Designer labels mount on to Mount Street
Mount Street seems to be the latest hotspot attracting the world’s designers. This week, French designer label CÉLINE announced they’re set to reopen their only UK store after a strong quarter, with profits soaring to over 25%. The French label initially closed their London store in 2009, giving no formal announcement citing the reason for the closure.
Their new home is to be on the site of the Jordan International Bank on Mount Street, which puts them in good company with neighbouring fashion royalty Balenciaga, Lanvin, Loewe, Christian Louboutin, Rouland Mouret, Vivienne Westwood and Marc Jacobs who have also taken up residence in Mayfair. It was recently announced that Oscar de la Renta shall also be moving in, occupying a unit previously owned by British hairdresser Nicky Clarke. The designer takeover doesn’t end there with Chloë, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Erdem all rumoured to be interested in securing residence on the exclusive Mount Street.
Aside from being a shopaholics dream, or nightmare – depending on whether or not you’re strapped for cash – the street also has a fine selection of bars and restaurants to indulge in while you are hitting the shops. If you fancy a bit of celebrity spotting, you’re sure to find a few celebs at the Guy Ritchie pub and the Punchbowl. They serve delicious British food and traditional cask ales; it’s also said to be a favourite with the British and visiting celebs.