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It's 'partini' time at Selfridges


Buyers at Selfridges department stores in the UK declare the seventies is back in full ‘flare’, with sales of home bars up by 100 per cent (2010 compared to 2009) and vermouth sales double on the year, as the nation adds a shot of nostalgia to this season’s biggest ever stay at home ‘partini’.
Sales of retro Bar Butlers (£130) have been November’s surprise best seller at Selfridges’ stores in London, Manchester and Birmingham, and on  This seventies living room staple allows party hosts and hostesses to dispense up to four different shots through its opting revolving dispenser.
Selfridges also reports sales of cocktail sets, mixers and accessories are up by 94 per cent on the year (2010 compared to 2009).  Most popular designs include Cellardine’s cocktail shaker £28.95, Waring’s drinks mixer £150 and Aspinal’s sterling silver wine stopper £79.

The retro Bar Butler (£130) at Selfridges


1 November 2010 - Felicity Murray