I already know and love Shanghai Tang‘s bags and accessories, but I had never paid much attention to their homeware selection until… yesterday morning. I am enamoured with the very particular scent of their stores – like everyone who’s ever walked past one and felt instantly calmer without quite knowing why – so I was aware of their beautiful range of scented candles and interior fragrances.
Walking around the Sloane Street store, I couldn’t stop touching everything, smelling candles, feeling fabrics and embroideries. The multi-sensory experience I was promised during the breakfast presentation certainly didn’t disappoint.
I love anything with a story behind it, and Shanghai Tang knows how to sell products with a soul. Everything is created for a reason, everything has a history – whether it is because a certain embroidery has been made by hand by a Chinese tribe or because buying a certain tee-shirt will help reintroduce the Chinese Tiger into the wild- I love all those anecdotes.