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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Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki returns to London #BarbaraOnTour

It began with a show-stopping sold out talk at the V&A with Barbara in conversation with Harper’s Bazaar’s Justine Picardie… Then the South West beckoned and it was to Bath Barbara went, before Brighton and the suitably royal setting of the Pavilion.   Back to London to the buzz of Fashion Week, visiting editor of […]

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Q&A with the Legendary Biba Designer Barbara Hulanicki

1. What is your favourite Shop in London and Miami? In Miami I love C Madeline’s, it’s an extraordinary Vintage shop on Biscayne Boulevard. In London it would be Selfridges. 2. Tell us about the Biba outfits that stick out in your mind… The hooded leopard coat we made for Twiggy in the nineteen seventies. […]

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Miss Archive unfolds a wonderful world of shawls…

INTRODUCING GUEST BLOGGER MISS ARCHIVE… Somehow, on one of the hottest days of the year, I found myself looking at shawls in storage at the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion. Even though the thought of wool and cashmere was almost too much to bear when it was 27 degrees […]

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Credit Crunch

Bang in the middle of the display ‘A World to Win. Posters of Revolution’ you come across an eye catching hot pink, black and white spotty slogan screenprint that screams out from the gallery ‘There’s A Credit Crunch Not A Creative Crunch’. The creative industries battle cry – designed and printed by Aida Wild. Aida […]

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The Gift List – 10 Traditional Wedding Gifts – Glass + Metal

Utopia & Utility  – The Perfect Marriage (take notes newlyweds)* These exquisitely made vessels combine the functional with the fantastical and it is therefore no wonder that they have made it onto our very exclusive, VIP only,  Gift List of 10 traditional wedding gifts.  After all, are these sentiments of utopia and utility, the fantastical […]

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V&A Fashion Pop-Up on Regent Street during Summer Streets Festival

Come join us on Sunday 20 July to celebrate the V&A’s year of fashion and the major exhibitions The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 and Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, with a one-off shopping opportunity and a specially curated day of fashion activities taking place in the V&A’s Fashion Pop-Up as part of Regent Street’s Summer Streets […]

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Top Wedding Gifts – Chosen by the V&A Shop Team

Dress: check.Shoes: check.Hat: check.Sunshine… keeping fingers crossed.A unique and special present – the V&A Shop Gift List Wedding Season is well and truly upon us, we will all be wishing for perfectly sunny days but if you’re still fretting about what to give to the happy couple here’s what the V&A Shop team (all with […]

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The Gift List – 10 Traditional Wedding Gifts – The Welsh Lovespoon

One could go so far as to say the Victoria and Albert Museum was built on love, with the story of our very own Victoria and Albert. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were closely involved in the formation of the Museum at South Kensington that would eventually bear their name, and many of the early […]

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OUT OF OFFICE: Wedding Hair Accessories Makeover Day

A couple of weeks ago our Designer Reena and I escaped the office for a day of pampering to showcase our accessories for the V&A Shop Wedding Dresses range The brief: modeling hair accessories. We of course presumed our faces would not show in the final images and so we jumped at the chance and […]

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Exhibitionist – Love and Romance Collection

Love and Romance is one of the themes that endures for the V&A; being voted one of the most romantic museum’s in the world but one also built on love, with the story of our very own Victoria and Albert. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were closely involved in the formation of the Museum at […]

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