a whole new world of accessories
Sound the purse horn! We’ve unveiled the second phase of our extraordinary new Accessories Hall at Selfridges Oxford Street, London. As well as five shiny-new flagship designer boutiques (Dior, Prada et al), you’ll find a unique edit of the most exciting and desirable accessories of the season (chosen by our expert buyers), many of which can only be found at Selfridges. Discover our pick of the buzz-worthy brands taking pride of place in the new space, and find out why our Accessories Hall isn’t just about buying a new bag.
Boyy, oh Boyy: it’s the name on the lips of serious style aficionados the world over, having reached quiet It-bag status for its signature giant-buckled, top-handle totes. “We’ve seen Boyy, founded in Thailand in 2006, grow into a real trophy brand across the world’s fashion capitals over the past few seasons,” says our Accessories Buying Manager Josie Gardner. “The sharp lines and oversized buckle detail make the bags feel timeless but also refreshingly new. I love the beautiful iridescent blue style, exclusive to Selfridges this season.”
The Row has long been a favourite of fashion insiders who love the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship, considered shapes and luxurious fabrications. This season, I especially love the gorgeous evening clutches in crushed velvet.
- Eleanor Robinson, Selfridges Accessories Buying Director
“This is one of the brands I’m most excited to be launching in our new Accessories Hall edit,” says our Accessories Buying Director Eleanor Robinson of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s label The Row, which oozes understated sophistication. “The Row has long been a favourite of fashion insiders who love the brand’s exquisite craftsmanship, considered shapes and luxurious fabrications. This season, I especially love the gorgeous evening clutches in crushed velvet.”
Creative Director Olivier Rousteing has raided the Balmain archives (which go all the way back to 1945) for the latest ‘Domaine’ accessories collection, which is inspired by the French maison’s most iconic styles. Expect plenty of quilted black leather, oversized tassels and gold hardware embellishment, including the embossed gold coin that is so engrained in the Balmain DNA.
The exquisite chain strap and gleaming snake-head closure are clues that a fine jeweller is behind the design of the iconic Bulgari Forever Serpenti collection. Choose from a spectrum of jewel-like colours, including this glossy purple bag created exclusively for Selfridges this season. As an adorable extra, the miniature version will keep your full-sized tote company wherever you go – because accessorising your accessories is totally a thing now.
Despite the discreet, logo-free designs, Valextra bags are instantly recognisable among those in the fashion know thanks to their unique, streamlined shapes and impeccable Italian craftsmanship. “As an interesting alternative to black, midnight blue is big news in accessories this season. Bi-colour bags are also a key trend, so this exclusive style from Valextra ticks both boxes,” says our Designer Accessories Buyer Sarah Cartwright. Add a fun twist with interchangeable shearling handles, or a clear PVC raincoat to protect your precious purchase from the elements.
Luxury lifestyle brand Byredo may be better known for its understated (and oh-so-Instagrammable) fragrances and candles, but Stockholm-based founder Ben Gorham has also turned his hand to accessories – which we’re bringing to the UK for the first time. The simple, elegant bags, wallets and cardholders are imbued with the same inimitable Scandi cool as the fragrances. You’ll find a whole world of Byredo in our Accessories Hall, including our exclusive scent Rodeo – an exquisite, earthy blend of leather accord, midnight violet and black amber.
Make it personal
What do your accessories say about you? We think they should be as unique as you are. To celebrate the launch of the new Accessories Hall, we’ve invited our favourite designers and brands (Loewe, Proenza Schouler, Altuzarra, Marni and Stella McCartney and more) to each create an exclusive bandana – perfect for adorning hair, wrists, necks, and, of course, bags. What’s more, our permanent Personalisation Atelier will accessorise any bag with everything from bespoke Boyarde hand-painting and classic hot stamping to a selection of stickers, charms and straps to make your accessory one-of-a-kind.
The new Accessories Hall will also be home to Louis Vuitton’s first permanent concept shop – an ever-changing space that will be home to the French fashion house’s most exciting new collaborations. The first of which is ‘Masters’, a collection of bags and accessories created with artist Jeff Koons. Imagery from Koons’ ‘The Gazing Ball’ paintings, a series of hand-painted reproductions of works by the Old Masters (including Monet, Manet, Gauguin, Turner and Boucher), has been transposed onto iconic Louis Vuitton bags. Don’t miss a visit to the in-store space, brought to life by Koons’ iconic rabbit-shaped metal sculptures.
Lend us your ears
“We’ve seen an array of interesting earrings across the international runways during recent seasons – from bold and bejewelled to mismatched and sculptural – and women have really embraced this versatile accessory as a means of self-expression,” says our Accessories Buying Manager Josie Gardner. Hence why, as part of our Accessories Hall expansion, we’ve introduced a dedicated earrings edit, with six exciting new jewelry brands including Ellery and Paula Mendoza. We say, be daring: bold lobes instantly add fashion clout to the simplest outfits.
A gift for London
Look out for a giant inflatable Santa happily bouncing away in the window (you can't miss him) and you'll find The Selfridges Corner Shop – our new concept space on London’s busiest street corner. The creative convenience store opens with an ingenious selection of London-inspired gifts that you’ll only find at Selfridges, including a Selfridges Monopoly set and British designer tea towels created by the likes of Anya Hindmarch and Erdem.