It is that time of the year again for the traditional Luxury Briefing London Retail Property Holiday Quiz. Each question has a loose association with the season and a reminder of the months of this year – see how many you can get, with the answers posted below.
- Which King bestowed – well actually, confiscated – land in what is now Covent Garden, to create an east-to-west link of the city?
- Nine new openings were scheduled on Bond Street for early 2019, but an Italian jeweller surprised by opening at No.1. Name that brand?
- You wait a number of years for a new brand on the street, and then two come along! Name both. Welcome back to Savile Row one of the apprentices, and a brand relocating from just around the corner.
- In March 2019, ‘The master of us all’ to quote Christian Dior, opened in Sloane Street.
- By April, there were three successive openings in Bond Street. Name all three.
- The favoured designer of the Duchess of Sussex: that ‘green dress’ committed to opening in Brompton Cross. Name the Italian brand of vintage sophistication.
- ‘In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity’, to quote Albert Einstein. Which brand took full advantage of the generous rent-frees on offer in New Bond Street, to be the first luxury retailer to commit to the New Cross Rail development?
- The final cost of this building in 1935 is now roughly the same as the sovereign wealth fund are spending per day to create a new London landmark. Perhaps with a little ‘help’ from your friends, or having a discreet look at a ‘message in a bottle’ to quote a resident, will provide the answers.
- There has been a market on this site for over 350 years. Now DECIEM, Dr Martens, Rag & Bone and CHANEL have replaced the original fruit and vegetable stalls.
- A second landing of the birds from New Zealand in Marylebone High Street. Name that store.
- Need a hotel for Christmas? Cadogan, in collaboration with this particular luxury group, opened the new hotel in Knightsbridge.
- And for that wonderful Christmas cake, this Italian baker established in 1824 is the ‘go-to’ location on Mount Street.
And from us, ‘Have yourself a very Merry Christmas’ – Wilson McHardy x
- Henry VIII
- Hackett and Drake’s
- Michael Kors, Chopard and Celine
- Battersea Power Station
- Old Spitalfields Market
- LVMH – Belmond Hotel Group
- Marchesi 1824