His & Hers recently paid our first visit to Burlington Arcade, which immediately cemented itself as one of our favourite places in the world for some (very) serious window shopping. We loved the quiet, stylish space, where you’ll find so many amazing brands in a surprisingly small amount of space. Oh and the shoes – don’t get us started on the shoes! We may have lost rather a large chunk of time to staring at the heart-breakingly beautiful shoes.
This year, the shopping arcade, which is recognised as one of the world’s most iconic, luxury shopping destinations, turns 200. Naturally, Burlington Arcade will be celebrating its 200th anniversary in style, presenting exclusive limited-edition collections, installations and shopping attractions throughout 2019.
Launching this momentous occasion in March, Burlington Arcade will mark 20 decades since the arcade was first built in 1819 by Lord George Cavendish for his wife Lady Cavendish with immersive installations, gift wrapping, personalisation, bespoke services and experiences which bring to life the stories of the past two centuries.
Celebrating 200 years of emotive and timeless moments from the archives, featuring designers, retailers, customers and well-known voices, Burlington Arcade launches a limited-edition collection of products that nod to the years of special moments and memories.
With exclusive limited-edition pieces from luxury brands and retailers such as Atkinsons 1799, Church’s, Code 8 Beauty, Frédéric Malle, Kilian, Kwanpen, Michael Rose, Manolo Blahnik, Lalique, N.Peal, Roja Parfums, Strathberry, Susannah Lovis, Vilebrequin and The Vintage Watch Company, shoppers will be able to buy a timeless piece of history.
Limited Edition 200th Anniversary Products:
- Atkinsons 1799 – The Joss Flower EDP 100ml . £200
- Code 8 Beauty – #200BurlingtonMoments Lipstick – £45
- CIRO – Anna Necklace £795
- Hancocks – have created a one-off remarkable statement piece of jewellery to mark the 200th anniversary £POA
- Kilian – Royal Leather Mayfair 500ml Refillable Spray £250
- Ladurée – Personalised macaroons with 200th anniversary logo £2.95 each
- Lalique – Glass Fish in Red, all brushed with 24ct gold – £250 for box set
- Roja Parfumes – Elixir Edition Speciale by Roja Parfums – £595
- Strathberry – The Midi Tote – Tri Colour Navy/ Ruby/ Vanilla – inspired by the Beadles Uniform – £475
- Susannah Lovis – Garrard Art Deco platinum and diamond convertible tiara. (1925-1939). Transforms into a necklace, bracelet, pair of earrings and brooch. £79,000
Burlington Arcade invites shoppers to be part of the celebrations by sharing special moments and memories on Instagram and Facebook, sharing their own emotive moments from the arcade. From finding a vintage watch from their birth year, choosing an engagement ring, walking through the arcade with a loved one at Christmas, buying the shoes that James Bond wore, to asking the Beadles for directions, Burlington Arcade has played host to a world of special moments that last a lifetime. The 200 Years of Burlington Moments will be shared in a global gallery telling hundreds of stories through images and words using the hashtag #200BurlingtonMoments at @Burlingtonarcade on Instagram and Facebook.
With four million visitors each year, every visit to the Burlington Arcade is a unique experience, steeped in history. One of the first shopping arcades, opening in 1819, the arcade was originally commissioned to be built, ‘for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the gratification of the public’. Today, this historic arcade is bursting with heritage from its traditional shop fronts and store signs, some of which are features from the original build.
Burlington Arcade is located at 51 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0QJ. For more information on the individual boutiques, events and launches, please visit www.burlingtonarcade.com. Follow the latest news from Burlington Arcade via Instagram and Facebook at @Burlingtonarcade
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