Best of British at Victoria centre Article

Following this year's Platinum Jubilee, we’re feeling very patriotic at Victoria Centre, and want to celebrate all the wonderful British brands we have on offer.

From beauty to clothing, homeware to cosmetics, we’ve got a whole host of brands all hailing from right here in Britain.

British Beauty

The queen of British beauty, and make-up artist to the stars, Charlotte Tilbury is one of the most recognisable make-up industry experts. Known for believing that everyone deserves to look and feel the most beautiful version of themselves through the power of makeup and skincare, her iconic brand has made huge waves in highstreet beauty.

Her best loved products come together to form the Magic Icons (£80.00), a trio of top tier beauty secrets, including award winning Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes and Matte Revolution Lipstick, in Pillow Talk original.

Charlotte Tilbury products can be found in store John Lewis & Partners.

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Fragrance and lifestyle brand synonymous with elegantly simple fragrances, Jo Malone London offers wonderfully British inspired scents across a whole range of unisex colognes, candles, bath and body products and room scents.

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One of its Hero fragrances, loved by many all over the world, Pomegranate Noir is daringly sensual scent - a fragrance entwining of juices of exotic pomegranate, sparked with pink pepper and Casablanca lily, all warmed by temptingly-smoky guaiac wood and patchouli. The 100ml Pomegranate Noir Cologne (£108) is a heavenly treat for all.

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To shop more delectable Jo Malone Fragrances, visit House of Fraser, or stop by John Lewis & Partners for the Jo Malone Homeware range.


Risen from humble beginnings in 1849, the iconic cosmetic highstreet hero, Boots, first launched right here in Nottingham. From its early days of offering an affordable alternative to traditional medicines, Boots has become the one stop for all things health and beauty.

Winning countless beauty awards, Boots’ very own best of British brand, No7 delivers high quality skincare at affordable prices. Best sellers, like the Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream (£24.95 for 50ml) and the Instant results Nourishing Hydration Mask (£12.95 for 100ml) will leave you and your skin looking and feeling its best.

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Offered in-store at Victoria Centre Boots, the No7 Pro Derm Scan is the first and only service of its kind to be available nationwide. It delivers advanced machine learning to provide a highly accurate and scientifically validated measurement of your skin, powered by No7 Skin Expert ™.

In-store one of the Boots’ No7 Beauty advisors will provide a personalised consultation service to help you see and understand your skin. Using a dermatologist-grade device, your skin and skin tone will be analysed simultaneously, working across all skin types and tones. Once your profile is made, the best products can be recommended, especially for you.

To see all the wonderful No.7 products and services on offer, visit Boots in-store.

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Homegrown Homeware

Another close by, locally grown brand, Denby Pottery has been producing high quality crockery and dishware since its humble beginnings in Derbyshire, first founded in 1806. Crafting ceramics for over 200 years, each piece of Denby stoneware and porcelain passes through over 20 pairs of hands, and the quality certainly shows.

For the best of British homeware, look no further than the Denby Blue Haze Coup, 12 piece dinnerware set (£194). With four side plates, four dinner plates and four cereal/ soup bowls in a beautiful collection boasting vibrant cobalt blue with milky white, this set is perfect for a bold and modern look.

Inspired by her passion of art and a love for all things colour and print, Eleanor Bowmer has taken the homeware world by storm, breathing fresh life into everything from notepads and stationery, trinket dishes and ornaments, to crockery and tableware.

Embracing a British love of tea, both the brightly coloured Eleanor Bowmer Leopard Print Fine China Teapot (£39.95) and the blue and orange Palm Fine China Teapot (£39.95) will help brighten any afternoon. And, for a tea for two, the Eleanor Bowmer Time For Tea Rainbow Teapot & 2 Mugs Set (£55.00) is simply marvellous.

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Of course, we can’t put together a Best of British wish-list without giving a nod to the nation's four legged friends - and the Eleanor Bowmer Dog Treat Jar in Dalmatian, Rainbow or Leopard (all £29.95) will certainly get those tails wagging. (Plus, we think it’s the perfect place to keep The Barkery goodies safe from wandering paws.)

To see the full range of Eleanor Bowmer and Denby in-store, visit John Lewis & Partners.

Fabulous Fashion

First established in 1981, British highstreet legend, Next looks to offer beautifully designed, excellent quality, and responsibly sourced, clothing and homeware and beauty products for all. With fashion ranging from men, women and children, an outfit for all occasions can be found in store.

For a summer of fun, this season’s top picks for little ones are the joyous rainbow, Midi Skirt (£21-£26, for ages 3-16 years), the blooming beautiful 3 Pack Floral Baby Sleepsuits (£17-£19, for 0-2 years) and the ever so suave Navy Blue Tailored Fit Suit (£34-£42, for 1-16 years).

For more best of British finds across clothing, beauty and homeware, visit Next in store at Victoria centre.

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Music Matters

No ‘Best of British’ blog could be complete without mentioning music. The home of entertainment since 1921, HMV brings you the best of music, films, games and technology, all under one roof.

From British music legends such as The Beatles, Queen, Elton John and The Who, to new icons like Adele, Harry Styles and Florence and the Machine, HMV has everything in store to celebrate the nation’s vast musical repertoire.

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