We live in an unpredictable world. We work long hours, we take care of our families and ourselves the best we can, we try to be good people. We all, once in our lives, deserve to get absolutely sloshed amid more than a literal acre of designer handbags, and now, finally, that opportunity is available to one and all, as long as you can hop a flight to London sometime before you die.

As the New York Times reported earlier this week, Selfridges in London unveiled plans to open a 61,000-square foot “handbag hall” in its Oxford Street flagship in 2018. The new accessories space is part of an overall renovation of the location that will cost nearly $400 million when all is said and done, and the Selfridge’s says the handbag and accessory portion alone will hold 7,000 different designs, with a total stock capacity of ten times that.

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The department will house all the brands you know and love. The NYT mentions Chanel and Hermès specifically, and although the article doesn’t elaborate on the circumstances, that will almost certainly happen in store-within-store leased spaces, which are stocked and staffed by the brands themselves. With over an acre of floor space, there will certainly be room for plenty of individual boutiques, which are the preference of several top-tier brands, as opposed to wholesaling to third-party retailers.

In addition to the shopping itself, the handbag hall will also feature a unique centerpiece: a 14-seat horseshoe-shaped cocktail bar, where shoppers can nestle in velvet-upholstered chairs and drink until spending $3,000 on a handbag sounds like a good idea. Sounds like heaven.

Could you see yourself making a pilgrimage to Selfridges when the handbag hall opens in 2018?

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Guest
Guest
6 years ago

Cocktails and handbags…love it! However, I do foresee this causing a lot of impulse purchases and returns.

Yazi
Yazi
6 years ago
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No kidding!

Laura
Laura
6 years ago

It sounds like heaven indeed. Very smart but I am confused, the title says “just opened” but then you say it’s a plan for 2018… is it open yet?

Irenen
Irenen
6 years ago

Oh my. I now know what #Numero uno is on my lifetime bucket list

Aly
Aly
6 years ago

Holy sh*t! And I thought Harrod’s handbag department was amazing. I will fly to London in 2018 just to shop here and see it! Sounds like a handbag lover’s dream!!

Sparky
Sparky
6 years ago

best thing for British tourism yet

Qamar Shehzad
Qamar Shehzad
6 years ago

Everyone wants to live happy with great personality in this World. Quality and designind is incredible of World’s Biggest Handbag Floor. In the new of New York World’s biggest report is hundred percent helpful for increasing the rate of selling. My sister have a aim to purchase elegance stuff of your Purse. Countless designs fetches more customers towards Selfridges.

Regard: Qamar

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Thanks

Jess
Jess
6 years ago

I’ll be there. I’ll save for the cocktails and more importantly the hand bags! I think I’ll need to purchase at least two! I want to spend at least 6 hours there.

Diana Moulder
Diana Moulder
6 years ago

Adding this to my bucket list!

Sparkletastic
Sparkletastic
6 years ago

Now I know one of my stops for my summer vacation

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
6 years ago

My husband asked me if this would be the only reason that we go to London.

Pretty much.

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