Welcome to Financial Insight Zambia’s Lifestyle corner, brought to you by Knightsbridge Place

In our first blog, we decided to write something about the sponsor of this lifestyle corner. If you are visiting Lusaka, Zambia, there is a shop which is a must go-to for those who love the finer things of life.  It is called Knightsbridge Place.  Knightsbridge is a niche fashion retailer, which stocks only British and a bit of Italian and French Brands.

The shop is located in a Five Star Hotel, the Intercontinental Lusaka, right in the shopping arcade.  The store is tucked in a retail space which is hardly 20Sq meters in size.  Talk about efficiencies!   If you love to shop in London or any city in the United Kingdom, you will either feel at home or nostalgic at Knightsbridge Place.   The shop stocks authentic British high street brands, targeting the discerning buyer.  The quality is unmatched and unique. If you are looking for some retail therapy or indeed just want to have a feel of British fashion, bath and Body Products and Luxury English Teas in Zambia, Knightsbridge Place is the place to go to. There is everything British apart from Marmite!

The store is named after London’s posh Commercial District, Knightsbridge, which is home to the most luxurious stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Jo Malone London, Hawes & Curtis, Penhaligons London and others.  London Knightsbridge is known to be the place where even the queen shops and millions of affluent tourists want to shop there!   So the name Knightsbridge Place resonates with the quality that the store in Lusaka aspires to and indeed carries.

Knightsbridge is a household name when it comes to English Hats for High Teas, Formal Wear and Occasion Wear.  On a couple of occasions, Knightsbridge have been the official outfitters for English themed events such as the first ever formal High Tea hosted by Corporate Heels in 2013 and the Lusaka July, a Polo Event somewhat similar to the British Royal Ascot and The Durban July, hosted by PR Girl Media in July 2016.

If you are a British fashion enthusiast, you will most likely be looking for British Bath and Body products.  Well, you will be spoilt for choice!  Knightsbridge Place stocks lots of brand collections to choose from such as Jo Loves, The Body Shop, Jo Malone London, Molton Brown and Crabtree & Evelyn.  They also carry British drug-store brands like No7, Femfresh and others.

What makes Knightsbridge stand out is creativity.  The business was founded in 2000 and has evolved over the years.  What do they do differently?  They closely follow the Fashion Weeks around the world, mainly the New York, London, Milan, Sao Paulo and finally the mother of all Fashion Weeks, the Paris Fashion Week.  This helps them to plan styles to buy for the upcoming fashion seasons and to ensure they understand the crème-de-la crème of British fashion demanded by its clientele.

Knightsbridge will this year be in attendance at the 3-day World Retail Congress in Dubai, whose is theme is “Reimagining the Customer Experience”.  The World Retail Congress is a prestigious congress which draws Senior Retail thought leaders from around the world to discuss factors affecting the retail sector – All this, in an effort to enhance Customer Experience and stay sustainably relevant!

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