Famed British retail emporium of good taste and sophistication, Asprey opens its doors in Southampton.
Asprey's storefront in London.
The Octopus glassware range features traditional copper-wheel engraving methods.
The jewelry supplier to the British royal family since the days of Queen Victoria is looking to enchant local well- heeled devotees of the finer things and beautiful trinkets. Asprey, a purveyor of jewels, silverware, fine bookbinding and hunting accessories, sets up shop in Southampton, with intentions to remain open through the holiday season.
Asprey's key groupings in Southampton will include jewelry and handbags.
Founded in 1781, Asprey has always been one of London’s most iconic luxury merchants. The ultimate gift shop—where one could buy all manner of exotic and exquisite goods from all over the world, from books to watches to scepters to crystal—it grew into a global emporium of old-world and refined charm. For its Hamptons debut, the brand will play up its connection to the golden age of cocktails by naming its pop-up concept The Asprey Bar, an homage to art deco and all of its design influences. Asprey’s catalogs from this time are considered some of the most beautiful anthologies of barware collections, featuring fun shakers, barware accompaniments and exceptional cocktail trollies.
Highlights from the full barware offerings available for purchase include the whimsical yet stately Octopus glassware range, with tentacles hand-engraved using the traditional copper-wheel method; iconic animal head decanters; and other posh bar accessories. Expect to see a limited range of Asprey’s key groupings such as jewelry, leather games, handbags and highly sophisticated homeware. Adhering to limitations imposed by current precautions, Asprey offers curbside pickups, and for those looking for a more personalized experience, appointments in store are available. 18 Jobs Lane, Southampton, asprey.com/us
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