If you want to take Christmas to the next level – head to Level 4 of Selfridges Birmingham for some truly luxurious and exclusive gift ideas.
With Louis Vuitton, the premium luggage brand, and Tiffany, the iconic American jeweller, opening concessions last month on the top floor, the department store is the leading destination for deluxe brands that are found nowhere else in the city.
The arrival of the brands – plus Fumo restaurant – has boosted the roll-call of exclusive premium brands and lines in store to 200, which means there’s plenty of opportunity to choose something special.
A diamond necklace is the ultimate deluxe gift – and the Tiffany Victoria Graduated Line Necklace is a stunning choice. This 16” platinum necklace features 121 round brilliant diamonds with a total carat weight of 10.18 and four marquise diamonds with a carat weight of .21. Available only in store, the Victoria Graduated Line Necklace costs £48,100.
Have Christmas in the bag with a designer handbag. This season’s must-have bag is the Chloé Nile Cross-Body Bag (£1,340). Selfridges exclusively stocks the intense red and denim blue versions of this dual-wear design. With gold-tone hardware and logo detailing, the bag can be carried in hand or over the shoulder.
For a timeless classic, the Louis Vuitton Capucines MM (£3,700) is the perfect gift. It takes its name from the Rue des Capucines in Paris, where the first LV store opened in 1854. Crafted from full-grain Taurillon leather, it has a semi-rigid handle and a spacious interior with two compartments.
The Saint Laurent’s Sac de Jour tote (£2,090) is a buttery soft leather bag with minimal hardware and subtle lettering, combining the Parisian label’s distinctive fusion of timeless and modern designs.
The Mulberry Bayswater tote bag (£950) is a classic design with the distinctive Postman’s Lock, which has been seen on the arms of sophisticated dressers since 2003. Available exclusively in red, white and blue in Selfridges, this rich leather bag is quilted and has double carry handles and shoulder strap.
Feel like Cinderella in a pair of made-to-order Jimmy Choo Ari pumps. Covered from toe to heel in Swarovski crystals with a hand-embroidered crystal cluster, the Ari (£2,995) features a pointy toe pump and a dramatic 4.3 inch spike heel and is perfect for a society party or dinner. Handmade in Italy, the Ari is only available to purchase in store.
Burberry’s laminated 100% wool plaid trench coat (£1,885) is the perfect gift for anyone who loves the British fashion house classic look but wants to stand out from the crowd. This high-gloss coat in modern Stewart Royal tartan features a relaxed cut and an inverted box pleat.
And, where better to enjoy a cocktail or meal after finding that special gift than Fumo restaurant, Champagne and cocktail bar, which has also opened on Level 4 with stunning views overlooking the Bullring. The lavish interior combines the very best Italian materials, including solid marble tables in Italian Arabescato marble and hand-stitched Italian leather seating, with an all-day menu of delicious, regional Italian small plate dishes.
Sam Watts, Selfridges Birmingham general manager, said: “We’re constantly evolving, finding new brands for our customers to discover and the exciting changes on Level 4 have added yet another layer of luxury that help us to stand out in the busy retail sector within the city centre. For anyone heading to Selfridges for special gifts, our extensive line of exclusive products means this is the best Christmas yet.”
For further information visit www.selfridges.com