Hobbs, a womenswear favourite of the British high street for over four decades, offers two floors of its sophisticated apparel and footwear on Regent Street. Starting life as a shoe brand, it has expanded its label to a full range of apparel and accessories including a petite range, occasionwear and suits. Kate Middleton has been a supporter of the company for many years, often opting to wear the brand to conduct her royal duties with an air of elegance, femininity and Britishness.
Founded in 1981 in Hampstead, London, out of a desire to bring quality clothes to the high street, the brand remains dedicated to this outlook today. Hobbs even owns its own factory in Italy where every pair of shoes you find in store are made, ensuring they live up to their premium quality reputation.
The Regent Street store has been designed to have a boutique feel with an equestrianism theme, a nod to the brand’s founder Marilyn Anselm who was a keen rider and named the brand after her favourite horse box. The shoe lounge is dubbed “the stables” and offers a comfortable spot to try on the latest styles. One-hour complimentary appointments can be booked with the in-store stylist to help you find exactly what you need and receive expert advice on how to encorporate it into your existing wardrobe. There are five types of appointments available depending on your needs: capsule wardrobe, workwear update, event outfit, seasonal essentials and new collection.