On Thursday 25th May 2017, guests enjoyed a beautiful summer evening whilst celebrating the launch of Boodles new showroom in Manchester. Situated in a stunning listed building on King Street, Boodles new boutique is more than twice the size of the former showroom and holds a prominent position on one of Manchester’s busiest shopping streets. Designed by renowned architect, Eva Jiricna, the showroom includes eye-catching chandeliers, delicate sculpted glass features and Jiricna’s signature swirling glass staircase.
Michael Wainwright, Managing Director of Boodles commented: “Having traded successfully from the same shop at No.1 King Street for 35 years, Boodles is thrilled to be relocating to a stunning listed building on the opposite side of the road. The enhanced space enables us to create a truly luxurious space to show off our stunning jewels.”
The new Manchester showroom also includes an in-store Patek Philippe boutique, which will house around 100 timepieces. As Boodles and Patek Philippe celebrate their 25 years as partners this year, the mini-boutique is a wonderful way to signify the friendship.
Festooned with English flowers in soft Boodles pink tones, the showroom was decorated beautifully for the evening of the launch party. An array of artistic canapés were served including tuna ceviche with a ‘pipette shot’ of soy and lime, and goat’s cheese stuffed choux lollipops topped with beetroot ‘dust’. Friends of Boodles, Lord and Lady Derby, cut a Boodles pink ribbon to christen the new showroom for its very first event.
Boodles latest High Jewellery collection ‘The Poetry of Landscape’ filled the showcases, allowing guests the opportunity to preview the stunning designs for the first time.
Below from left to right: The Diamond Boys; canapés at Boodles Manchester launch party; Lady Derby cutting the Boodles pink ribbon, Taittinger pink champagne to celebrate the launch; Nicholas Wainwright; canapés