The spirit of Christmas is upon us: set the mood with Duke of York Square and Rtister
As the rich aroma of mulled wine, minced pies and Starbucks gingerbread lattes drift towards us that can only mean one thing: the spirit of Christmas is upon us at last. The lights are sparkling on the trees and soon we will be hearing Christmas music playing everywhere we turn. Perhaps it may be slightly premature, but as this is our favourite time of year, we intend to soak up every inch of Christmas magic; starting with the shopping. If the thought of packed high streets, late-night shopping, labyrinths of queues, and impatient fellow shoppers leaves your cowering on the couch then we have the perfect solution.
Perceived as an oasis of serenity within a continental atmosphere, the Duke of York Square is every shopper’s fantasy. Located on the fashionable King’s Road, the Square offers an incomparable range of international retailers, outstanding restaurants and cafes alongside the iconic Saatchi Gallery. As a mere 5 minute walk from Sloane Square station, the Square’s location is unrivalled, offering diversity and choice whilst set in a stunning haven of elegance and history.
You don’t have to purchase minced pie or holiday music to set the mood this holiday season: with the Christmas countdown officially underway, we deem it’s time to begin that all important seasonal shop. Our destination of choice is undoubtedly the Duke of York Square because, among the 33 diverse and iconic fashion and lifestyle retailers – including Banana Republic, All Saints, Ted Baker, Joseph, and one of Europe’s largest Zara stores – is Your Coffee Break’s go-to boutique, Rtister.
With an abundance of innovative labels in store, such as Francis Leon, Aperlai, Sass and Bide, Teatum Jones and Altewaisaome, why settle for last season’s high street styles? Spring/Summer 14 trends promise touches of pastels, soft colour palettes, sheer panelling, femininity and straight lines, and prints that will be identifiable and specific to each designer. The masterminds behind Rtister have not disappointed with a careful selection of unique designers. We particularly admire Ukrainian label BEVZA, who is entering into her third season with the Chelsea-based boutique, fresh from her appearance at the Days of Ukraine Festival in London, for which her SS14 collection was cat-walked recently.
This year, get into the festive spirit with Duke of York Square and Rtister. For the ultimate celebration, visit the Duke of York Square on Saturday 9th November for a public event that is sure to set the tone for your Christmas shopping and wrapping. This upcoming weekend, the holiday officially initiates as the Square turns on their Christmas lights. The merriments begin from 3pm, with an assortment of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Head down to the marquee for arts and crafts, brave the winter chill with a toasty hot chocolate and sneak a glimpse of Chelsea’s own real-life camels. From 6pm pop down to Santa’s Christmas Grotto to meet Mr Claus who will be sharing stories and giving away tasty treats to visitors; open on weekends from the 9th November and every day from the 1st December until Christmas Eve. The focal point of the evening will be the breathtaking Chelsea Christmas tree deep in the heart of the square, for which one lucky child will have the chance to help to illuminate on the night.
For an enchanting shopping experience, that is sure to leave you skipping with holiday spirit, The Duke of York Square is the essential destination this year.