Just when you thought all the popular British drama had to offer its fans were DVDs and T-shirts, you realized there was a whole world of Downton Abbey merchandise you’ve yet discovered.
Their production has taken extensive measures to reach out to as much of its audience as possible and on so many levels. There are things for adults, men and women, children, and almost everyone you can imagine. You can’t help but to applaud the companies in their efforts in making Downton Abbey as real and as tangible as they’ve made it thus far.
There are so many different items and products available in stores and online that will make the average Downton Abbey fan’s head spin with excitement and below are just a few of what you can get your hands on.
First off, let’s start with beautification because that’s what many of the female fans of the show are really interested in. Downton Abbey’s beauty and cosmetic lines include products such as lip gloss in shades of velvet mauve, claret red and precious gold, body lotions, nail polish, bath crystals and other bath essentials. Now you can look, feel and smell like the women of Downton.
You can also add some aristocratic bling to your jewelry box with Downton Abbey jewelry that includes a wide range of designs inspired by the jewelry worn on set. Many of which display “authentic details and motifs from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras” as one vintage jewelry company explains it. And since these are mere imitations, you’ll find that their quite affordable so taking out a second mortgage on your home won't be necessary.
A product with a wider gender appeal would have to be the selection of wine inspired by those the Crawley family delighted themselves with while hosting dinners, parties and other gatherings on the estate. Claret, blanc, merlot, and chardonnay are just a few wines you’ll find under the Downton Abbey name.
And if you’re not much of a wine drinker, then you’d be happy to know that a selection of tea is also available; Estate Earl Grey to Grantham Breakfast Blend and English Rose tea are some you’re sure to enjoy during a quiet afternoon in the garden.