Last week I popped into the Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store just by Liverpool Street station to take some photos of all the lovely brands insides… Three words: perfect for presents!
You need look no further! Plus, as store manager Sally-Anne explained to me, it makes such a different being able to show people the tangible results of the Prince’s Trust funding. At any one time, the shop is home to 50 brands – from kidswear to jewellery and homeware – some just starting out, some already very established (hello Trunki!). And each month sees a special pop-up; February featured four new Scottish designers to tie in with London Fashion Week – Rebecca Torres (whose bright geometric designs you can see in the photo above), Catriona MacAllister, Kirsteen Stewart and Jil MacLennan (photos below).
As well as the fashion, I saw lots of pretty stationary, gorgeous wool accessories, cute kids clothes, cool prints, ties, cuff links and more. It came as no surprise when Sally-Anne told me she gets loads of people popping in for last-minute present buying. I’ll definitely be going back the next time I need a gift, but also to nab a few other bits and pieces for myself! Including an eye-catching kitchen glove and apron by Gillian Kyle and Annie Glue knitwear accessories. And more notebooks and cards! Love the Blank Inside screen printed rainbow and goldfish designs by Liz Temperley and how amazing is the Create Your Own Tutu Kit for kids by Kelle Walters?
Stationery fiend that I am, I fell completely head over heels for the gorgeous print notebooks (below) by Swedish designer Camilla Meijer (3 for £10, each one different – impossible to resist!). And as luck would have it, one of the Prince’s Trust’s ambassadors, Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore was also having a browse, so I managed to get a few snaps of her too. Do make sure you pop in, as it’s a great way to get a first hand experience of what the Princes Trust is all about and for the readers among you, next month’s pop-up is based around books!
Prince’s Trust Tomorrow’s Store, 9 Eldon Street, London