Whenever I’m in London, I always try to sneak in a visit to pretty much the mother of all department stores in my humble opinion. It’s open until 8, but even with that, it’s a rush between getting out of the office at a decent hour and getting there. I really have to make an effort to stay a weekend day and just devote an afternoon to it since there is so much inspiration in every corner, I can barely make it through the top two floors before I’m out of time – which are home furnishings and home accessories. I never usually get to make it to shoes! cosmetics! sweets!
Ironically I rarely end up buying much since I’m so overwhelmed – the store is petite by modern department store standards but it has everything you could ever need. I’m mesmerized by things I wouldn’t normally take a second look at: spools of thread, pincushions…their displays are beautiful and of course, the fabric patterns out of this world. Here are a few photos from last week’s trip – hopefully you’ll be inspired too.
All photos by The New Diplomat’s Wife via Instagram.