The demise of Fenwick’s Bond Avenue retailer has been much-lamented over the previous couple of weeks. I all the time bear in mind popping into retailer to pick out a couple of standout gadgets for photoshoots once I labored across the nook as a vogue editor. Within the olden days, Fenwick’s had a beautiful PR division (Mary and Sandra), and glorious patrons to create one of the best vogue edit and rail-upon-rail of lovely items. Sadly, the shop’s demise has been slowly unfolding over quite a lot of years; the final time I paid a go to in mid-January, the place felt like a ghost city. A lot of the huge manufacturers had gone, there was a dismal ‘archive’ sale, wall-to-wall James Lakeland and a handful of upset prospects. I received my eyebrows threaded at Blink (the workers assured me they’re being redeployed to John Lewis and Liberty) and shortly left the constructing.
The Bond Avenue website is prime actual property and has been purchased by a property developer for £430m, to be become a ‘combined use’ retail house and workplaces. Based in Newcastle in 1882 By John James Fenwick, and nonetheless owned by members of the family, the division retailer chain has eight different areas. The sale of the central London flagship, which opened in 1891, is ‘to fund important funding’, in line with an announcement launched by the corporate. Extra particulars and on-line procuring HERE)
Shifting swiftly on…the ace initiative, Charity Tremendous.Mkt (I’ve written about this new, sustainable idea HERE) has popped-up at Fenwick, Bond Avenue till 24 February 2024. Brightening issues up, no finish.
Is that this the way forward for procuring?
Additional particulars in regards to the Charity SuperMkt pop-up at Fenwick, Bond Avenue HERE. Extra sustainable type, HERE, and browse creator Tessa Boase on ‘Lamenting the Lack of London’s Division Shops’ HERE.