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The recently revamped store opened its doors last week unveiling a new luxurious and sophisticated look. Here is what to expect and why you should be going along for a visit!
The world renowned department store first opened in Knightsbridge in 1831, and has since expanded globally. The Mailbox store is the first to be designed in association with Virgile and Parters and will be the model for all future interior store design. The theme of the new design is “controlled disruption” featuring eclectic mixes of materials and an unusual floor layout. The lack of structured walkways, typically found in other department stores, is what sets this store aside – there is more freedom for exploration.
Digital technology has played a vital role in the modernisation of the store. Queuing for tills is a thing of the past, with the store’s new payment system via portable iPads. A state-of-the-art 360 degree mirror has been installed in the Style Concierge area which allows you to see your whole outfit without having to crane your neck!
Cleverly, the refurbished store is all on one floor so you don’t need to be traipsing up and down staircases to find different departments! There are a range of beauty services including a stylish Shavata nail and brow bar, Hershesons Blow Dry Bar, and Beyond Medispa as well as the beauty brand counters. The store boasts a brand new restaurant with the menu curated by Michelin-star chef Glynn Purnell, and a sleek cocktail bar featuring Birmingham-inspired drinks. For that VIP treatment there is valet parking, and you can drop your coat and bag off with Style Concierge for the ultimate hands free shopping experience!
Everything you could possibly want in one store!
We love how simple this neoprene peplum top is by Sportmax, perfect for dressing up or down. £200, Sportmax.
Embrace the new autumn/winter trends this season like this military styled peplum jacket by Alexander McQueen. £1475, Alexander McQueen.
Go green with envy at this iridescent clutch by Loeffler Randall, it will brighten up any outfit! £305, Loeffler Randall.
We can’t get enough of this show stopping Alaia bag, it will pull any outfit together. £1030, Azzedine Alaia.
We love how fun and quirky these fluffy keyring’s are, perfect to jazz up last seasons bag. £150, Sophie Hulme.
Get starry eyed over the new silver Stella McCartney faux leather flatforms. £320, Stella McCartney.
The shoe department offers a range of styles from traditional pumps to funky designs like these rose gold butterfly boots! £575, Sophia Webster.
The Shavata Brow Studio boasts grooming services including brow shaping and tinting; and the Nail Studio offers the latest nail services such as manicures and enchantments.
We love the range of beauty brands that are on offer, with all the latest products and professional tips. £25, Brow Magic Brown Boost by Eyeko.
Menswear showcases a range of contemporary and international designers, selecting a balance of edgy and traditional labels. £450, Givenchy.
Mens accessories have not been overlooked in this store and exhibit a great variety. £65, Paul Smith.
We love these cute mini-me versions of the velvet flat by Charlotte Olympia. £195, Charlotte Olympia.
The combination of style and technology is a theme that is reflected not only in the interior design but with the products themselves – like these B&O Play speakers. £849, B&O Play.
Explore the new food market and try something different like this Peach Bellini jam! £4.95, Manfood.
We’re getting major food and travel envy with this Italian cookbook. £25, Venice: Recipes lost and found.