The Queen, the Spice Girls, fish and chips, 007, a wicked sense of humour, the Big Ben – these are just some of the things that are quintessentially British. But there is something else the Brits are bonkers about. They’re called greenhouses – or conservatories if you’re into posher things.
In fact, the earliest greenhouses were built in Britain in the 17th century, at a time when growing citrus trees were in vogue. According to The Daily Mail, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor reports that a conservatory can increase the value of a home by five per cent while Savills estimates that number to be up to 10 per cent.
Fast forward to this month, and Burberry is bringing a slice of good old English homeliness to The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands with its pop-up Burberry Conservatory (June 21-July 8), fresh off its tour of Dubai and Seoul.
But instead of plants and greenery, the main attraction of the space will be a capsule collection of 17 limited edition Belt tote bags. The bag line, Inspired by the classic trench is identifiable by its namesake belt-like clasp and was introduced during the February 2018 runway show – the last one staged by its former chief creative officer Christopher Bailey.
Among the special pieces to look out for is a camel tote that comes with a rainbow-coloured belt as well as trendy versions that are embroidered with the maison’s iconic knight embroidery which is available in a range of colours.
For those into customised bags, detachable belts will be available for sale and monogram service would also be on site. Also present at the British conservatory will be a range of four Pin clutches (see gallery) which comes with equestrian-inspired embroidery.