BILLION POUND BOND STREET
Bond Street has been London’s most exclusive shopping street for 300 years. The glamorous half mile between Oxford Street and Piccadilly boasts more luxury brands and more royal warrants than any other in Britain. It’s the place to go if you want a £20,000 handbag, a £250,000 watch or a multi-million-pound diamond. But who buys a designer bag in a pandemic?
As Bond Street battled to survive three lockdowns, it agreed to allow Finestripe to exclusively film behind the scenes with everyone from Dior and British jewellers Boodles to auction house Bonhams and royal chocolate maker Charbonnel et Walker. Narrated by Jenna Coleman, the opulence is staggering. With revealing insights, from the Queen’s favourite chocolates to how one man occupies a prime Bond Street flat on a shoestring rent, we get a unique look into what the super-rich have been spending their money on in a pandemic which is said to have made them 25% richer.
Producer/ Director: Michael Waldman
Executive Producer: Sue Summers