I’ll be the first to admit that I am far more likely to buy everything I need online. Shopping in-store is a rarity for me. I guess it’s a combination of ease, and time, plus it means I don’t have to actually do any hard work and carry bags home, or wait in line for a changing room. However, there’s the odd exception. Selfridges is one of them. I’ve been shopping in Selfridges since I moved to London thirteen years ago, and it’s where I go for my general upkeep (brows and hair colour mostly) and everytime I’m there, I’m bound to spend pretty much the whole day just hanging out, browsing, and much to the dismay of my bank account- shopping.
Natalya and I were invited into Selfridges to experience a full day of everything they have to offer, and with Eid just around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to highlight just why it ticks off all the boxes for everything you need under one roof. Our day consisted of a little session at Daniel Galvin, the personal shopping suite, shopping in the Accessories Hall, enjoying lunch at The Corner, and finally, picking up some prior purchases from Click & Collect.
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If you haven’t experienced or even visited the personal shopping suite in Selfridges, you’re missing out on one of the most relaxing shopping experiences of your adult life. The personal shopping suite is nothing short of a dream apartment. The interiors are gorgeous, the changing rooms are huge, private and equipped with everything you may need, whether that’s champagne and a cheese board for your girlfriends, or a TV for your other half or kids to be kept entertained and leave you in peace as you try on your entire wish-list.
Your appointment is with one of Selfridges’ stylists who cater to your every sartorial need, offering a wealth of knowledge and a helping hand on styling, of course.
Natalya and I had a rail full of Chloé, Saint Laurent and American brand St. John to power through and it was such a fun session of playing dress up.
For a quick cut and blow dry, we headed to Daniel Galvin on ‘3’. It’s a really beautiful salon right by the Body Studio and next door to Hemsley Hemsley. When I get my hair done, I usually order a coffee from next door, settle in and let the artists work their magic. This time, Natalya and I only had time for a quick touch up, but it was a very welcomed re-fresh.
The salon is the perfect contemporary space, think great natural lighting, marble, and brass accents, a recipe made for Instagram(!)
Probably one of the most exciting sections in Selfridges is the Accessories Hall, Natalya and I absolutely loved browsing through here. I fell in love with a Saint Laurent tassel bag, she fell in love with a Chloé Faye and we both played with watches and jewellery from Versace and Scandi brand, Georg Jensen.
After exploring the accessories, Natalya and I popped by to Click & Collect to pick up some previous orders. It’s a great service that allows you to purchase online and pick up in store, so perfect for anyone just visiting London and wanting to shop ahead of time.
We ended our day at The Corner for a late lunch. It’s a chic little art deco eatery set on the second floor of Selfridges with the most delicious truffle fries and cool street view of London from above. If you visit, I’d recommend the superfood salad and black tiger prawns.