Insider Trends London Retail Openings November 2016
With Christmas fast-approaching we’re seeing an influx of new stores battling to get open before the Christmas period. Highly-coveted online brands are also opening the doors to brick and mortar stores ready for the festive sales and testing the market over this high-sale period. Keep on reading for the best London retail openings this November.
In a very original move, a brand new all-male beauty emporium has opened on Covent Garden’s Earlham Street. Founded by Steve Banks and Spencer Wallace. Beast stocks over 80 premium brands designed for male use and far from the days of guyliner, the store has the modern man in its interests.
Designed with all 21st-century men in mind, the store features cycle racks for those on a bike and even an area to leave your dog friends, complete with treats and water! The permanent gift-wrapping station ensures that you’re never caught out on the birthday front.
The long awaited Boxpark Croydon has finally opened its doors to the public with a focus on the motto ‘Eat. Drink. Play’. Differing from its Shoreditch relation, the Croydon pop-up mall focuses solely on food and drink but also the community surrounding it. Designed by architects BDP, the signature repurposed shipping containers span across two floors and will host a number of creative events, DJ’s and workshops. As well as delicious food and lots of drinks to choose from!
Chanel have opened a brand new beauty store on the edge of Spitalfield’s Old Market, tapping into the vibrant culture and youthful visitors that swarm the area on a daily basis. The high-end luxury brand is offering a unique beauty experience where customers are invited to rediscover the House’s iconic and extensive selection of products.Regular beauty consultations, personalised make-up tutorials and one to one sessions with fragrance experts have been designed to cater to every visitors wants and needs. A bespoke lip menu and interactive filter screen feature within the store which allows customers to sample Rouge Allure shades and experiment with different looks.
U.S cult brand Reformation has finally come to London in the heart of Covent Garden’s Seven Dials. Acting as more of a showroom than a retail outlet, the store features touch-screens and a small range of clothes that allow you to try before you buy. Once ordered, the clothes take just a few days to be delivered, a service which is absolutely free – an interesting model to take note of. It’s only around until mid-December so be sure not to miss it!
Duke & Dexter
In yet another Covent Garden opening, handmade British footwear brand Duke & Dexter has opened its first UK store. With the British heritage at the forefront of the brand, the store incorporates a lounge-area and a coffee bar. Designed by the in-house team together with interior designers Dreambox, the interior is minimalist and mirrors their West-End location.