Some people might bake a cake or throw a party with balloons and a magician, but John Lewis have pulled out all the stops to celebrate their 150 years on the high street. Yes, the iconic store is launching a specially commissioned product collection, including a whole raft of electricals. Here are just a few of my favourites!
What are they? iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPhone 5/5s Heritage Print cases, from £19.95 – available from May
GAT says: These jaunty cases were inspired by an early John Lewis fashion brochure, and feature ladies in 1960s outfits outside the John Lewis Oxford Street store and Peter Jones in Sloane Square. They’re very Girl About Tech, don’t you agree?
What are they? John and Lewis 150 HiFlo cylinder vacuum cleaners, £129.95 – available from May
GAT says: Numatic’s iconic “Henry” vacuum cleaner has got two new buddies – ”John” and “Lewis”. I actually have a “Hetty” at home as I’ve always been impressed by these British-made vacs – they are easy to use, have a powerful motor and come with lots of handy attachments including an upholstery nozzle, crevice tool and a soft dusting brush.
What are they? Kenwood kettle, £59.95, and kMix KMX86 stand mixer, £379.95 – available from June/July
GAT says: Kenwood has contributed several new appliances to the celebratory range, including a kMix kettle and toaster in ‘John Lewis purple’, and this stunning striped stand mixer with a five-litre stainless steel bowl, a 500W motor and beater, whisk, dough hook and flexi beater attachments.
What are they? Aston DAB Radio in Spearmint, Teal and Magenta, £39.95 – available from April
GAT says: These retro-inspired radios come in Spearmint, Teal and Magenta. they’re not as old-fashioned as the look, either, boasting clear-as-a-bell DAB technology and 10 presets.
What is it? Smeg FAB28 Retro fridge, £1,499 – available from May
GAT says: This amazing Cummersdale pattern is one of the store’s signature prints, dating back all the way to 1864. The fridge is rather more modern inside, with an excellent A++ energy rating and a handy ice box.
Other items in the range will include a Magimix 5200XL food processor in Teal, £369.95, and a Dualit Origins toaster, £199.95, but keep your eyes peeled in store for more limited-edition products.Read more →