For the amount we enthuse about the beauty that surrounds Flemings Hotel, it’s about time we put into writing exactly what it is that makes the area of Mayfair so magical. As one of London’s most affluent, glamorous and sought-after districts (and the most expensive street on the Monopoly board may we add), we will take pleasure in exploring it for you. That way, you can be safe in the knowledge that you are only being directed to the hotspots (and trust us, there are many). After all, life is far too short to be wasted on anything less than the best.
Mount Street is one of the wealthiest streets in London. In fact, it wouldn’t be out of the question to suggest that it is beginning to form a pretty significant shadow over the famous Bond Street. But, it hasn’t always been this way. In 1990, prior to its major revival, antique dealers and galleries took the place of the now high-end fashion brands, Jewellers and celebrity-enticing restaurants. The Duke of Westminster was responsible for its restoration over two decades ago, transforming it from “the street that was asleep” to “a magnet for the super-rich,” as described by The Sunday Times. So, what better time to go and have a browse than in the run up to London Fashion Week?
Where to shop:
Christopher Kane, 6-7 Mount St.
Christopher Kane is a new addition to Mount Street, having matched the store’s opening neatly with that of his London Fashion Week peers: Nicholas Kirkwood, Roland Mouret and Roksanda Ilincic earlier this year. The British Fashion Designer is backed by French fashion conglomerate Kering and focuses on bright neon colours for his womenswear lines.
Roksanda, 9 Mount St.
As the work of Serbian fashion designer Roksanda Illincic, Roksanda specialises, like many clothing shops on Mount Street, in bold and bright designs. The final result is smart and classic luxury fashion, allowing for a seamless transition from day to night.
Balenciaga, 12 Mount St.
The distinct designs of this haute couture fashion house are one of many reasons why, like Céline, Balenciaga is a flagship store for Mount Street shopping. Renowned for its bubble skirts, and quirky, ultra-modern shapes, it is no wonder that the brand is so exclusive.
Christian Louboutin, 17 Mount St.
We won’t offend you with an explanation for this one, but look nowhere other than Mount Street for a pair of those signature red-lacquered heels. We are forever in awe of the creativity behind the magnificent window displays.
Marc Jacobs, 24-25 Mount St.
The well established brand has a wide and high quality selection of perfumes, accessories, jewellery and make-up in addition to its men, women and children’s wear. The store in Mount Street is one of 200 in 80 different countries.
Simone Rocha, 93 Mount St.
The independent boutique created by Simone Rocha, the daughter of designer John Rocha and the winner of Young Designer of the Year 2014, has, like Christopher Kane, only recently opened in August. The beautifully simple women’s clothing line is excellent for floral patterns and feminine designs.
Lanvin, 128 Mount St.
Founded by French designer and couturier Jeanne-Marie Lanvin in 1889, Lanvin is France’s oldest fashion house still in operation. Specialising in modern luxury and soft tailoring, its adaptability to recent times has ensured its success.
Click here for an incredibly handy street view list of everything on Mount Street.
Roksanda – Website