French swimwear and lingerie brand Eres is the epitome of understated elegance.
It was founded in 1968 by Irène Leroux, who did away with the stays and underwire typical of swimwear of the day, instead using innovations in fabric – the exclusive ‘Peau Douce’ – and ‘body architecture’ to contour a woman’s silhouette.
It was the first brand to offer swimwear all year round and it continues that tradition today, with collections launched on the luxury ready-to-wear schedule. An in-house research and development team sustains Eres’ reputation for technical excellence, while a couture-like approach to cut and minimalist aesthetic ensures an offering that is at once current yet timeless.
House of Cashmere has become a destination for luxury knitwear thanks to its carefully edited selection of pieces from leading cashmere makers including Johnstons of Elgin, Alan Paine and Doriani.
The offering in-store spans shawls, scarves and sweaters, as well as sumptuous coats and a unique range of ultra-light cashmere-silk blend pieces.
Luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin was founded in Saint Tropez in 1971, and the style and spirit of the French Riviera continues to inspire the brand today.
The uncompromising cut of the men’s classic Moorea swim shorts remains virtually unchanged, while its fast-drying, tear-resistant Italian polyamide means each piece will last a lifetime.
Vilebrequin is rooted in family values and launched its father-and-son concept in 1995. It fast became a hallmark of the brand and a mother-and-daughter line was soon added too.
The Burlington Arcade boutique offers the full collection, from men’s, women’s and children’s swimwear to polo shirts and sunglasses. It also offers exclusive prints, as well as a repair service.
One of the longest-standing tenants of the Burlington Arcade, N.Peal was born in 1936 as a haberdashery store.
It started selling luxury knitwear after founder Nat Peal discovered a source in the Shetland Islands, where he was stationed during the Second World War. By the 1950s, Peal was considered Britain’s ‘King of Cashmere’, with customers including Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe and Princess Grace of Monaco.
Today, N.Peal sources its cashmere from sustainably run farms in Mongolia, and the Burlington Arcade flagship is a three-level showcase for the men’s, women’s and homeware collections. It also offers a bespoke service through which customers can have their chosen design hand-knitted to order.
In addition to many high profile customers, N.Peal are also an official James Bond partner and their sweaters have been worn by the secret agent in the films Skyfall, Spectre and No Time To Die. These featured styles are available in the Burlington Arcade store where you can learn more about the collaborative process of creating pieces for 007.
Edinburgh-based Strathberry’s luxury leather goods are distinctive for their clean lines and a signature bar closure, inspired by the sheet music folios carried by musicians
Modern classics in contemporary tri-colour combinations have made it a favourite with the Duchess of Sussex and Lady Gaga.
he brand was founded in 2013 by husband-and-wife team Guy and Leeanne Hundleby and each piece is handcrafted in Spain by artisans using the finest materials. Regular collaborations with tastemakers from across the globe result in covetable limited-editions that regularly sell out.