THE ASPREY BAR TO LAUNCH IN SOUTHAMPTON THIS SUMMER

Good New residents of the Hamptons: As of June 15, British luxury brand Asprey has launched a new pop-up store at 18 Jobs Lane in Southampton.

Asprey’s Thirst Extinguisher Cocktail Shaker ad, a copy from 1930.
(Images courtesy of Asprey)

Well-known for producing barware since the the Art Deco era, Asprey’s new pop-up store will highlight the theme this summer, naming its new location, The Asprey Bar. In fact, since the Golden age of cocktails, Asprey has been mastering the art of creating sophisticated barware, having fully embraced the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s. Asprey’s catalogues of this era were beautiful anthologies of barware collections, with many designs reflecting the energy and originality that came in the form of fun shakers, barware accompaniments, and exceptional Cocktail Trolleys. 

The Asprey Cocktail Trolley, with barware.

Asprey’s cocktail shakers became especially famous for their novel forms and innovative designs—for instance, the Joy Bell, Ship’s Lanterns, the Tell Me How shaker, and the Thirst Extinguisher, all now highly collectable and appreciated for outstanding standards of workmanship. Many of these iconic designs are still produced today, too, alongside modern interpretations such as the Rocket and Lighthouse shakers, all created in the silver workshops housed above the flagship London store.

Highlights from the full barware collection will be available at The Asprey Bar, including the renowned Octopus Glassware range, iconic Animal Head Decanters, and other whimsical accessories. A bar by Asprey readies your household for a golden age of its own.

The Lighthouse Cocktail Shaker.

Limited ranges from Asprey’s key categories—jewelry, leather games, handbags and items for the home—will also be available in Southampton. In addition, the 167 pendants in sterling silver, specially created for Asprey’s philanthropic campaign supporting charities on the frontline battling the Coronavirus Pandemic, will be available for purchase. As previously reported in Quest, the zero-profit initiative supports the charity, No Kid Hungry, a national campaign working to end childhood hunger in America—for good.

As of writing this, The Asprey Bar will be open full-time through Labor Day, following state and county lockdown guidance, and offering appointments in-store until further notice. The Asprey Bar will also operate limited hours on weekends from Labor Day to Christmas 2020. Be sure to stop by and explore.