Founded by English-German couple Will & Ilka, Victoria Met Albert is a seamless combination of two cultures. Inspired by a family history of retailers, Will was keen to forge a path that allowed him to engage with his local community while also keeping. Victoria Met Albert has since become a design destination within the community, known for stocking under-the-radar brands.
"Being from a family of retailers trading for over 25 years, I have learned how to choose products. There is no set process; sometimes we know our customers will love an item whereas other times we just love it ourselves so much that we go for it and hope our customers love it too. This makes the whole business so much more fun."
Following successful careers as graphic designers in both London and Berlin, couple Will and Ilka were looking for a new challenge. Opening a shop was a natural next step, as it allowed them to exercise their creativity while also meeting new people.