THE WORLD'S SMALLEST DEPARTMENT STORE
The latest addition to The Village on Pont Street in London’s Chelsea harks back to the heyday of the traditional British department store – immaculate service, elegant interiors, carefully selected pieces by all British brands – bringing back to life the wonderful ceremony of the experience.
With Anya’s signature fusion of elegance and playfulness, our gloriously nostalgic interior presents a line up of beautiful, British-crafted classic luxury products, each with an Anya twist.
Each British brand included in the World’s Smallest Department Store edit has been hand selected for history, provenance and excellence in British craftsmanship. Every piece will arrive with the brand’s original labelling alongside our exclusive World’s Smallest Department Store labelling. Discover the full line up in store now.
World renowned for quality and craftsmanship, Christy & Co Ltd have been synonymous with luxury British hat making since 1773. Always committed to the finest materials and traditional processes, we’ve collaborated with the house to craft two exclusive styles, each steamed and shaped by hand on their 100 year-old machinery in their factory in Oxfordshire – an elegant coffee wool fedora, and a sleek Panama hat, crafted from hoods made exclusively in Ecuador, the home of the Panama hat.
A third generation, 102 year old family business, Simpkins are the original manufacturer of classic travel sweets. Their unique airtight travel tin was designed in the 1940s to preserve their confectionary and has since become a hallmark of the brand globally. Working closely with Adrian Simpkin, we’ve created a special embossed tin with a foil label containing all natural, gluten free, vegan mixed fruit travel sweets, made to the original recipes, all slow cooked in copper pans.
Mason Pearson’s iconic hairbrushes have been loved by generations. Made in London since the company began during the industrial revolution, each brush features the house’s well-known orange pad. Our collaboration is a collection of limited-edition wooden brushes, each crafted from London plane trees, then lacquered by a single specialist artisan. Right now, the exclusive design will only be available in London.
Bowhill & Elliott
A fifth-generation family business, Bowhill & Elliott established itself as a respected slipper and shoemaker in the industry’s then centre, Norwich. Today, the brand is best known for its elegant, exceptionally comfortable house shoes or slippers, each pair hand lasted in their original workshop. Our collaboration features two signature silhouettes, crafted in our own exclusive fabric and lining combination.
Fox Umbrellas Ltd.
Fox Umbrellas Ltd’s beautiful original shop front still exists today in the City of London where the brand began during Queen Victoria’s reign. Britain’s premier designer and maker of umbrella’s since 1868, they’re the first choice for discerning tastes from JF Kennedy to the British royal family, Fox’s designs have appeared on the silver screen numerous times including Mary Poppins and Avengers.
Ferguson’s Irish Linen
Natural and sustainable, Irish Linen has a history of being of the finest quality. Ferguson's mill specialises in weaving the finest Irish linen. With over 16 years of experience, they follow the same techniques passed down through the generations. On top of this, they're forging ahead with new product and fabrics developments. Every handkerchief is hand cut and stitched in Northern Ireland.
Established in 1946, the glove maker Cornelia James holds a royal warrant as favourite of Queen Elizabeth II. The antithesis of mass production, craftsmanship is revered, each pair of gloves is lovingly handcrafted from start to finish using a series of specialist hand-operated machines and following the same process designed over half a century ago.
Since 1937, Pantherella has been world-renowned for sock-making excellence. Using the finest yarns and the very best manufacturing machinery, the process is a fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern excellence, each pair of socks carefully hand finished by experienced sock makers, using knowledge and experience gleaned over many years.
One of Scotland’s oldest working mills, Lovat Mill has been crafting traditional wool products for over 200 years, and stands a stone’s throw from the origin of ‘tweed’. Not only does the house have a global name for excellence in tweed and cashmere, but it is committed to creating responsibly, supporting The Campaign For Wool and recycling 100% of it’s wool waste.
Specialists in nightwear, Somax have been crafting timeless pyjamas and nightshirts since the early 1900s. The brand’s classic collared buttoned down pyjama tops and elasticated waist trousers are crafted in the finest materials, using traditional sewing techniques. Our collaboration features an Anya version of their classic pyjamas cut along with a robe, both cut in elegant striped cotton.
Partnering with iconic British brands, we’ve created a series of exclusive designs across multiple categories – from Panama hats to pyjamas, slippers to shower caps, Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite Cornelia James gloves to everyone’s favourite Simpkins travel sweets. Available solely in store, each purchase is elegantly presented in our beautiful World’s Smallest Department Store packaging.
The World’s Smallest Department Store
7 Pont St, London SW1X 9EH