Last week Luxury Topping attended the private preview of Asprey’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection. Although known for their wonderful jewellery, Asprey have something for everyone with a collection of very desirable handbags books, clocks, china, crystal and silver collections.
Shopping in Asprey is just like buying your own a little bit of heritage. William Asprey established the brand in 1781 and in 1847 the business moved to its New Bond Street location, where it remains today. As the brand grew in popularity, it gradually acquired the five magnificent Georgian townhouses which now make up the flagship store. Its interiors have designed by Sir Norman Foster who also created the Great Court at the British Museum.
Asprey have a new range of Meissen china in duck egg blue and the softest lemon. Designer Hakan Rosenius explained that each butterfly on the entire set was individually designed and an exact replica of intricate drawings of these species from the 17th Century.
Next stop was to view the decanters. Made from clear lead free crystal with a sterling silver head, they release a new edition every year. This year, Asprey will be releasing the impressive Ram Head to coincide with the Chinese year of the Ram.
The famous 2015/6 Asprey Christmas cracker was also on display. Even for the most stylish among us, it would be a huge treat to find an Asprey cracker on your Christmas table.
We all want an Asprey leather handbag. Even without the glaring logo synonymous with luxury brands, everyone would tell that you were carrying a handbag of quality to complement your Zara dress. The timeless designs feature colours that are rich and autumnal with bursts of colourful linings. The amount of detail that goes into each bag is phenomenal. Everything is considered, from the length of the handle to the click of the Asprey clasp.
Walking into Asprey is a pleasure. Whether you are buying a million pound necklace or a pale blue egg cup with a butterfly, the passion and respect that the Asprey team has for their customers and the craftsmanship that goes in to designing each of their products is evident in everything they do. Their products are fit for a Queen and the brand quite rightly has been honoured with the Royal Warrant for many years.