I first visited Egg, Maureen Doherty's spartan boutique in Knightsbridge, more than a decade ago. Located in a whitewashed former dairy on a narrow side street, Egg has a timelessness appeal; the contents may change, but the integrity of the wares remains the same. Doherty assembles an esoteric collection of clothes, hand-crafted household items, and linens, all displayed with perfect understatement and restraint (it should come as no surprise that Doherty has had a long affiliation with Japanese designer Issey Miyake and that she gave celebrated ceramicist and author Edmund de Waal his first show). Egg is located at 36 Kinnerton Street.
N.B. Doherty has a companion shop at 37 Kinnerton Street (opposite the original shop) offering men's clothing, and she just opened a concession at Dover Street Market.
Above L: The ovoid shop sign. Above R: Ceramics by Rupert Spira.
Above: Simple ceramics on display; photo via OK.
Above two photos via The Accessorator.
Above L: Venetian handblown glass goblets. Above R: Egg stairwell.
Above: Ceramic cups by Karen Downing.
Above: White cotton bed covers from India.
Above: Doors swung open wide on a sunny London afternoon; photo via The Accessorator.