This season’s must-read style news for the Manchester Professional
Inside DMR new luxury showroom
From Rolex to Patek Phillipe, the big names in world-renowned watches have a spectacular new home in Manchester. Celebrating its 50-year-anniversary, David M Robinson recently unveiled its newly-expanded showroom on St Ann’s Square. It’s a stunning contemporary home split over two floors, featuring a dedicated Rolex space to allow visitors to see into the heart of the showroom’s watchmakers workshop.
Aésop Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator has arrived in Manchester
Redness, skin irritation and dryness have met their match with Aésop’s upcoming product, the Seeking Silence Facial Hydrator. It’s a new failsafe for sensitive skin, featuring a medley of skin-cooling anti-oxidants including ginger root. The lightweight lotion has a non-greasy finish and can be used morning and evening as part of a simple skincare routine.
Available at Selfridges Exchange Manchester
Le Labo new must-try fragrance, Tonka 25 is here
Le Labo’s Tonka 25 is the scent of the moment. Described as a ‘dark fragrance with woody notes and a subtle hint of sweetness’, it’s one of the first scents the New York based perfumers have launched in years. Le Labo has been disrupting the industry with its collection of unique fine fragrances since 2006. Beyond the scents, the brand is proving that luxury products need not be environmentally harmful and prefer ‘to test on New Yorkers than animals’.
Manchester’s First Sneaker Store
From Northern Quarter’s Kersh Kicks to new trainer cleaning service Sneaker Pharm, Manchester seems in the midst of a serious sneaker love affair. Now open on Faulkner Street in China Town is Sneaker Official, the latest trainer haven to open up in the city. It is Manchester’s first sneaker consignment store, an efficient way to buy and sell coveted and limited trainers. It’s the ideal space for sneaker collectors to make some money on their obsession, and get a fresh new pair in the process.
COS store has finally opened
Manchester’s most anticipated fashion opening, COS, will finally grace our high street this year. It has been a long time coming. The Scandinavian fashion brand was first rumoured to be taking over the former GAP unit on 30 St Ann’s Street back in 2018. Once open, it will be one of the few standalone COS stores in the North West (the current regional flagship is in Liverpool). Considered the ‘grown-up sister of H&M’, COS’ A/W collections feature relaxed tailoring, beautiful autumnal colours and luxe materials.
Parle Moi Parfum store has come to Selfridges Trafford
Joining an extensive selection of luxury perfumes at Selfridges Trafford is Parle Moi, a Parisian brand founded by Benjamin Almairac, son of the legendary perfumer and ‘nose’ Michel Almairac (Dior, Gucci, Chloe). Presented in clean, minimalist packaging, the Parle Moi collection is a mix of glorious unisex scents made with the finest, raw ingredients. The collection is currently available at Selfridges priced at £98 for 50ml and £158 for 100ml EDP.