Mask specialists Just Posh Masks has reported record sales this winter thanks to the growing popularity of Venetian masked balls, especially amongst London’s banking community.
Venetian masked balls have become increasing popular this year. For instance its clients inclued The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall (who hosted a masked charity ball this summer) and Made in Chelsea star Spencer Matthews donning a mask in the TV show The Bachelor, Venetian masks are now back in fashion. Her masks have also featured recently on Strictly Come Dancing too.
Tracy Porter, Owner of Just Posh Masks said: “We are now in the busiest time of the year with the Christmas party season in full swing. It is proving a record year as masquerade balls have become particularly popular with London’s bankers and financiers. I suspect wearing a mask is a good way for a banker to relax and escape the sector’s recent scandals!”
Just Posh Masks sells over 450 different designs of masks. The cheapest is £15 and the most expensive is an elaborate Bauta mask that goes for £275. The company is based near Henley-on-Thames that specialises in providing high quality masquerade and Venetian masks (that are actually made in Venice by Venetian artisans). It was originally established as an eBay business in 2005 after co-founder Tracy Porter was inspired by an elaborate Venetian mask she discovered in a car boot sale. They offer the largest selection of blank undecorated masks in the UK which are perfect for decorating and creating your own designs. Just Posh Masks now sells over 10,000 masks every year all around the world, especially within the UK and to the USA, Canada and Japan.