The General Trading Company is a boutique store stocking furniture, gifts, china, clothing and accessories. The shop was established in 1920 and offers British design, recycled products and personalised items.
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91 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2NJ
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+44 (0)20 7225 6470
General Trading Company
91 Pelham StreetSouth KensingtonLondonSW7 2NJ
- +44 (0)20 7225 6470
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This place is an old Chelsea institution, although the atmophere is less unique since they moved into a modern new space from their old rabbit-warren around the corner.
Basically, they sell three things:
- expensive vintage European (not really antique) Asian and European furniture and accessories (leather armchairs, side-tables, elephants carved from driftwood, pond yachts, stone Buddhas)...more
It's always a delight to come into this shop. There's such a grandness to it... and all the home furnishings and decorative merchandise feels really solid - like there's a traditional English sturdiness to everything; nothing too fragile to withstand a lifetime of use.
I consider GTO a sure bet for gifts - or when I'm just in the mood to purchase something lovely for my own sheer...more