Brown Thomas invites customers to step into its annual gifting emporium, The Marvel Room, which recently launched at the iconic Dublin store.
Filled with the most desirable and coveted gifts sourced from the finest brands in the world, the Marvel Room has become a renowned destination for Christmas gifts since its launch eight years ago. This year highlights includes Anya Hindmarch’s exclusive Build a Bag concept, Chaos accessories, the return of Maria Tash, the new Louis Vuitton Masters collection and ‘David Hockney. A Bigger Book’, a spectacular limited edition publication showcasing 60 years of the artist’s work, to name but a few.
The most desirable gifts from the world’s leading fashion houses will be showcased from brands such as Céline, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel and Jimmy Choo. The Marvel Room unveils the latest Louis Vuitton ‘Masters’ collection of bags and accessories designed with world-renowned artist Jeff Koons. This second collaboration will be available for a limited time only from October 27th until November 6th.
Shelly Corkery, Brown Thomas Fashion Director, and the buying team have brought an exquisite selection of gift ideas to The Marvel Room. Shelly Corkery comments: “We have sourced the most irresistible gifts everyone will want on their wish lists this Christmas and housed them in one beautiful customised space in our flagship store.”
Taking an obsession with craftsmanship and personalisation a step further, Anya Hindmarch launches the Build A Bag concept which allows each bag to be as unique as their owner. Starting with the label’s new soft bucket bag, customers can choose between two sizes in a range of colours and textures and will be spoilt by choice with a range of detachable embellished shoulder straps and their collection of key fobs, bag charms, ruffs and stickers. Build a Bag unlocks hundreds of different combinations, built in store and ready to take away in an instant.
This year, The Marvel Room welcomes a dedicated Alaïa accessories wall showcasing the brand’s exquisite handbags in unique shapes and exotic leathers. A perennial favourite every year in The Marvel Room, Dolce & Gabbana will showcase rose print silk lingerie and sleepwear sets alongside their beautiful, treasured headbands, earrings and scarves. Céline’s chic and sophisticated ‘Clasp’ handbag collection and their rare exotic handbags will be showcased alongside Prada’s statement-making ‘Rabbit’ print accessories. Chloé has collaborated with Sorel to design the ultimate fashion snow boot and makes for anticipated arrival to the Marvel Room along with Chanel’s C tee shirts.
Following its hugely successful pop up launch in early September, The Marvel Room welcomes luxurious fine jewellery collections from Maria Tash from October 27th to November 5th. Tash, the global piercing specialist du jour, counts Beyoncé, Charlize Theron, Candice Swanepoel and Jessica Alba amongst her celebrity fans. London-based brand Chaos, designs a collection of luxury tech and lifestyle accessories and are the hottest accessory of the moment! Founded by stylists and best friends, Charlotte Stockdale and Kate Lyall, their collection includes iPhone cases, luggage tags, and gold-plated charms.
HADID eyewear debuts in The Marvel Room, a collection of beautiful sunglasses created by Alana Hadid (the half-sister of Gigi and Bella Hadid) and their father, Mohamed. Crafted by the highest quality materials, each frame marries comfort and style in sleek, contemporary fashion. Gorgeous jewellery brands include ISHARYA, a unique jewellery label that combines an effortless California chic aesthetic with the glamour of Bollywood. Jewellery designer Katerina Makriyianni’s colourful, statement pieces are inspired by her surroundings on the Greek island of Crete with standout pieces including the ‘hand-fan’ earrings. They’re sure to be a hit with fashionable jewellery lovers looking for something special!
The Marvel Room will launch exclusive niche fragrance collections from world renowned perfumers Atelier Cologne, Viktor & Rolf and Maison Margiela. Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel, the co-founders and husband-and-wife team behind Atelier Cologne, launched the brand in 2009 creating the first fragrance house dedicated entirely to cologne. The Marvel Room will showcase their extraordinary collection of highly concentrated colognes. Find yours and bring it home in your own personalised leather pouch! Viktor & Rolf’s new ‘Magic’ collection comprised of six luxurious, sumptuous scents, each one a wonderful blend of natural, raw ingredients and innovative accords. An exclusive collection from French fashion house Maison Margiela will be unveiled along with a personalisation service where customers can add a personalised label to their fragrance bottles.
Described as the Rolls Royce of makeup brushes, the Artis Brushes are the ultimate gift for makeup fans this Christmas. Packed with 3-10 times more bristles than average, these unbelievably soft ergonomically designed brushes ensure a flawless makeup application to the skin. Treat loved ones to the best beauty sleep with the famous Slip Silk Pillowcases and eye masks; made of the finest Mulberry silk and infinitely gentler on hair and skin than cotton, they’re anti-aging, anti-bedhead and will mean no more face creases in the morning! Pair with gorgeous sleepwear pieces from Olivia Von Halle for the most luxurious night’s sleep.
The Marvel Room will continue the Brown Thomas tradition of showcasing the best in Irish design talent with a selection of products from jewellery designers Helena Malone and Blaithín Ennis and colourful zodiac scarves from Sara O’Neill.
The Marvel Room will launch an exciting new Irish luxury men’s grooming label, Marram Co., a beautiful range of meticulously designed heavy duty shaving tools and all natural shaving creams formulated for different moods. The finest collection of board and traditional games from Purling London and Geoffrey Parker will be the perfect addition to any study! There will also be an array of leather accessories from labels such as Thom Browne and Valextra as well as a selection of cufflinks from Lanvin.
The Marvel Room will showcase the most amazing finds from the world of technology including the Xbox One, the launch of the world’s most powerful console on November 7th. For the ultimate luxurious personalised touch, look to iDesign Gold who customise Apple devices with 24K gold and 18K rose gold. i.am+ BUTTONS from global music artist will.i.am are exclusive to The Marvel Room in four colourways, black, silver, gold and rose gold. The Bluetooth metallic disc headphones are magnetic and clasp around the neck, a seamless addition to your everyday wardrobe. Combining state-of-the-art technologies with the finest Italian handcrafted craftsmanship, Pyrma headphones deliver amazing sound in a sleek, luxe style and were worn by Beyoncé in her visual album ‘Lemonade’. Create your own cinema at home with the Beam smart projector providing endless enjoyment or gift someone their very own personal cinema with the Avegant Glyph Video headset (pictured below) that can play directly from any computer, tablet, smart phone or games console. Tech and photography lovers will love the range of drones launching in The Marvel Room which include the Parrot’s Disco FPV and the Bebop 2 FPV – the Disco FPV lets users see the world from a new angle with a headset and film and take photographs like a pro with the Bebop 2 FPV. Other highlights includes Philo emoji power banks and battery packs and the Jarre Aerobull speaker, a stunningly powerful speaker that connects easily to any smartphone or tablet.
Home, Stationery and Books
The Marvel Room will showcase the best selection of coffee table books and stationery, including ‘VOGUE, Voice of a Century’ a celebration of 100 years as Britain’s leading fashion publication. Hand bound in leather, this once-off collector’s item features unseen material, 400 photographs and 32,000 words of new interviews. Fashion, music and art lovers will love “Gio_Graphy” a book which immortalises Fashion Editor Giovanna Battaglia’s playful style, “The Rise of David Bowie”, “Mario Testino: SIR”, “Little Book of Chanel” and “Little Book of Prada”. A beautiful range of notebooks, stationery and leather accessories from StudioSarah in a mix of pretty pastels with a signature gold touch alongside colourful and unique notebooks from couture house Christian Lacroix will be available. Fans of the classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ will adore the stylish set of notebooks inspired by the beloved character Holly Golightly. Made from the finest leather and designed to last a lifetime, the finest collection of Smythson wallets, card holders, jewellery and cufflink boxes, leather picture frames and desk accessories will be available.
Georg Jensen, known for their quality craftsmanship and timeless aesthetic design, offers stylish barware. Emulate the style of Soho House & Co. found across the globe from New York and Miami to Chicago and Berlin with their Soho Home collection. Recognised for its unparalleled sophistication, their collection of crystal pieces includes an ice bucket, brandy and martini sets.
Combining contemporary artworks and home lifestyle items, art lovers will adore the Ligne Blanche range of perfumed candles and porcelain mugs and add an amazing, divine perfume to the home with Fornasetti’s luxury scented candles.
Impeccably crafted by Italian artisans, the Cedes Milano Champagne Box is the perfect accessory for a weekend getaway. Break out the bubbly this festive season with the finest limited Bollinger Rosé and Perrier Jouët’s Belle Époque.
An amazing range of gift ideas will arrive to The Marvel Room from The White Company, including candles, diffusers and room scents for the home to cosy bath robes and slippers for him and for her and cuddly toys and adorable baby clothes for kids.
Little ones will be amazed on Christmas morning with a ride-on car from The Marvel Room. This year’s incredible selection includes the most advanced ride on car, the Henes F830, a luxurious battery-operated car with a built in MP3 player and stereo speakers, the Bentley Continental GT kid’s electric ride on and the fun Audi TT RS sports car. Kids can build their very own computer and bring it to life with Kano, from assembling the hardware and writing games from scratch through code. French tech brand Marbotic blends the old and the new by creating the ultimate learning experience for kids with traditional wooden toys and smart tablets. Tech Will Save Us, an award-winning range of make-it-yourself kits and digital tools helps kids to make, code and invent using technology.
The Marvel Room
88 – 95, Grafton Street
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