We are massively excited to announce that we at Realm & Empire have joined forces with national institution Imperial War Museums (IWM) to launch our first retail venture, a pop up store in London's own Seven Dials.
The store will open on the 17th of this month in Earlham Street in the fashionable shopping destination Seven Dials, renowned for its diverse menswear offer.
Realm & Empire will present a carefully curated selection of its unique, garment and accessories collection, created each season from original narratives, designs and details uncovered in IWM's extensive archives of photos, prints and garments.
The main focus in store will be on our AW15 Flyers Collection, with influences pulled from RAF Bomber Command, the Battle of Britain and the British airborne divisions, as well as US aircrew finery and even aircraft nose art. Highlight include a bespoke hand-painted A2 leather flying jacket, designs inspired by a vintage Second World War parachute bag and a fresh consignment of British-made knitwear.
The store will also give shoppers a chance to purchase unique IWM gifts that have been inspired by stories from the archives, ranging from Bulldog Salt & Pepper pots inspired by Churchill, to Spitfire cufflinks crafted from 'donor' metal originating from an excavated Spitfire Mk 1 X4276.
Opens: 17 November - 31 December 2015
Where: 5 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LL (view on map)
Opening Times: Monday-Saturday, 10am - 7pm. Sunday, 12 noon - 6pm.
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Come on by, view the R&E story for yourself, try on all of our latest Autumn Winter wears and shop for those perfect Christmas gifts.
We look forward to welcoming you.