Day Two: Outfits and Millinery for Ascot
Today a personal shopper will join you to spend some time visiting some of the famous stores in London to help the ladies pick out an outfit for Royal Ascot. Your personal shopper will give you the benefit of a professional eye, and an expert opinion. Once your needs and requirements have been assessed via a questionnaire, a pre-shop will be done for you.
The best-known luxury store is of course Harrods, where the Food Halls themselves are a work of art. Nearby Harvey Nichols stocks the very best ready-to-wear fashions; and the boutiques of Sloane Street and Bond Street offer the finest jewellery and accessories. In Piccadilly, Fortnum and Masons is one of the most stylish of all stores.
The most distinctive item required for Royal Ascot by ladies is a hat, which must be worn in both the Royal and Queen Anne Enclosures. Your personal shopper will take you to one of the finest milliners in London for you to purchase a hat that will be a work of art. Lock and Co. are known to many as the best hatters in the world for both ladies and gentlemen.
Well known to numerous historical figures including Sir Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, this is one of the oldest milliners and the store holds two Royal Warrants to this day. Gentlemen who are attending the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot who wish to purchase a top hat will also be able to obtain this here before heading to the formal wear hire company to collect their pre-ordered morning suits.