For the one stop shop for your Christmas shopping look no further than St James’s to help you find the perfect gift. The area has been the ultimate shopping destination for fine goods since the seventeenth century.
Today, St James’s is one of London’s most original and compelling districts, defined by its modern and heritage brands, traditional craftsmanship as well as flagship fashion.
Maison Assouline’s flagship store on Piccadilly offers a contemporary library of beautiful books and luxury gifts. Here you will find a wide variety of publications on art, travel and fashion. New arrivals for Christmas include “Creative Tables”, “The Ultimate Collection of Wine” as well as “Ferrari”.
Aftershaves, perfumes, shaving sets and luxury candles can be found at heritage brands Floris and DR Harris which have both been located in St James’s since the 1700’s. The Floris Rose & Oud scented candle and room fragrance are sold individually or together as a set. Floris have also commissioned a limited festive sleeve design featuring an illustration of the shop front, home to the brand found at 89 Jermyn Street.Packed full of all the goodies you could possibly need to see you through the festive season, the Fortnum & Mason Classic Christmas Hamper offers both sweet and savoury elements. The iconic wicker includes Old English Hunt Marmalade and Cranberry Sauce as well as a St James Christmas Pudding paired with aromatic Cognac Butter. Another Fortnum’s highlight is the new Charles Heidsieck Jeroboam; containing Charles Heidsieck’s much-celebrated flagship wine, the Brut Réserve NV. This gargantuan format, contains the equivalent of four standard bottles. The stunning parade of wines hand-picked from their cellars is in keeping with the spirit of the season.For foodies, leading cheese monger Paxton & Whitfield and Fine Wine and Spirits Merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd offer the perfect selection for cheese and wine lovers. Paxton & Whitfield’s latest gift is the His and Hers Cheeseboard at £26 containing a heart shaped beechwood cheeseboard with Brie de Meaux, Finest English Stilton and accompanied by multi seed and cracked black pepper cracker bakes. Berry Brothers this Christmas has those tricky secret Santa gifts and special stocking fillers all sewn up with a selection of miniature bottles including The Kings Ginger, Good Ordinary ClaretNo.3 London Dry Gin, a sample of London’s finest cellars without breaking the bank. For those with a more eclectic taste, Osprey LONDON is known for its unique luxury vintage style leather accessories, luggage and handbags. All of their products are made by highly skilled craftsmen in the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and India. Cashmere hats and gloves are key for this Christmas and the Macbeth croc leather wallet and Pembroke leather coin tray make the perfect presents. British clothing company Sunspel offers a definitive range of luxury British staples for men and women, the first brand to introduce t-shirts style tops and boxer shorts into the UK market in 1947. Boxer shorts are available from £30 in the finest long staple cotton fabrics for unparalleled softness, lightness and comfort. At the recently launched St James’s Market, a new landmark destination where global business, bespoke concept dining and flagship retail will be found around a new public square, you will now find the Jigsaw St James’s Emporium. This new concept store offers Jigsaw’s full range of luxury men and women’s clothing and accessories as well as a shop-in-shop space for their sister brand The Shop at Bluebird.
For further information and additional brands found in the St James’s area please visit www.stjameslondon.co.uk