The Fulham Road Team Love Carol Singing at Christmas

If you’re planning some last minute Christmas shopping in the city, then perhaps you’ll want to do something festive while in town.

After you’ve stopped by our flagship pop over to the Royal Albert Hall for their carol singing concert with the London Concert Orchestra - a truly traditional Christmas activity. Just a few minutes away in a taxi, this is the perfect way to round off your shopping trip.

The flagship team recommend for you our gorgeous Satin Trim Cardigan for the occasion - so chic but still warm and comfortable on crisp Winter days.

The flagship will be open as usual during the Christmas period:

Monday: 10am-6pm
Tuesday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm 
Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm 

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Bridget Loves To Take Her Clients to Blakes Hotel

Our Head of Private Clients, Bridget, adores the afternoon tea at the luxury boutique hotel Blakes, which is just down the road from our flagship store. 

After a personal shopping session of the current the collection in Bridget’s private room above the South Kensington store, there’s nothing better than relaxing in the indulgent atmosphere with a glass of something sparkly to round off a special shopping trip in the capital.

Warm Up At The Chesterfield In Mayfair After Your Christmas Shopping Trip To London

At our flagship store in South Kensington, they love the ambience of the Chesterfield Hotel’s afternoon tea. The venerable conservatory dining room is the perfect place to warm up after Christmas shopping on a wintry morning. They highly recommend the delicious chocolate scones with clotted cream with traditional afternoon tea.

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Dress To Kill with HN London’s Bond Girl Style Advice

For the team at Harvey Nichols London, their favourite Bond film is the last of Roger Moore’s, View To A Kill. They advise you on how to dress for every scene…

"With many great cities visited in the film, we feel our AW’12 collection not only fulfils a Bond Girl’s needs for glamorous evening wear, but also for various daytime looks. With one of the scenes set in Siberia, our bond girl needs to wrap up warm and still look drop dead chic. What better way to do that than to team the Funnel Neck Coat with a Stud Belt and the Stretch Fur Snood in Ink to be both warm and sexy?

"Then for a quick stop in London; off to the races wearing a comfortable, signature Crepe Scuba Curve Seam Dress with the matching jacket in Vapour. Finally, relax in one of the great cocktail bars in San Francisco wearing our Viscose Jersey Front Fold Dress in Mulberry with the skinny leather belt and small clutch in metallic bronze.”

Need a Dry Cleaners in Knightsbridge?

Due to the high quality of the fabrics we use for all Amanda Wakeley designs, Professional Dry Clean Only is advised to care for your garments.

If you’re looking for a dry cleaners in Knightsbridge or South Kensington, our London teams, at the flagship and Harvey Nichols, suggest that you try Elias Cleaners who have several branches in London. 

Please note that while we can suggest a reliable dry cleaning service for you, we cannot absolutely guarantee their services.

Make sure you visit the V&A while you’re in South Kensington

For those who are visiting London to shop at Amanda Wakeley, we at the South Kensington Flagship feel that the Victoria and Albert Museum is a must see. It is only a short walk away from our store and it always has an fascinating exhibition on.

If you do stop by, you certainly must visit Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, which is showing until January, particularly because it features an Amanda Wakeley dress from the SS’12 collection!

Introducing… Head of Private Clients

Bridget is Amanda Wakeley's Head of Private Clients and cares for our VIP customers. She devotes her impeccable style advice and enthusiasm for the brand both to reaching out to new clients by organising events with the business and charity worlds, and ensuring that we always have a perfect piece for those we welcome back to us each season. Her career started with Jaeger from 1974-1990 (see her below at their centenary), which culminated in the management of the flagship store on Regent Street. She has since spent time living in Monaco and managing the Bond Street flagship stores for Cerruti and Emanuel Ungaro before joining Amanda Wakeley in 2005. 

If you join her for a personal shopping session or at a private store party, Bridget’s true skill lies in helping women to discover how amazing they can look; she’ll dress you in an ensemble you would never have tried, and when you put your trust in her she’s always right about what you should be wearing.

If you wish to arrange a Personal Shopping appointment, please call 0207 352 9701, or see our Amanda Wakeley store locations to find an outlet local to you. 

Introducing… AW @ Harvey Nichols Lonon

The Harvey Nichols London concession are happy bubbly team who work well together. They tend to all have a different approach with customers but enjoy bringing their different skills together on the shop floor. They love “playing shop”, as Sam would put it, realising the games they imagined in their childhood…

Sam: Your Store Manager Sam has been working for Amanda for five years and has a true love for the Amanda Wakeley brand. She took up her position after purchasing a dress from the concession and she got chatting, which got her the job!

Kate: The longest standing member of the team, Kate is a true girly girl who loves her shoes and handbags. She will go the extra mile with every customer to help accessorise their outfit.

Val: Val’s true charm emerges in the fitting room… she is always in and out recommending that one more item that will go perfectly with your selection, but when you emerge will give you your own space to think, saying nothing more to you than her famous phrase “so tell me”…

You can contact the Amanda Wakeley concession at Harvey Nichols London on 0207 235 5000 ext. 2324 or email hnlon@amandawakeley.com, or view the Amanda Wakeley Store Locations for more information.