fashion spectrum. As 2021 unfolds, pair your new-found appreciation of the practical with some stylish accessories to sharpen up your wardrobe. From Pretty Ballerina’s embellished flats and Crockett & Jones’ soft suede boots, to Aspinal of London’s new Mayfair bag and Montblanc’s wireless headphones, you’ll feel like a brand new you.
BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL
Inject new energy into your everyday with these joyous accessories that celebrate the power and beauty of colour. An Hermès silk scarf is a staple in any style icon’s wardrobe. This jungle-inspired print will instantly transport you to an exotic and abundant natural world. Crafted from surplus Liberty fabric, these vibrant boxer shorts from Sirplus allow you to indulge your exhibitionist streak for yourself only, or those lucky enough to get close to you. Aspinal of London’s enamel bangle in mandarin is a subtle way to add a splash of colour to any outfit, while Tom Davies’ fashionable frames are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.
THE TIME IS NOW
This pre-loved Patek Philippe World Time from Watchfinder & Co. is a reminder that the world at large awaits, and will soon again be yours for the taking. Tiffany’s East West wristwatch is a reminder that across the planet we are all connected, while Montblanc’s Summit 2+ smartwatch is literally connected, acting as your time-teller, fitness tracker and health monitor all in one.
SHIMMER AND SHINE
Who doesn’t feel uplifted by adding a touch of sparkle to their outfit? Whether you appreciate the orderly and defined aesthetics of geometry-inspired design, or softer pieces that emulate the unpredictability of the natural world, there are distinctive pieces of jewellery to suit all tastes at The Royal Exchange’s exceptional jewellery boutiques, which includes Tiffany & Co., Georg Jensen, Vashi and Searle & Co.
Planning ahead pretty much went out of the window in 2020, with staying agile and adaptable becoming the name of the game. But for the planners and organisers of the world, 2021 brings an opportunity to tentatively put pen to paper again, with improved chances for your best laid plans coming to fruition this year. Upgrade your home office with items designed to put the pleasure into getting organised from luxury stationery producers Smythson, Aspinal of London and Montblanc.
The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you during 2021, for a considered shopping experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques page for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours