London label Hayley Menzies has opened its second standalone London-based boutique near Carnaby Street. Located at 8 Newburgh Street, the 640sq ft two-storey store showcases a cornucopia of colour, print and artisanal embellishment. Shoppers can browse a selection of the brand’s latest ready-to-wear offerings while downstairs there’s a leopard-lined lounge showcasing its iconic knitwear.
The new store joins Hayley Menzies’ first standalone boutique in Chelsea, which also stocks a highly curated edit of the designer’s collection.
Shaftesbury Capital’s Andrew Price says: “We’re delighted that Hayley Menzies has chosen Carnaby to be the home of her first West End boutique. The contemporary luxury brand is a great addition to Carnaby’s leading fashion offer and will complement the neighbouring independent brands on Newburgh Street.”
Creative director Hayley Menzies adds: “Soho is my old stomping ground, and Carnaby especially is one of those places that everyone seems to remember fondly with a twinkle in their eye! It feels like the right fit for my brand, with its rock ‘n’ roll rebellious heritage and a place visited to discover innovative brands selling unique and exciting pieces.”
Menzies’ celebration of beautifully made items extends from fashion into furnishings throughout the store. Every available surface is accentuated with flamboyant hand-chosen antiques which nod to the brand’s vintage market stall roots. Expect enormous 1970’s Murano glass chandeliers, eBay thrift finds, 1920’s brass mirrors from the V&A and a set of Deco drinking cabinets purchased from Hayley’s favourite Notting Hill antique dealer.