Oliver Bonas Store Review

Oliver Bonas Store Review
 

A Treasure Chest for Style Lovers and Gift Buyers...

 

Oliver Bonas is one of those  wonderful places that I go to when I'm in need of a gift, a treat for myself, something for the home or just need a nice browsing experience. Founded in 1993 in  Fulham, this British institution has carved a niche of providing it's customers with beautifully designed and sourced product within lovely retail spaces.  They now have 60 stores across the UK and Northern Ireland with many spread across central London and it's surrounding boroughs plus stores in the UK's major cities & towns including Edinburgh, Oxford, Leeds, Belfast and Birmingham.  What I love about their concept is that each store feels unique and special yet there's a true consistency of atmosphere paired with great service from enthusiastic staff.  Their online offer is good too and easy to browse each category plus they have their own blog which makes for a lovely, relaxing and intriguing read.

To  research for this post I visited their Tottenham Court Road branch,  one of the largest in their portfolio.  I chose this because I wanted to being able to see as much of their product range as pkossible and get a true feel of the customer shopping experience.

 

The Store

 
 

The store is set across two floors and product is packed into every inch so there's plenty to look at, making it a really nice shopping experience.  It houses a range of fashion from the Oliver  Bonas own label, scarves, jewellery, fun tech, baby products, lots of beauty and a strong range of homeware from candles and accessories to glassware, crockery and it's infamously unique furniture pieces.

The staff (as is the case with all Oliver Bonas stores I've visited) were just lovely.  Really helpful and friendly and well trained across the product ranges.  They didn't know I was writing a blog so their attention was honest and natural.  

 
 

My Edit

 

In my usual style I've selected my key picks from my store visit and from their website.  I've split this down into the 5 categories that I tend to go to Oliver Bonas for which are Homeware,  Accessories, Furniture, Books and Gifts.  All the images are loaded with links to the product on www.oliverbonas.com so all you have to do is click on the image and a new window will open up.

 

Homeware Edit

 

This is one area that Oliver  Bonas nails for me season after season.  I'd confidently say that all of my friends have at least one piece of OB homeware in their lives, if not several.  Personally, I go here for decorative pieces that are to be displayed firstly but also used.  Our home is a new-build flat so it's a bit of a white box with lots of wood finishing and I use the pieces from here to give it personality.

 
 Le Flore Set of Four Wine Glasses £30.00

Le Flore Set of Four Wine Glasses £30.00

 Copper Pineapple Ice Bucket £40.00

Copper Pineapple Ice Bucket £40.00

 Hexagon Wine Rack £35.00

Hexagon Wine Rack £35.00

 Agate Stone Book Ends £60.00

Agate Stone Book Ends £60.00

 Carrara Set of  Two Marble Teacups & Saucers  £24.00

Carrara Set of  Two Marble Teacups & Saucers  £24.00

 Cocktail Jigger & Spoon Set £23.00

Cocktail Jigger & Spoon Set £23.00

 Multi  Ten Geo Brights Frame £85.00

Multi  Ten Geo Brights Frame £85.00

 Amara Heart Bowls £30.00

Amara Heart Bowls £30.00

 

Accessories Edit

 

I really believe that the right  accessory can lift any outfit whether it be a bag, a piece of jewellery or scarf.  As a dedicated follower of all things black, my accessories picks tend to be a bit more adventurous to add a pop of colour and a bit of a statement.

 
 Blue Blue Holly Triangular Bag £38.00

Blue Blue Holly Triangular Bag £38.00

 Sienna Double Tube Earrings £16.00

Sienna Double Tube Earrings £16.00

 Enyo Structured Howlite Ring £18.00

Enyo Structured Howlite Ring £18.00

 Multi Eloise Fluid Print Scarf £26.00

Multi Eloise Fluid Print Scarf £26.00

 Black Mosaic Mixed Texture Necklace £32.00

Black Mosaic Mixed Texture Necklace £32.00

 Rose Gold Jenner Sculpted Bangle £18.00

Rose Gold Jenner Sculpted Bangle £18.00

 

Furniture Edit

 

On their website, Oliver Bonas writes about how their uniqueness comes from sourcing great design and unique pieces and there's no better example of this than their furniture.  Some pieces, like their tub chairs, have been around for a while and I'm still waiting for the dream cottage to be able to have an excuse to purchase one (or three).  Other pieces are new yet still so true to the Oliver Bonas aesthetic...

 
 Velvet Tub Chair in Crocus £445.00

Velvet Tub Chair in Crocus £445.00

 January Six Chest of Drawers £525.00

January Six Chest of Drawers £525.00

 Blue Studio Mix Match Shelving Unit £240.00

Blue Studio Mix Match Shelving Unit £240.00

 Munari Table Lamp £95.00

Munari Table Lamp £95.00

 Florence Desk  £450.00

Florence Desk  £450.00

 Velvet Button Stool in Crocus £285.00

Velvet Button Stool in Crocus £285.00

 Set of Three Hexagon Metallic Nesting Tables £195.00

Set of Three Hexagon Metallic Nesting Tables £195.00

 Lux Drinks Trolley £350.00

Lux Drinks Trolley £350.00

 

Books Edit

 

Cookery, fashion, beauty, style and life in general....you'll find a great book to suit any taste here.  They must be a really key component in the Oliver Bonas product mix as they are ever-present, regardless of the size of the store.  Great for gifts and I love building my own personal collection too...

 Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight £12.99

Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight £12.99

 Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes £26.00

Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes £26.00

 101 Weekends in Europe by Robin Barton £14.99

101 Weekends in Europe by Robin Barton £14.99

 The 500 Hidden Secrets of London by Tom Greig £13.95

The 500 Hidden Secrets of London by Tom Greig £13.95

 Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward £20.00

Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward £20.00

 How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline De Maigret £16.99

How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are by Caroline De Maigret £16.99

 Everything We Touch by Paula Zuccotti £20.00

Everything We Touch by Paula Zuccotti £20.00

 100 Interiors Around the World by Taschen £12.99

100 Interiors Around the World by Taschen £12.99

 Chic Stays by Assouline £55.00

Chic Stays by Assouline £55.00

 London Every Day  by Andrea Hamilton £30.00

London Every Day  by Andrea Hamilton £30.00

 Where Chefs Eat by Phaidon £16.95

Where Chefs Eat by Phaidon £16.95

 Life on Instagram 2017 by Jim Stoddart £20.00

Life on Instagram 2017 by Jim Stoddart £20.00

 

Gift Edit

 

When it comes to gift buying, Oliver Bonas tends to be a pretty good bet for me to find something fitting, almost regardless of the recipicant.    Not only are they fantastic for the gifts themselves, they have a great choice of cards and wrapping or you can opt for one of the Oliver Bonas gift boxes for a small fee.  Here's my picks for the most common gift purchases; weddings, babies, housewarming and birthday for him and her...

 

Wedding and Engagement Gifts

 Vintage Playing Cards Neon 'Love' Framed Wall Art £45.00

Vintage Playing Cards Neon 'Love' Framed Wall Art £45.00

 Heart Chakra Cleansing Bath Tonic £11.00

Heart Chakra Cleansing Bath Tonic £11.00

 LSA Vodka Set & Oak Paddle £40.00

LSA Vodka Set & Oak Paddle £40.00

 Rock My Wedding by Charlotte O'Shea £20.00

Rock My Wedding by Charlotte O'Shea £20.00

Baby Gifts

 Ma Petite Baby Grow £22.00

Ma Petite Baby Grow £22.00

 Mon Petit Baby Grow £22.00

Mon Petit Baby Grow £22.00

 Cloud  Music Box & Nightlight £50.00

Cloud  Music Box & Nightlight £50.00

 Set of Two Paper Planes Bibs £12.50

Set of Two Paper Planes Bibs £12.50

Housewarming Gifts

 Hanging Gold & Glass Terrarium £32.00

Hanging Gold & Glass Terrarium £32.00

 Copper Honeycomb Base Carafe £26.00

Copper Honeycomb Base Carafe £26.00

 Pink Marble Cushion £26.00

Pink Marble Cushion £26.00

 Work Hard, Play Hard, Be Kind Foiled Wall Art £65.00

Work Hard, Play Hard, Be Kind Foiled Wall Art £65.00

Gifts for Him

 Whisky Wedge £18.00

Whisky Wedge £18.00

 Consequential Dilemmas by Knock Knock £9.95

Consequential Dilemmas by Knock Knock £9.95

Gifts for Her

 Silver Lips Outline Bracelet  £32.00

Silver Lips Outline Bracelet  £32.00

 Alphabet Wawh Bag £22.00

Alphabet Wawh Bag £22.00

 Gold & Glass Double Portrait Frame 5" x 7" £20.00

Gold & Glass Double Portrait Frame 5" x 7" £20.00

 Korres Water Lily Body Milk & Shower Gel Set £15.00

Korres Water Lily Body Milk & Shower Gel Set £15.00

 

I hope you've enjoyed my review of  Oliver Bonas - a great store as I'm sure you'll agree and well worth a visit either in your local town or online.   I find the ranges are constantly updated so even regular shoppers can find something new and inspiring on each visit! If you'd like to find out more please visit their website or search for your local boutique in their store locator.