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In the heart of London’s Mayfair, James Purdey & Sons celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished shop, the launch of the Autumn Winter 2015 collection and the start of the shooting season.

The evening introduced the refitted Audley House, which elegantly showcases the new collection of clothing and accessories. With the main gun room moved entirely into the historic Long Room, there are dedicated sections of the shop for the menswear and extended ladieswear ranges.

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The celebration saw the likes of Nigel Beaumont and representatives from the press, as well as key industry partners such as BASC and the West London Shooting School. Guests enjoyed a selection of canapés such as roasted venison and Scottish beef Carpaccio.

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James Purdey & Sons have been crafting the finest bespoke guns and rifles since 1814 in London. The shop, located on the corner of Mayfair’s South Audley and Mount Streets, has been Purdey’s home since 1882.

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In 1973, Purdey became the first London gun maker to sell a range of high quality shooting clothing, which it continues to do today. Purdey releases two main collections a year for Spring Summer and Autumn Winter.

James Purdey & Sons Ltd  (Audley House, 57 – 58 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2ED)