Subrosa Exchange launch party at Bodo’s Schloss
Hidden away in the depths of the unique Bodo’s Schloss venue in High Street Kensington on Monday evening, was the launch party for the beautiful jewellery label Subrosa Exchange. Originally set up as a family business and now into its third generation of members, Subrosa Exchange specialises in pre-owned fine jewellery and we were treated to a preview of the trinket treats it has in store.
The choice of venue gave the event an idiosyncratic touch, as the restaurant-come-disco bar is reminiscent of an Austrian alpine-lodge. Discreetly placed in the heart of South West London, the venue is like a farmhouse, and aims to feel as though you are a world away from an urban lifestyle. Waiters and waitresses dressed in traditional lederhosen served an array of drinks and canapés to guests perched at wooden benches, adding a warming feel to the wintery setting.
Among the brilliant madness of it all, could be found stunning pieces of vintage jewellery. Subrosa Exchange was set up in London (after making a presence in New York) in order to create a market for exquisite pre-owned jewellery. Branding themselves with a concept of having the “Infinite Jewellery Box”, the pieces on display at the launch were a truly magnificent example of what there is to offer in terms of second-hand jewels.
The label offers services for you to sell, shop or exchange, making it ideal for getting a new necklace in return for an older piece of your own collection that you no longer want. With offices in St James’s Square full of staff ready to inspect pieces you may want to sell, or similarly to help you find the piece that is missing from your collection, Subrosa Exchange is pieced and priced to perfection.
The evening was completed with shots served from wooden skis as an après-ski delight.
Photos: Krisztián Pintér
Discover more about the services and jewellery Subrosa Exchange has to offer here.