Today, there are 46 boutiques and the Arcade, described as ‘the jewel in Mayfair’, welcomes 4 million visitors a year. In 2020 5 new boutiques opened alongside long-established boutiques like N.Peal, whose cashmere shop has been in the Arcade 84 years. Several boutiques are exclusive to the Arcade – like the Manolo Blahnik men’s shoe boutique, which is the only one in the world, along with Somlo Omega Vintage.
Burlington Arcade is known too for its celebrated fragrance houses like Roja Parfums and Penhaligons, and for hand-made leather goods with cult boutiques Strathberry and Kwanpen. It is also home to some of Britain’s most popular global brands like Vilebrequin, Globe Trotter, Ladurée and Lalique. It’s the eclectic, quirky mix of prestigious jewellery, watches, macarons, food and beverage, swimwear, beauty, leather, footwear and cashmere that gives Burlington Arcade such a quintessentially British feel – plus it’s dog friendly.
It stands alongside other prestigious shoe brands like Baudoin & Lange, Mou and Royal Warrant Holders Crockett & Jones. Burlington Arcade also has an established reputation as London’s premier destination for vintage watches and The Vintage Watch Company, which opened 26 years ago, has the largest collection of pre-owned Rolex watches in the world. Bell & Ross have their only UK boutiques here, amongst the many other watch companies and exciting independent jewellers like Susannah Lovis, Michael Rose, Hancocks, Azza Fahmy, Sterling Diamond, Carat* and David Duggen, as well as new boutiques Mevaris, Diamond Watches London and Amrapali. Other newly launched boutiques recently welcomed to the world renowned Arcade include new luxury cosmetics brand Code8, coffee connoisseurs Noxy Brothers, leading British luxury footwear specialist Kick Game, and Mr Porter’s private appointment space.