The ultimate letter to Santa — featuring the best of global luxury.
The Royal Exchange brings the world’s finest luxury brands together under one iconic roof. It’s the perfect spot to find a gift for the person you want to spoil rotten this year (and that includes yourself.) We believe that the magic of Christmas shopping should be an experience to remember — and between sessions of retail therapy you’ll have ample opportunity to indulge in all the delights of the season, whether that’s refuelling at our outdoor Christmas market or grabbing something mulled from our brands’ in-store winter warmer activations.
To help you make the most of all The Royal Exchange has to offer, we’ve compiled our brands’ picks of their Christmas releases. Read on for a Santa letter like no other.
Aspinal Of London’s iconic Midi Mayfair in seasonal evergreen offers refined vintage styling with a contemporary flair: perfect for transitioning from weekday meetings to evening events. Handcrafted from the finest full-grain leather, the compact top handle bag design features our recognisable signature shield lock synonymous with this memorable collection, which opens to unveil a luxurious grosgrain lining with a central zipped compartment and open pockets to either side.
Take home a piece of history this Christmas with Boodles’ Raindance 20th Anniversary Platinum Diamond Ring. The ring — set with brilliant cut pink and white diamonds in platinum and 18 carat rose gold — was chosen as an enduring icon of British design and is currently showcased in the V&A’s permanent jewellery exhibition. Meticulously ordered and yet seemingly random, its timeless appeal is confirmed by the stones themselves: the total weight of the white diamonds is approximately 2.31 carats and pink diamonds is approximately 0.32 carats.
For the would-be explorer in your life, Bremont introduces the new S502 in stainless steel: a high performance and highly robust Supermarine GMT. The 43mm case with 500m water resistance and helium escape valve was built from a desire to create a fit for purpose technical dive watch that was inspired by, and suited to, the label’s adventure-based roots. Encased in a robust 43mm stainless steel Trip-Tick® case with a 24-hour uni-directional rotating bezel, it offers versatility in various strap options.
Look forward to Hogmanay with this tartan design from Hermés: the Brides De Gala Tartan Gavroche in Silk Twill — with hand-rolled edges and 100% silk. Brides de Gala is an emblematic design by Hugo Grygkar, created in 1957 for a silk scarf. Its name is reminiscent of the jingling of buckles, punctuated by the majestic sound of horses’ hooves. The bridle aesthetics and balanced composition are still relevant today, and whether it’s in your hair, around your neck or on a bag, this small-sized scarf is easy to wear and instantly transforms your look.
Introducing Jo Malone London’s scent of the season: Ginger Biscuit, spiced with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Butter-crumbly with roasted hazelnuts and the warmth of tonka bean and vanilla, this is a delicious scent for you and your home this Christmas.
Available as a cologne and candle. The former comes in bottles of 30ml and 100ml, while the candle is crafted in the British countryside and comes in a limited-edition seasonal design with a burn time of approximately 45 hours.
SIRPLUS’ Christmas collection features luxurious loungewear made from pure wool and cashmere. We are particularly fond of the Herringbone Organic Cotton Socks.
These socks — in a selection of blue, green and red — are made in Portugal from organic cotton, with added elastane for enhanced durability. Styled with contrasting cuffs, heel, and toe, the socks’ natural fibers mean they keep their shape — as well as keeping you warm through the winter months.
For the sports fan who has everything, Montblanc presents its Great Characters Muhammad Ali Special Edition Ballpoint. Crafted from precious Black resin, the cap resembles a boxing sack while the barrel appears like boxing tape athletes use to wrap their hands. The cap features various design elements, such as a famous exclamation by Ali and a butterfly inspired by this typical fighting style: float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The pointed cone takes up that notion and is engraved with four lines representing the ropes of a boxing ring.
Leading international travel and lifestyle brand TUMI is here to help light up your loved ones’ journeys this holiday season. The label has redefined travel essentials with a carefully curated selection of premium and everyday accessories alike. Like The Minaudiere: its fluid-looking curves mirror the label’s iconic hard side cases. Perfect for night or day and seamlessly matching every occasion, this multifunctional bag is available in various colours and exemplifies the beauty of technical innovation.
And we finish with the stunning selection of Grain set Diamond eternity rings from the Royal Exchange Jewellers. These rings — consisting of grain set round Brilliant Cut Diamonds — come crafted in either Platinum, 18ct yellow gold or 18ct rose gold. The total weight of the diamonds is 0.45ct, and each ring is crafted in the brand’s workshop and made to order to fit individual finger sizes.