V&A Shop

Here we explore the creative process behind our award winning ranges inspired by the V&A collections. We give you access to the creation of our exclusive products, plus the artists and designers whom we commission to produce our limited edition products and shop windows. We also give behind-the-scenes glimpses into our working practice – from photo shoots to creating our gift catalogues.

All profits from the V&A Shop are returned to the Museum, helping to maintain its position as the world’s leading collection of art and design, funding exhibitions, research, and collecting for the future.

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NEWS FLASH: Three exclusive V&A Harper’s Bazaar covers have landed in store and online

The Pucci family – headquarters located in an elaborate palace in Florence – have kindly granted Harper’s Bazaar and the V&A access to their archive to use Emilio Pucci’s original and rare hand-drawn print designs. HistoryThe Harper’s Bazaar, V&A exclusive, Pucci covers for the April issue are a brilliant celebration of the history of Italian […]

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A Deliciously Sweet Treat in Store…

Back in April last year a swarm of bee’s, around 40,000 arrived from Northern Italy and Wales and made their home on the expansive roof of the V&A. During the glorious summer months a happy humm reverberated around SW7 as the bees busily buzzed around a three mile radius of the V&A, enjoying the abundance […]

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Harper’s Bazaar Limited Edition Covers

2013 saw the V&A Shop embark on a very exciting and successful collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar to produce bespoke and limited edition covers of their coveted glossy magazine. The issues – all exclusive to the V&A and most of which have sold out on print runs of up to 400 – have become collectors’ items. […]

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An Enchanting Wonderland – Christmas in the V&A Shop

We have teamed up with the designer Louise Wilkinson to decorate our Christmas display in the V&A Shop. Her creative approach is based on the belief in objects being timeless, beautiful and practical. Our Visual Manager Charlene was inspired by Wilkinson’s approach and began brainstorming for the Christmas display. Both Charlene and Louise love enchanting, […]

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Blam 2014 Wall Planner

The V&A Shop is centered on inspiring excellence in design; we are constantly looking to excite the next new wave of designers. Surfing this vibe is Mark Blamire, aka Blam from Blanka/Print Process. We commissioned Blam to create an exclusive 2014 V&A wall planner. Blam chose to base the finished design around the V&A’s collection […]

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Christmas Wishes and New Year Cheer with V&A Christmas Cards

There are 30,000 cards – and counting – under the one roof of the Print Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where visitors can study examples ranging from 18th century Valentine’s to present day cards covering all occasions. The majority of the collection, mostly Christmas cards (approx 15,000), was acquired by the Museum from […]

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Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

The V&A Shop head office are trying to make the world better with a sweater for Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. (Most) of our Shop team have participated and are feeling the festive and creative spirit. The range of Christmas Jumpers on show is commendable – from glitzy glam knitwear, to […]

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The Enchanting Story behind X+Q for the V&A

The V&A Shop recently collaborated with X+Q Art, the brainchild of Chinese artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci on two exclusive scarves inspired by the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 exhibition. X+Q Art was founded by leading contemporary Chinese artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci to create limited edition sculpture, fashion accessories and […]

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The V&A Shop Fabric Project

We are excited to share with you what busy bees we have been in the V&A Shop office. Eight members of the team rose to the challenge to make some crafty, DIY, upcycled items using our new collection of beautiful printed cotton fabrics inspired by the V&A’s collections. The fabrics are truly one of a […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of the V&A’s 2013 Christmas Catalogue

As the sun shone down on the V&A and the rest of South Kensington was basking in the warmth of an Indian Summer, the sounds of children playing in the V&A courtyard drifted gently up in the Mediterranean-like breeze to our offices where the V&A Shop team were in full swing thinking all things Christmas! […]

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