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Here’s this week’s top London shopping news stories:
House of Fraser launches Mary Portas Handbags
Top London department store House of Fraser has a new collaboration with retail guru Mary Portas – this time in the accessories department. Championing â€œfashion for grown-upsâ€, Portas’ line now contains a range of six bags designed by Portas and named after music genres. The bags include large shoppers, clutch bags and shoulder bags in a variety of colours, and range from £39 to £189 in price. â€œMy new collection is geared towards modern living and has a bag for every possible occasion life can throw at you,â€ said Portas.
Jo Malone London Fragrance Discovery Evening
Join Jo Malone London at Selfridges on Oxford Street this Friday (17 August) for a special evening celebrating the timeless classic fragrance, Lime Basil & Mandarin. Called â€œa daring departure in fragranceâ€ it’s peppery basil and aromatic white thyme is said to be â€œan unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze.â€ If that whets your nasal appetite, hit Selfridges between 5pm and 9pm on Friday for complimentary champagne and sweet treats, inspired by the fragrance. Call 0870 192 5242 to book your appointment.
Meet Richard Weston at Liberty
Head to Liberty on Thursday (16 August) this week, and you’ll be able to meet Professor Richard Weston, the mastermind behind some of Liberty’s most popular scarves. Weston’s much-anticipated AW12 collection has arrived in store; and the man himself will be meeting fans from 1pm to 6pm in the Scarf Hall. This is a great opportunity to come face to face with the man Lauren Laverne calls â€œan academic even cooler than Brian Cox.â€