Since first getting introduced to Aesop's Fabulous Face Cleanser about four years ago, it's been a crucial part of my skincare routine. Aesop's one of my favourite brands not only for the quality of their products, but also the in-store retail experience and the design of all their shops. I've visited a handful of their stores in London, but the one in Duke of York Square really stood out.
Pink isn't the colour I'd usually associate with Aesop, but they've really made this one work. With the prominent silver shelves and grand curves, this store gives a sense of luxury that is quite different from their usual understated and modest vibe. I was warned by the staff to not put anything onto what looked like a simple silver table surface, as it is in fact filled with water. The water was so still it was impossible to tell it apart from a flat mirror.
Of course with a space like this I could not help but click away with my camera. Are you ready for the visual feast?
Aesop Duke of York Square
22–24, Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London SW3 4LY