New kid on the block - well street

The orange and brown flag was blustering about outside, proudly signaling the opening of the store below. It is the new kid on the block; only she is not that new, just a very well kept secret – until now. Tory Burch has finally launched in the UK, helping the expats of the US in London, specifically New Yorkers, feed their Burch habit. For a while now the gold emblem has been sneaking around on the toes of those that know, winking in the sun (when there is any) and causing a niggling feeling that you know the sign but you just cannot place it.

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Solange Azagury-Partridge

What would you do if you looked skywards and all you could see was sparkling crystals? Well to find the answer all you have to do is pay a visit to the Solange Azagury store on Bond Street. The new store has just this by Swarovski. As you glide down the stairs the basement room opens up to reveal a secret disco type showroom. The ceilings crystals are all black to match the sumptuous interior and the decadent jewellery on display.

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Louis Vuitton store opening

Having seen the scaffolding up for months and the dustsheets covering the shop front, the excitement was getting high. Even higher when part of Bond Street was shut off in anticipation of the store opening last Tuesday. Slowly pieces of the windows were being seen, crowds were gathering and I had an invite.

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