PS Presents ’23: Arterton, LEJ, Marrkt, Fox and Rubato
The PS Presents pop-up shop at 20 Savile Row is back this Spring, with a new raft of brands.
The little shop will be occupied by Arterton for the whole of February, by L.E.J for the whole of April, and by four brands during March: Marrkt, Fox Brothers, Permanent Style and Rubato.
We have the shop until the end of June, so more guests in May and June may well be announced later.
The precise dates and opening times for each incumbent have also not been confirmed, but when they are, I’ll add them to the top of this post. They will be similar to those last Autumn, however, which you can see here.
Arterton are first, opening next week on February 1st and there until February 28th.
Arterton sell a few of their own products, including garment bags, but they are also the agent for other makers, including Nakata hangers, Paul Brunngard shoecare, Yearn shoes and Bridlen shoes.
The first two are top-end – I’ve covered Nakata hangers before in Japan, which are absolutely beautiful, and mentioned the Brunngard shoecare box. I’m currently trying out the other products.
Yearn and Bridlen are more value propositions for shoes. Both are well-made, but I think the key attraction will be pricing, given the former is made in China and the latter in India. We covered Bridlen here, and will cover Yearn soon.
Arterton will also be running events: there is actually a Nakata art display today – in both Number 20 and The Service – and then on February 11th there will be a whole Brunngard shoecare day.
Anders Sundstrom and Linus Chu will be there from the brand, and there will be free shoe shines for everyone, plus a trade-in programme where anyone can try the Brunngard polishes by swapping them for something they already own.
The next three brands, in March, readers will be familiar with.
Fox Brothers will be there the week of March 13th, with their plethora of productmarrks – albeit with a more Spring/Summer feel. A nice opportunity to try some of the jackets Manish covered last week.
Marrkt will be there the week of March 20th, with their top-end pre-owned clothing. Precise dates to be announced, though not with my pre-owned clothing this time.
Rubato and Permanent Style will be there together, the week of March 27th. Again dates to be announced, but likely Wednesday to Saturday, as last time.
Then in April, I’m really pleased to have Luke from L.E.J in residence for a month.
I think a few readers may have caught Luke when he had a pop-up in the Piccadilly Arcade briefly last year, and it was the first time I had seen the clothes in person as well.
Given the cuts and unique fabrics of L.E.J, it’s really good to be able to try on these pieces, and I’ve got my eye on some trousers and potentially shirts for summer – Luke is particularly good at that flowing, easy warm-weather style. In his words to “soften the masculine trappings of loved and familiar pieces”.
The month-long residency will de dedicated to Spring/Summer collection, a wardrobe of playful pieces focused around a core of luxury casual shirting, with fabrics including rich silks, fine voiles, and Japanese narrow-widths.
As with the others, details will be added to this post (days, times, stock) closer to the time. We will, of course, have a little party too – hopefully with less rain and condensation this time.