I first came to know of Butler & Wilson through a friendly vintage jewellery dealer who had an assortment of fabulous brooches that I was eyeing. He told me the story of how the company was founded in 1969 and has grown over the years into an internationally recognised British brand. It was a favourite of Princess Diana who was often photographed wearing various brooches from their collections. Upon further exploration on my part I learned they have two physical locations in London and they do not disappoint. Practically every piece is adorned with swarovski crystals and they run the gamut from feminine floral earrings to statement necklaces dripping with skulls. My favourites in the shop are of course all the animal pieces they carry! (I am wearing one of their pieces here.) In addition to jewellery they have an amazing assortment of clutches, vintage dresses (mostly all which are covered in sequins…..amazing) and a bridal accessories line. Definitely worth a trip if you are looking for a little sparkle to jazz up an ensemble, or need a gift for the hard to shop for woman. Cheers!
First location address: 189 Fulham Road, London SW3 6JN
Telephone: 020 7352 3045
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm (Wednesday 10am to 7pm & Sunday 12pm to 6pm)
Second location address: 20 South Molton St, London W1K 5QY
Telephone: 0207 409 2955
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm (Thursday 10am to 7pm & Sunday 12pm to 6pm)