Mayfair Mania handbags, from £195, Aspinal of London
They say that good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the latest addition to Aspinal of London’s iconic Mayfair collection. The Mayfair Nano is the newest and smallest member of the Mayfair family; part of the recent Mayfair Mania campaign, which launched on 1 October. This micro design is based on the Mayfair Midi silhouette, with a bespoke gold chain so it can be worn across the body. Alternatively it can be clipped to a larger bag as a quirky charm. The Mayfair Mania collection is available in an array of beautiful autumnal shades that make us excited for the new season.
Halloween is on the horizon and things are getting spooky at Fortnum & Mason. The spook-tacular Wicked Wicker Halloween Hamper is now available at Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange and features a range of fiendishly good treats, including Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Popcorn and chocolate-covered Witches’ Fingernails. The iconic F&M wicker hamper is given a spooky twist in limited-edition black and orange that will make a fantastic keepsake all year round.
Also debuting some fang-tastic new goodies this month is French patisserie Ladurée, who has created a limited-edition Halloween gift box featuring four popcorn flavoured macarons and four spooky face designs. They will also be selling a special-edition Halloween tart filled with popcorn and polenta almond cream, silky miso caramel, popcorn praline and finished with a whipped popcorn ganache and a chocolate bat. Available in-store from 4 October. Bon appetite!
British heritage jeweller Boodles has set the bar high with its new circus-inspired collection. Trapeze is the newest addition to Boodles’ icon collection, and features statement necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings set with Ashoka-cut diamonds in platinum, giving the effect of a trapeze bar in flight. ‘Movement and jewellery go together,’ commented Boodles head of design Rebecca Hawkins. ‘The way light dances in precious stones is what makes them so attractive; it “see-saws” inside the facets of diamonds.’ Brand new for autumn-winter 2021, this elegant collection is sure to become a modern classic.
Discover the Trapeze collection in-store at The Royal Exchange Boodles boutique
It doesn’t feel that long ago that we were saying goodbye (and good riddance) to 2020 but, somehow, the year 2022 is just around the corner. So why not get the new year off to the best possible start by stocking up on a Smythson leather diary? These iconic journals have been a staple of the company since 1887. Each one features Smythson’s iconic blue featherweight pages and the 2022 collection introduces vibrant watercolour hues and metallic numbers. You can also get your diary personalised with initials or even a playful motif or nickname. They make fantastic presents – and getting organised ahead of the Christmas rush is always a good idea.
Visit The Royal Exchange Smythson boutique to select and personalise your perfect diary for 2022
MOVING ON UP
Contemporary jeweller Tateossian is on the move this month. But don’t worry, its not going far. The British brand is heading to a bigger premises within The Royal Exchange and will be opening its doors after an extensive refit in mid-October. The new branch will introduce a striking new visual merchandising concept with a minimalist and luxurious feel. Keep an eye on our boutiques page for details of the new Tateossian store opening and its location within The Royal Exchange.
A SHOE IN
Speaking of new openings… After its temporary closure, we are delighted to announce that Church’s at The Royal Exchange will be reopening its doors on 11 October. Just in time for shoppers to stock up on the recently released autumn-winter collection for men and women, featuring iconic Church’s styles, reimagined.
The Royal Exchange celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. We look forward to welcoming you for a considered shopping and dining experience in spectacular and historic surroundings. Please visit our boutiques, dining and services pages for regular updates on our retailers’ opening information and hours, as well as details about reservations, personal appointments and click and collect services.