The Royal Exchange’s LOVE IS… campaign continues into March, encompassing a self-love yoga session and not forgetting Mother’s Day on Sunday 22 March.
As part of the campaign, The Royal Exchange commissioned the artist Justyna Stasik to create a series of original artworks, including the one pictured above, that explore the multifaceted theme of love. A giant installation by the artist is in residence at The Royal Exchange’s main entrance, just outside Exit 3 of Bank Station, until the end of March. Read our interview with Justyna Stasik.
Read on for full details of our upcoming news, offers and events for the month ahead.
Show yourself some love on Thursday 26 March by starting the day with an Equinox yoga session on The Royal Exchange Mezzanine, which overlooks our majestic Central Courtyard. The one-hour class will start at 9am, followed by a healthy brunch at the Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant. Tickets are £25pp and can be purchased here.
LONDONERS ON LOVE
As part of The Royal Exchange’s LOVE IS… campaign, we took to the streets around The Royal Exchange to ask the City of London community #WhatLoveIs to them. From the empowering love of friendships to the unconditional love of parenthood, the answers we received are candid and heartwarming. Click here to follow the series as the month unfolds.
MUM’S THE WORD
Sunday 22 March reminds us to celebrate motherhood and show appreciation to the mothers in our lives. Be it your own mother or grandmother, the mother of your children, or a friend who is also a mother, it’s easy to overlook the significance of this role and the responsibilities that come with it. Show your mum, or a mum you know, some love with a special present from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide.
Adding an extra touch to any Mother’s Day gifts, Cutter & Squidge bakery is offering complimentary gift wrapping – with a ribbon and Mother’s Day gift tag – for any Mother’s Day selection boxes, biskies or full cakes purchased during the week commencing Monday 16 March. And luxury leather goods and accessories brand Aspinal of London has partnered with the florist Bloom & Wild to offer a complimentary bouquet of letterbox flowers (pictured above) with all in-store purchases of over £150 made from Thursday 12 to Friday 20 March.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW
As the fashion industry strives to put sustainability at its core, Mulberry plays its part with a new buy-back scheme, The Mulberry Exchange. Owners of Mulberry bags and mini-bags can have their pre-loved leather goods appraised and authenticated by experts in-store at The Royal Exchange boutique. Customers will then be offered a gift card equating to 25 per cent of the original purchase price* in exchange for their bag, which can be put towards a new Mulberry. The pre-loved bags will then be sent for restoration by Mulberry artisans in Somerset to be revived for future owners to enjoy.
*Please note that bags should be presented along with the original receipt. Customers who do not have the original receipt will be offered a gift card that equates to 25 per cent of the last selling price for that particular bag.
THE TIME IS NOW
Renowned Swiss watchmaker Omega has unveiled its new Constellation Gents’ Collection, which introduces 26 newly upgraded and refined models to create the fifth generation of this iconic timepiece. First launched in 1952, with the design further refined in 1982, the key features that distinguish Constellation watches include a distinctive case with half-moon facets at the top and bottom and two ‘claws’ on each side, a perfectly circular dial with indexes on the bezel and a mono-link bracelet. Further refined to enhance the elegant and sophisticated aesthetic of Constellation timepieces, the new collection – all 39mm – offers a wide range of colours and materials to choose from, including yellow gold, red Sedna™ gold, stainless steel and leather strap options.
Visit the Omega boutique at The Royal Exchange to learn more about the new Constellation Gents’ Collection
SEIZE THE MOMENT
Take advantage of our special offers this March and treat yourself, or someone else, to something new from one of our exceptional boutiques.
Photographers will be pleased to know that Leica is offering a whole host of savings on camera and accessories bundles, making now the perfect time to splurge on an upgrade.
Fine leather goods boutique SageBrown is offering 20% off all handbag purchases throughout the month. We’ve got our eye on one of the woven leather camera bags, which is available in 12 vibrant colour options and makes a versatile accessory for day and eveningwear alike.
Pre-owned watch specialist Watchfinder & Co. will be offering special prices on a selection of leading watch brands throughout March, starting with generous Panerai discounts until Monday 9, followed by Breitling reductions from 10 – 16 March. Visit the boutique, situated in The Royal Exchange Central Courtyard, to make a timely saving.