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For Him: The Royal Exchange Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

By Robert Etheridge

Valentine’s Day; the public holiday nestled between Christmas and Easter that’s loved and loathed in equal measure. Otherwise known as the Feast of Saint Valentine, this is as good a time as any to fan the peacock feathers of good taste by choosing the perfect gift. Whether you’re wooing the other half or celebrating being […]

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For Her: The Royal Exchange Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

By Michelle Connolly

Valentines Day is fast approaching and it’s up to the lovers of the world to once again demonstrate some thoughtful – and hopefully classy – gifting choices for their significant other. Here at Dapper Chapper we have brought you the crème de la crème of choices to make eyes sparkle and hearts flutter. Take a […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

RM Williams Boots: You can see why fashion giant Louis Vuitton decided to acquire Australian bootmaker RM Williams a few years ago. You’ll never look back once you purchase these timeless boots. £350  at rmwilliams.com Lean In 15 The Sustain Plan: Maintain your healthy start to the year by incorporating these lean and simple dishes from […]

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Wingback – Cardholder

By Rashpal Amrit

Wingback is a London based luxury accessories company, founded by Alasdair MacLaine in 2014. Their goal is to create functional products which have their lives measured by decades, not months. Wingback started as a crowd funded project which has gone from strength to strength. They now ship their products all over the world. Card Holder […]

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British Boxers

By Adam

If ever there was a story to tell then it’s this one… We hear so often these days of brands having a rich and valuable tale to spin to the media, the core heart and heritage of what makes them tick and a growing importance of consistency and interaction. However, amongst the melee of brands […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Lock & Hatters Fedora A lot happened in the 1920’s, prohibition, Al Capone and slick Fedora hats were all the rage. The business man’s hat of choice has been catapulted back into our high street stores, if you’re looking for some slightly higher end take a trip down St James St to Lock & Co. […]

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Oppemann London: Pallisy – The 25-hour Bag

By Adam

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Oppermann London store located in The Royal Exchange. Much to my delight I was greeted by Niklas Opperman one of the companies founders to talk me through everything. Oppermann London creates luxury leather goods inspired by Scandinavian minimalism creating a hot combination in London right now. […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Suit Supply Coat: After our recent trip to Pitti Uomo, we’ve returned inspired. A statement coat is essential to every man’s winter wardrobe. My tip – be bold! £499 at Suit Supply Sunglasses Clips: We all know how well sunglasses complete any look but who wants the burden of carrying sunglasses in winter? Check out these cool […]

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Christmas decorations: Deck the halls like a Dapper Chapper

By Robert Etheridge

Remember when December used to feel really magical? The excitement of seeing Christmas decorations emerge from their annual hibernation, like the friends you see once a year as if no time has passed. That feeling of magic may have faded slightly (or not),  but either way there’s still plenty of enjoyment to be had in preparing your […]

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What To Buy Her For Christmas 2016

By Michelle Connolly

Acqua di Parma Rosa Nobile Parfum Roses will never go out of style. This fragrance from Acqua di Parma incorporates vibrant black pepper notes with a softer raspberry touch, with of course the Turkish rose and fresh freesia making up it’s name. A fresh yet classic frangrance that will be welcome under any tree, from […]

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5 Gifts For A Gentleman From The Royal Exchange

By Adam

Before we get started, let me explain to those of you who don’t know about The Royal Exchange. It is a luxury destination in the heart of the City, offering an unrivalled collection of boutique shopping. One of London’s most historic buildings stands in front of you as you exit Bank station and inside you’ll […]

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The Smythson Diary

By Adam

Last week I picked up my new favourite thing, a personalised Smythson Diary from the store in The Royal Exchange. I’ve always used a diary, despite running a few social communities and being online all day, I actually still prefer to jot down my appointments. 2017’s diary takes things to a whole new level. Why? Well, […]

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Christmas Gift Guide for Gentleman

By Adam

It’s that time of year, so if you’re looking for a bit giftspiration below is a list of things a gentleman would appreciate this christmas. The guide will be updated every week in the lead up to Christmas so make sure you check back in. All the links to stockists are below!    Courvoisier Célébration Sensorielle XO […]

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Antiques and vintage at Number8, East Croydon

By Robert Etheridge

On the completion of the new East Croydon Station in 1992, the building was described as adding a ‘soothing uncluttered elegance to a remarkably jumbled part of Croydon.’ The glass and steel building, though not universally liked, was designed so future reorganisation and change could easily be accommodated. Timelessness, built in. Perhaps the designers knew that almost […]