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    What’s new this February

    From Lunar New Year and Valentine’s gifting to a fabulous beauty boutique, there’s plenty going on at The Royal Exchange this month

    Skin deep

    The Royal Exchange recently welcomed a brand-new business in the form of M&K Aesthetics, a luxury aesthetic medical clinic. Elegantly decorated with chic minimalist touches, the boutique offers a range of state-of-the-art treatments and services from professionally trained experts. These include permanent make-up, dermal fillers, lash and brow treatments and PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatments. If lockdown has left you feeling (and, let’s face it, looking) in need of a boost, why not pop into the clinic to discuss options or arrange a consultation. Visit M&K Aesthetics for more information and opening times


    Love is in the air

    Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, and The Royal Exchange has everything you need to surprise and delight your loved one – or give a special gift to yourself. We’ve put together a shopping edit of luxury treats and trinkets all available from retailers at The Royal Exchange. We’re also delighted to welcome award-winning florist Shilpa Reddy to The Royal Exchange for one day only on February 14th. Shilpa and the team will be selling stunning Valentine’s Days blooms from morning till evening, giving you plenty of time to snap up a stunning last-minute gift. What’s more, if you buy a bouquet and a special-edition box of macarons, you’ll benefit from an exclusive discount on both! Keep an eye our socials for all the details.


    Love is blind

    Chocolates and flowers are all well and good but what about a gift that’s stylish and practical? This month, British eyewear designer Tom Davies has released a special Valentine’s Bespoke Experience Voucher, which gives your loved one the gift of creating their very own bespoke handmade frames. The engraved and personalised gift voucher can be collected from the Tom Davies store at The Royal Exchange or posted directly to you, and includes a bespoke design consultation and pair of handmade bespoke frames engraved with your beloved’s name. Prices start from £595. The gift voucher can be personalised by visiting the Tom Davies website or at Tom Davies at The Royal Exchange.


    Gifts galore

    Trying to find a last-minute gift for Valentine’s Day? Head down to premium Swiss-French retailer Ron Dorff, who has a fantastic buy one, get the second half price offer on covetable items including fragrance, underwear kits, massage candles and Skin Discipline body care. The offer runs from 1-14 February and is ideal for romantic gifts (and gives you the option to keep one for yourself). Visit Ron Dorff in store to shop the Valentine’s edit


    Snap happy 

    Fancy brushing up on your photography skills and increasing those Instagram likes? The Royal Exchange is delighted to be hosting a series of masterclasses with Instagram duo Pretty Little London this February. Not only will you have the chance to learn to snap like a pro in your lunch break, but we’ll also be selecting photos of The Royal Exchange and the City for an exclusive exhibition. Stay tuned for more details coming very soon.


    Earn your stripes

    China’s biggest festival – which is also celebrated in many different parts of Asia – kicks off on 1 February. If you’re looking for a suitable gift or just fancy paying sartorial homage to the Year of the Tiger, then don’t miss our round-up of exclusive and limited-edition offerings from luxury retailers at The Royal Exchange. Shop the edit here.


    In bloom

    Luxury British accessories brand Aspinal of London has just released its Story 2 collection, which takes inspiration from a tale of first romance, rich in the allure of 60s French cinema. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, released in 1964, tells the story of an ill-fated romance between a mechanic and umbrella shop owner in a French harbour town. This historic film fizzes with a charming 60s swing, and features incredibly eye-catching and colourful cinematography, which Aspinal has absorbed in its new range. The new Spring Showers Collection places ‘the narrative power of colour at its heart’ in a vibrant and timeless collection. Prices vary, see Aspinal of London for details


    Assume form

    Get your culture fix this month at Red Eight Gallery, which is hosting the first solo exhibition of collage artist Joe Webb. Originally trained in graphic design, Webb turned to “analogue” collage and began selling his works in such prestigious establishments as the Saatchi Gallery. Don’t miss Red Eight’s buyer’s private viewing on Friday 10 February, with the exhibition running from 11-25 of the month. Find out more by visiting Red Eight Gallery