Where to go for luxury shopping in Birmingham this Christmas
PUBLISHED: 16:36 11 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:56 12 December 2018
After a stress-free shopping experience browsing designer brands this Christmas? Look no further than the luxury offerings of Mailbox in Birmingham
Over recent years, Birmingham has become one of the fastest growing cities in Britain largely due to its first-class shopping, renowned dining scene and architectural gems dotted throughout the city. With a multi-million pound renovation, Birmingham New Street station has never been easier to reach – a direct train from Cheltenham Spa would take you 45 minutes while a train from Kemble would take just under two hours. Travelling by car is just as simple; taking a similar time to reach the city as it would by train.
Welcoming the much-loved German Christmas Market up until December 23, alongside many other festive attractions dotted around the city, Christmas is a magical time to visit Birmingham.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping in Birmingham but for those wanting to shop designer brands, stress-free and avoiding the crowds this Christmas, make Mailbox your first point of call.
Spread across three levels, and based in the city centre, Mailbox offers shoppers luxury fashion and lifestyle, as well as plenty of places to eat, drink, stay and even catch a film. It’s unique in its approach: the stylish destination allows for shoppers to peruse shops at their leisure without being jostled by crowds looking for the same thing.
A number of unique brands call Mailbox home, including the store its probably best known for: Harvey Nichols. Sitting on Level 2, the store showcases over 200 of the world’s most desirable brands including women and men’s fashion, food and wine, many of which are exclusive to the store in Birmingham. Not only are an exemplary edit of brands available but shoppers are also able to enjoy the delights of the beauty rooms, treatments and a highly trained Style Concierge team.
Alongside Harvey Nichols, if its fashion you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or buying presents, there’s plenty to discover. Providing timeless, quality as well as all the latest trends, shoppers can find the affordable luxury of L.K. Bennett, handcrafted men’s leather shoes and boots at English Brands, the American cool of Tommy Hilfiger and the formal tailoring and ready-to-wear, laidback atheleisure of Emporio Armani. Burrows & Hare is the latest store to open. Through classic styling and quality materials, the store aims to provide the discerning gentleman a modern version of a classic piece they’ll want to wear again and again.
Browse the finest furniture and interior brands also available, including the popular MADE.com which has one of its three UK showrooms at the Mailbox. The unique stylings of BoConcept, contemporary furnishings of Design Quarter and the brand new, iconic design interiors retailer Heal’s is known for, as well as many others, are perfect for those needing interiors inspiration in time for a spot of spring redecorating.
With upcoming Christmas parties planned, treat yourself to a beauty makeover at one of the number of salons at Mailbox, including Flint + Flint, James Bushell Hair, Toni & Guy Essensuals, Nicky Clarke Salon and the luxury spa at Malmaison.
Luxury doesn’t just stop with the shopping – the Everyman Cinema at Mailbox features three custom built, high quality screens, complete with comfortable seating, soothing lighting, mature music and an extensive menu of food and drinks that are prepared on-site and served to your seat.
There are over 20 places to enjoy dinner and drinks at the luxury shopping destination, from hearty British classics at Tom’s Kitchen, delicious European dishes and speciality cocktails at the Gas Street Social and much-loved brands including Zizzi, Côte Brasserie and Nando’s. With its unique position by the canal, many of the restaurants and vibrant bars are located waterside ensuring fantastic views and a buzzing atmosphere for diners or those enjoying a few drinks.
Based in the city centre, Mailbox is only a five minute walk from New Street and has 24 hour parking for those travelling by car. Mailbox also boasts two stunning places to stay; the AC Hotels and Malmaison, with their enviable, modern interiors and warm service from staff, provide ideal accommodation for those wishing to make a weekend of it or those needing a little more time to shop. With so much to see and do in Birmingham this Christmas, you might need to!
For more information, and to see all Mailbox has to offer, visit the website here.