An inviting palette on separates scores product points but the store is nothing to shout about.
A favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, this season Reiss satisfies those hunting for K-Middy-style draped neckline dresses and shifts, with muted cream and navy the key colours. In addition to the more traditional offer, Reiss plugs into more trend-led looks with strong placement-print shirts, tailored silk-mix trousers and refined knitwear, all complemented by the palette of mint green and marine blue along with coral and dusky pink.
With Reiss occupying the upper end of the high street pricing structure, it’s expected that the customer will find attention to detail, quality and value here. Tapered-leg trousers are £110, and printed shirts in 100% silk are £125, although as one of these was being tried on a button came off the shirt, which doesn’t bode well in terms of quality, but hopefully this was a one-off, as generally the mix of fabrics and cut meant the garments did feel like value for money.
Happily there was no mention of a Sale in the windows as new season product was attractively merchandised in a clear and effective manner. Unfortunately sizes are slightly sporadic, often with a lack of size 10s and larger sizes 14 to 16. Service was attentive, with clothes taken to the fitting room while Drapers continued to browse, but bad lighting in the fitting room thanks to a downward-facing light created unflattering shadows and meant colour was difficult to see properly.