Thursday, 22, December 2016
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Shop the January sales with The Marylebone
The best of the bargains
There is no better place to be staying than The Marylebone when it comes to London's January Sales. Here we highlight the shops to look out for
The American label favoured by Michelle Obama has taken Britain by storm since opening this side of the pond. Selling own-label designs and stocking pieces from partnerships with other designers J Crew never fails to disappoint. As an added bonus The Marylebone has team up with J Crew to offer guests complimentary personal styling sessions, plus 20% off items in the store. To top it all off, your parcels will be delivered straight to your room so no need to lug all those buys around with you.
Before Net a Porter there was MatchesFashion.com, and it’s a testament to its style that, some 25 years later, the company is still going strong and has opened four shops around London. Its Marylebone High Street outpost sells men’s and womenswear, displayed beautifully and expertly manned by fashion gurus who will help you pick out the best of the sales pieces.
Whistles is one of the most admired shops on the high street, having created its own niche bridging the gap between more affordable and designer labels. Pieces from Whistles are a mix of timeless wardrobe staples and stand-out for special occasions. Its sales are notoriously good, you’ll be sure to snap up a bargain here.
Agnès B one of Marylebone High Street’s longest standing boutiques, having taken pride of place on the corner of Devonshire Street and Marylebone High Street since 1999. The shop sells womenswear, menswear and children’s clothes, as well as gifts. The company began with Agnès opening her first store in New York, combining art and fashion and making the space a gallery/boutique rather than just about clothes, and this ethos is still reflected in her London shops.
Brora’s cashmere is second to none in the UK. It comes in the most beautiful, original colours, current designs and flattering cuts, plus – key to a really good cashmere jumper – it doesn’t bobble. Snap up a pair of seriously soft bed socks, gloves, hats, children’s clothes and plenty of chic knitwear.
It might not quite be the weather for French Sole’s delicate ballet shoes, but come spring you will be thrilled with your purchase. A pair of the shop’s pumps will be found in every fashionista’s wardrobe, they’re timeless and elegant paired with casual jeans or a long dress for something smarter. Best of all, they’re fabulously comfortable.
Want that effortless chic French look? Then stock up on all Maje has to offer. The Gallic clothing range for women combines subtle glamour with timeless elegance, it’s ideal for workwear and day-to-night outfits.
Sleek and sophisticated cuts from the man who gave us Helmut Lang, the modern clothing range that hails from New York focusses on clean silhouettes and cool tailoring. Pick up pieces from its womenswear collection that you’ll have in your wardrobe for years to come.
From a surprising beginning - Toast was launched as a mail-order catalogue by two archaeology students in West Wales – to country-wide success, Toast’s irresistible slice of luxury nostalgia (from clothes to homewares) has been driving women wild from Notting Hill to Northumberland for years. Think well-made, east-to-wear clothes in lush fabrics with a splash of bohemia.
For smart tights in every shade and style Wolford is the absolute go to destination. Get everything you need for the year ahead in the sale, from sensible black tights to something a bit jazzy. If you’re staying at The Marylebone, you’ll receive a free gift when you spend £100 of full-price items at Woolford.
One for the pregnant ladies out there. Seraphine is a maternitywear shop favoured by everyone from the Duchess of Cambridge to Marion Cotillard. You’ll find flattering wrap dresses, chic shirts and everything you could need to for your breastfeeding wardrobe.
British heritage brand LK Bennett is known for its collection of sophisticated women’s shoes, dresses, skirts and tops. Pieces are flattering and brilliantly-made, ideal for weddings, christenings and other special occasions. LK Bennett offers guests of The Marylebone 20% off selected pieces when they show their Marylebone Shopping Booklet (some lines are excluded).
British-made brand Sunspel stocks men and women’s staples; lovely soft cotton t-shirts, fine merino wool knits, boxer shorts and sleepwear – among many other pieces your wardrobe absolutely needs! Sale begins:Hamilton and Hare Underwear and loungewear for men inspired by the original boxer short, Hamilton and Hare creates beautifully tailored, essential pieces for men, from perfectly cut boxer shorts, to coordinated work out gear.
Nothing beats a beautifully-made pair of shoes and Oliver Sweeney is synonymous with quality and style. The brand prides itself on its handcrafted process, fine Italian leathers and original designs, which range from smart brogues to trainers. Oliver Sweeney has a fantastic offer for people staying at The Marylebone, spend £200 and get a week’s worth of socks for free!
British fashion designer Paul Smith needs no introduction. He is known for his beautiful tailoring and colourful prints, but over the years has branched out from just men’s suits and into womenswear, plus shoes, accessories, shirts and coats, while still staying true to his roots.
When you’ve shopped until you’re about to drop step into The Marylebone, whether you’re a guest or not, and enjoy relaxing afternoon tea in the cosy 108 Pantry or cocktails in 108 Bar. There are plenty of other special offers and treats for guests of The Marylebone to enjoy with their Marylebone Shopping Booklet, ask concierge for more information.