Fans of British style who fancy themselves more Kate Middleton than Kate Moss will be delighted to explore HOBBS LONDON, the latest U.K. export to Greenwich Avenue. The Duchess of Cambridge is often seen wearing the heritage label, which began in Hampstead with shoes and has since expanded to include contemporary clothing and accessories marked by expert tailoring, luxurious fabrics and classic silhouettes. In choosing this location for its stateside flagship, Hobbs U.S. president Jim Walters focused on Greenwich as a town that speaks to Hobbs’ “core DNA” and that is “home to women who are influencers in both home and work.” Transitional pieces are stocked throughout the store; floral print dresses and sophisticated separates that pair well with a colorful selection of outerwear or one of the brand’s signature trench coats. Guests at upcoming weddings (royal or otherwise) will have access to the exclusive By Invitation and Palace Collections, the latter featuring gowns created in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces.
In transforming the space, storied antiques and décor were carefully chosen from all over the United Kingdom, including a tabletop antique jewelry cabinet from the ’20s and a carved plaster and oak mirror rescued from a Welsh estate. And of course, silver tea trays and teapots are scattered throughout, because what’s more British than that?