HIS & HERS RECEIVED A SPECIAL INVITATION TO A PREVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT THE METQUARTER. IT IS THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN IN A CITY WHERE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR FASHION AND BEAUTY REALLY SERIOUSLY. IT WAS CREATED IN RESPONSE TO THE DESIRE TO ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL RETAILERS TO LIVERPOOL. IT IS PIVOTAL AS A SPACE THAT HOUSES FASHION DESIGNERS, TAILORS, JEWELLERS, AND RESTAURANTEURS. YOU WILL FIND M.A.C., JO MALONE, THE SASSOON SALON, AND MUCH MORE.
Words: Jean Hill
Neighbourhood, the renowned restaurant, is literally in the neighbourhood. Carluccio’s offers the best of Italian cuisine. And all this combines to welcome shoppers into a winter wonderland. The florist on the concourse sets the festive tone. I defy anyone not to feel the Christmas vibe once inside the shopping arcade.
I cannot walk past Paperchase. But then why would you? Now that I have a discount card (available to all who shop there), it is all good. It is where I find present inspiration, trinkets, notebooks, decorations, and all things bright and beautiful. Gieves and Hawkes is the go to place for that beautifully tailored suit that will take you anywhere. T. M. Lewin and Jack Wills help solve that ‘something for him’ dilemma.
It is worth mentioning that there is still room for independents and home-grown talent. Francesca Couture is much loved. It is where fashionistas find party frocks and elegant outfits that are originals. Mococo, a jewellers that dazzles, has spread far and wide. It is another independent success story. A Jo Malone candle will fill your home with a beautiful aroma throughout the season of good-will, holly, mistletoe, and mulled wine. There’s still time to book into Sassoon Salon for that cutting edge hair style! Discover the ultimate little black dress and find the perfect piece of jewellery to complete the outfit. Take tips from a make-up artist. Party on and enjoy the Xmas menu at great restaurants. Indulge in delicious pastries at Patisserie Valerie. The fact that this is all under one roof, is a cause for celebration.
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