The start of the year is the perfect time to embrace a new experience, enjoy some quality time and escape the City with the help of a classic winter getaway. And whether you’re more inclined to book a long-haul flight to soak up some sun, or head to the hills in a return to nature, a broad range of accessories at The Royal Exchange will ensure you do so in style, wherever the wind takes you.
THE ALPINE ADVENTURER
Large Sartorial Jet Duffle bag, £575, Montblanc; Edition 1 Moisturiser, £50 for 45ml, Bamford Grooming Department; McFarlane 2 boots, £425, Church’s; all available at The Royal Exchange
If you’re looking to escape the bustle of city life and consider yourself a bit of an explorer but want to ensure you’re still looking slick while scouting the slopes or hiking through the wilderness, look no further. Church’s hardwearing McFarlane 2 boots are the perfect choice to keep you warm and steady on your feet, and Montblanc will see to it that you can pack up and seize the day at a moment’s notice with its water- and scratch-resistant Sartorial Jet Duffle bag. But don’t forget, even the rugged need self-care, so reach for Bamford Grooming Department’s Edition 1 Moisturiser to protect your skin against all weather conditions, from bright sunlight to crisp alpine air.
A touch of rest and recovery can be much needed following the festive period and you can never go wrong with a long weekend spent blissfully switched off at a spa or retreat. Whether you choose to enjoy some me-time or to relax and recuperate with a loved one, ensure your break is laced with elegance and luxury by packing Penhaligon’s indulgent fragranced soaps, protect your valuables in one of Smythson’s iconic washbags and, if you’re inclined to take matters into your own hands, SageBrown’s fully equipped manicure set will complete your pampering session.
Multi Currency Wallet in smooth tan, £125, Aspinal of London; Crochet Tenerife Panama Hat with Gros-Grain ribbon in natural and burgundy, £417, Hermès; LE75001 ready-to-wear sunglasses, £295, Tom Davies; all available at The Royal Exchange
Once the Christmas celebrations draw to an end, the remaining winter months often seem to stretch out far into the new year, so it’s no wonder that many a holiday-maker is drawn south to catch a couple of rays to break up the season. For those so inclined, The Royal Exchange is ready to update your look no matter the weather outside. Head over to Hermès to add an eye-catching straw hat to your repertoire, or pay a visit to Tom Davies for a pair of statement sunglasses. Complete the look with Aspinal of London’s timeless Multi Currency Wallet in tan leather – a must-have for keeping your currency and travel documents well organised.
THE URBAN EXPLORER
Chelsea VIII boots in black calf, £450, Crockett & Jones; Vitamin E lip conditioner, £24 for 15ml, Jo Malone London; Burlington backpack, £895, Smythson; all available at The Royal Exchange
The city break is a fantastic way to shake up your routine and immerse yourself in another culture for a few days, and for this classic getaway, there’s nothing more important than being prepared with kit that’s comfortable and practical. For days spent exploring unknown streets, perusing museums and seeing the sights, Crockett & Jones takes away the worry of spending a lot of time on your feet with its Chelsea VIII boots, which offer the perfect marriage of style and sustenance. Pop by Jo Malone London for all your beauty essentials, such as the Vitamin E lip conditioner, and don’t forget the quintessential urban accessory, Smythson’s Burlington backpack, to carry everything you might need in comfort.
Whatever your holiday plans, The Royal Exchange offers a tempting array of accessories for your next escape, ensuring you look and feel good wherever you are.