Autumn Acquirements

Cosy candles, comfort food, cinema dates & boots to keep your toes toasty: new season shopping sorted

Posted: Friday 19th October 2018

Coal Drops Yard is here and shopping in KX just got serious. Get ready for autumn with Tamsin Crimmens’ picks of the best homewares, food, fashion, and beauty from the neighbourhood.

JON Chelsea Boot

Tracey Neuls |
Coal Drops Yard

Autumn means only one thing: new boots. Tracey Neuls’ JON is the ultimate Chelsea boot, and with its Italian leather lining and hard-wearing cowhide, it’s the perfect pair to take you into winter.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Morty & Bob’s |
Coal Drops Yard

Oozy, crispy, salty — a perfect grilled cheese sandwich is one of life’s great pleasures. Form an orderly queue because Morty & Bob’s famously in-demand pockets of cheesy goodness are coming soon to Coal Drops Yard.

Divine Guidance Candle

S120 |
Coal Drops Yard

Mama Moon Candles are hand-poured in London and offer such miracles as ‘Focus and Clarity’ or ‘Love Manifestation’. This ‘Divine Guidance’ candle from S120 has a tobacco and oak scent and comes in a groovy velvet pouch.

Peanut Butter

Jackpot |
Canopy Market

Spreading Jackpot’s seriously delicious peanut butter on your toast isn’t only good for your taste buds. Made by hand in Bethnal Green, the start-up also supports the Music Venue Trust as the music world’s first official peanut butter.

Ring Set

Maya Magal |
Coal Drops Yard

Mixing minimal geometric designs, these stacking rings from contemporary British jewellery brand Maya Magal are guaranteed to become part of your everyday jewellery routine. Wear alone or stack with every ring you own.

The Dandy

Manifesto |
Coal Drops Yard

Fellas, October is coming and it’s time to Treat Yo’ Self. Go all out and polish off a traditional wet shave, haircut, and massage with a complimentary glass of whisky at modern men’s grooming salon, Manifesto.

Discovery Box

Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse |
Coal Drops Yard

For a taste of Paris without a trip on Eurostar, visit Michelin-decorated chef Alain Ducasse’s first London store. The twelve-piece Discovery Box contains Single-Origin dark chocolate Ganaches and Pralinés ‘à l’Ancienne’.

Cotton-Twill Shirt Jacket

Cos |
Coal Drops Yard

The shift in season means it’s time to layer up. And this Cos shirt jacket mixes style and practicality with its textured cotton twill (with a hint of stretch), hidden side-seam pockets and a roomy flap pocket for all your essentials.

Spiritland: Bohemian Rhapsody

Spiritland |
9–10 Stable Street

Finally, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic is set to hit the screen — and it’s unmissable. To celebrate, Spiritland has teamed up with Everyman Cinema in King’s Cross for a special release-day screening on October 24.

To Go Drinking Bottle Black

Wolf & Badger |
Coal Drops Yard

Say ‘no’ to single-use plastic and ‘hell yeah’ to independent Danish brand Design Letters‘ reusable water bottle. Inspired by an old-fashioned milk container, it’s a retro solution to a modern problem.

Shop all of the featured products at Coal Drops Yard from October 26.

This article first appeared in the autumn 2018 edition of King’s Cross Quarterly magazine. Read more about the people and stories that make King’s Cross, or find out where you can pick up the latest copy of King’s Cross Quarterly below. 


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