Donhall & Bell follow in some legendary footsteps, to join the line-up at London’s most prestigious shopping location.
By any standards, London’s Royal Exchange got off to a flying start. When it first opened its doors, back in 1571, it was launched by Queen Elizabeth I, who gave it Royal status — then, as now, a powerful seal of approval. And it’s been at the heart of city life ever since. riginally designed as a space for trading goods, it went through spells as everything from an insurance company headquarters to an international futures exchange. Its 19th and 20th century incarnations were launched by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, before it reinvented itself once more in 2001 as a luxury real destination.
Today, the arcades and courtyards where generations of merchants and tradesmen once haggled are home to the finest names in fashion — from homegrown legends like Church’s and Smythson to international powerhouses like Omega, Tiffany and Montblanc. And for the next two months, Donhall & Bell footwear will be on display in one of the Exchange’s elegant shopfronts. Nestled between neighbours like Aspinal and Hermes, we’re featured alongside a host of other rising British stars in a pop-up hosted by leather goods firm Bucklesbury.
The store includes textiles from Isabella Singleton and Jan Constantine, clothing ranges by Marmaduke and Nui Ami, fragrance and skincare from Connock London, and accessories by Elliot Rhodes, Sheree Melina, Poutcase and Yojo. Think of it as the ultimate one-stop shop for the finer things in life, where discerning customers can find everything from bespoke hats by Marcel Rodrigues to Donhall & Bell’s new range of suede loafers; a cross-section of the best and brightest in 21st century British design.
Bucklesbury & More, 16-17 Royal Exchange, London