News From October 2010

Any Old Albion?

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Our freshly painted and decorated pop-up shop has taken on a distinctly dated feel just now - but in nothing but a good way. Yes open for two weeks only we're hosting a special vintage pop-up in collaboration with Old Albion - the company responsible for sourcing and supplying us with interesting finds from days gone by. You may have spotted the odd piece around the store recently and now we have a whole corner dedicated to curious trinkets and treasures.

Old Albion

Provenance: D. R. Harris

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We're suckers for a bit of tradition so when we walked into D.R Harris's original apothecary on St. James Street we were seduced by this super old-school British brand. As one of London's oldest pharmacies it's been there since 1790 and has reams of impressive history serving the city gentry and Court of St. James.

Hanging on the wall is the 1938 Royal Warrant appointing D.R. Harris as Chemists to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Today they are appointed Chemists to H.R.H the Prince of Wales.

Renowned for the quality of their products, this family-owned company has remained eternally faithful to its roots. The majority of their products are still produced by traditional methods, being hand-made and packed on the premises.

We couldn't resist bringing the classic gentlemen's Arlington range to our bath and beauty department. We have the cologne, shaving cream, shower gel, deodorant and our favourite - the oh so practical soap-on-a-rope.

D R Harris