The first Paul Smith shop on Albemarle Street did not sell clothes. Opened in 2005, No. 9 Albermarle Street was originally a place for Paul to share his passion for design by showing and selling special furniture, objects and artworks collected on his travels around the world.
When the shop expanded to become the London flagship in 2013, Paul wanted to keep the original spirit of No. 9 Albemarle Street alive. The newly expanded shop was conceived as an eclectic and ever-changing space to celebrate creative design, where shirts and sculpture would be shown side-by-side.
Alongside this, the basement was developed into a flexible gallery space to host special events and exhibitions. To date, it has housed special exhibtions by David Bailey, R.E.M and Derek Ridgers - to name only a few. We are delighted to be included in the most recent display.