Monday, August 11, 2008
Maybe It's Because I'm a Londoner - Egg
Exit the front door of Harvey Nichols and turn right, 2 streets down turn right then first right off that street will bring you to the most amazing row of old properties which will once have served the rich of Knightsbridge. On this street is Egg owned by the very funny and charming Maureen Doherty.
The shop used to be a dairy and it still has the original pale blue and white tiles. We chatted a while and I found we were of like minds though her credentials put mine to shame. She worked 16 years for Issey Miyake and she has traveled all over the world to find some of the most amazing pieces for her shops. Simple white ceramics were dotted around the clothes
She showed me her fabulous feather light Indian silk pieces. I had to put a padlock on my purse I can tell you.
The styling was some of the best I have ever seen
A sudden splash of colour on the far wall took my breath away.
She insisted I visit the Sale Shop over the road. These pieces were every bit as good as the full price items. By now my purse was desperately trying to escape from inside my handbag.
I am proud but very sad to say that I didn't buy anything but I have Maureen's phone number and feel a purchase coming on.
Charlotte was over from Paris and was with me, she asked Maureen why her shop was called Egg, we both thought it would be because an egg is a simple yet beautiful design. Her answer amazed us and made us laugh - 'I just like the name' she said. My sort of woman.
NOTE: Egg has no website as such but go to the links for the address and a map to get you there. You must go I insist.