With Christmas around the corner, we’re delighted to be getting into the festive spirit and joining Turbull & Asser at its Turnbull & Friends Christmas Gift Shop at 4 Davies Street.
Shirt maker and friends of Alice Made This, Turnbull & Asser, has partnered with a selection of luxury British brands and craftspeople to create a festive experience at its Davies Street location, with 10% of gross profits made during the Gift Shop going to the Crisis charity for homeless people.
Crisis was formed in 1967, as an urgent response to the growing homelessness crisis. Since then, they have helped tens of thousands of people out of homelessness, and campaigned for change.
From Friday 8th November until Tuesday 24th December, Turnbull’s Davies Street location will transform into a destination for Christmas gifting and we’d love for you to join us.
Come and check out our wares, get some Christmas shopping ticked off the list and soak up the festive treats on offer! Plus, Alice will be doing live engraving in store on Thursday 21st November and Thursday 12th December so you can personalise your presents there and then.
We’ll be joining the five British brands and craftspeople below, collaborating to provide unique experiences, live making, offers and events in the run up to Christmas.
Turnbull & Asser
Founded in 1885, Turnbull & Asser is a British shirt maker, creating luxurious shirts and ties in its workrooms in England. Priding itself on superior craftsmanship and personal service, these qualities were recognised by HRH The Prince of Wales with the bestowal of a Royal Warrant in 1980. Rich in history and yet forward thinking, Turnbull has dressed influential men and women including royalty and captains of industry to artists and stars of stage and screen in beautifully made English shirts.
Climpson & Sons Coffee
Pioneers in evolving London’s specialty coffee scene, Climpson & Sons Coffee sources, roasts and crafts the finest coffees from the heart of East London. Their sourcing philosophy is primarily directed at flavour and quality, alongside which their ethos towards sustainability and ethical sourcing protocols ensure the coffees that are roasted and sold not only have character, but a transparent story. Climpson & Sons will host their coffee cart outside the store for the Christmas Gift Shop launch on Friday 8th November, and will be serving Nitro Coffee Martinis on Thursday 14th November.
Founded in 1934, Ettinger is one of the finest luxury leather goods manufacturers in Britain, and the only one with a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales. Among the last makers to still create leather goods in the UK, Ettinger’s quality and attention to detail have been paramount to its continued success and longevity. Monogramming will be available for Ettinger small leather goods on Thursday 5th December.
Following a decade-long career as a menswear designer, Jo Elbourne returned to hands-on making in 2015, setting up her current workspace in Margate’s Resort Studios. Using a specifi c method of wrapping and threading through, her work explores the seemingly simple act of manipulating string and cotton cord in one direction against another. In 2017, Elbourne won an Elle Decoration British Design Award and was selected to exhibit in the British Craft Pavilion at London Design Festival. Jo will be doing live making in-store on Thursday 21st November.
Using age-old techniques, London Undercover umbrellas are made with only the fi nest materials and highest quality craftsmanship. The brand merges both timeless and forward-thinking design not only for aesthetic and strength, but for longevity and environmental sustainability. In keeping with British ecological ideology, London Undercover considers all aspects of product and process with a fresh environmental approach. Umbrellas will be available to purchase during the Christmas Gift Shop.
Founded by Brent Pankhurst and staff ed by a dedicated team who have all been trained to Brent’s high standards, Pankhurst barbershop in Soho is a must-visit for those with a penchant for grooming. The barbershop is described as part speakeasy, part gentlemen’s club, and has seen some of the city’s most eminent gentlemen walk through its doors. Pankhurst products will be available to purchase during the Christmas Gift Shop.
If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, all of the featured brands, including Alice Made This, have contributed to a luxury gift box which guests of the Turnbull & Friends Christmas Gift Shop can have the opportunity to win by entering a prize draw.
Join us at 4 Davies Street from Friday 8th November and follow the event using #TurnbullAndFriends and #XmasGiftShop. You can also follow us on Instagram @alicemadethis for behind the scenes shots.