Packed with glittering gifts and homewares, we step inside lifestyle store The Hambledon
Packed with homewares, gifts and decorations, this shop should be on your radar this Christmas
WHAT ‘ We try not to put a label on what we do,’ explains Victoria Su eld, who founded The Hambledon in Winchester back in 1999. ‘ We’re a kind of independent department/ lifestyle/content store… but really we’re just selling things that we love!’ FIND The shop itself is a four- storey Georgian building overlooking Winchester Cathedral. In the basement is a luxurious menswear department, on the ground floor find an array of homewares, plus three mezzanine levels stocking home fragrance, bath, beauty, stationery and a unique ‘project space’. The first floor is then dedicated to a beautifully curated array of jewellery and womenswear. ‘ We’re all about Christmas,’ explains Victoria, and every year the shop’s project space is transformed into a festive homewares grotto. ‘ This year we’re going very dark and luxurious, with a generous serving of copper fairground lights and decorations.’ BUY Victoria recommends Paola Navone’s range of white china for festive entertaining, ‘ I also adore our Maison Louis Marie candles,’ she says. But their Christmas bestseller? ‘ It’s got to be our ‘dog in a globe’ decoration!’ she laughs.
* The Hambledon, 10 The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, S023 9ES. 01962 890055; thehambledon.com
ABOVE The Hambledon faces Winchester’s iconic Cathedral ABOVE RIGHT A selection of on-trend homewares and soft furnishings RIGHT Founder of The Hambledon, Victoria Suf eld