As temperatures continue to soar in the capital, we find the best holiday essentials across Belgravia. Here is our round-up of summer fashion and trends for the coast, city or country. You fill find a combination of classic style, easy to wear clothes and home accessories for last-minute holiday shopping.
Eres, 24A Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8JU (https://www.eresparis.com/)
Eres is a destination store for beachwear, swimwear and lingerie on Motcomb Street. Whether you are heading to the French Riviera or the Caribbean in August – this elegant T-shirt dress will make you standout on the golden sands (Annie £300).
Anya Hindmarch 15 Pont Street, London SW1X (www.anyahindmarch.com/)
Anya Hindmarch on Pont Street is one of Belgravia’s most famous designer bag boutiques. Its window displays change as often its bag collections with stunning results. The ‘Rainy days eyes tote’ comes in aquamarine or black (£495). It would make the perfect beach bag.
Louise Kennedy 9 West Halkin Street, Belgravia, London SW1X (www.louisekennedy.com)
If you prefer your holidays wild and windy, try the west coast of Ireland for long walks in the countryside and on unspoilt rugged beaches. This embellished T-shirt from Irish designer, Louise Kennedy, features their office dog, Paddy (€295, approximately £262). Drop into their West Halkin Street store to discover their latest collections.
Christian Louboutin 23 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X (http://eu.christianlouboutin.com/uk_en/)
If you’re heading to Paris for a city break, then stop off at the Paris Opera House (www.operadeparis.fr/en/visits) to admire the latest work of Alexandra Cardinale, the famous French dancer. These Follies Strass shoes (£875) from Christian Louboutin will add a sense of style to any occasion.
Amouage 14 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X (https://www.amouage.com/)
Take the scent of summer wherever you go on holiday with this set of fragrant travel candles from Amouage. The set includes floral, spicy and Oud, evocative of South East Asian tree (£78 for a set of three).
Faraone Mennella 28 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X (http://faraonemennella.com/)
For those holidaying near the azure waters of Santorini in Greece, with its characteristic turquoise domed roofs and Mediterranean summer evenings, the new Barbarella bracelet is the perfect accessory. The staff in Faraone Mennella are knowledgeable and friendly in this Belgravia designer boutique.
Berluti 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X (www.berluti.com/en-gb/homepage/)
Espadrilles never go out of fashion. Those in the know head to Berluti for these stylish denim and leather Biarritz summer shoes (£410).
Harvey Nichols 109-125 Knightsbridge, Belgravia, London SW1X (www.harveynichols.com/)
Treat yourself to a mini spa in a bag with Sisley’s weekend must-haves kit (£141). The botanical-based beauty products include the Express Flower Gel, promising softer, fresher skin within minutes.
Harrods 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X (www.harrods.com/en-gb)
Ray Ban was founded in 1937, and more than years 80 years on, it is still one of the world’s leading brands. Today, it is famous for its cool, contemporary collections from Wayfarers to Aviators. Ray Ban’s Wayfarers (£163) in tortoiseshell suit men and women alike, adding an element of sophistication to any outfit.
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