From high street bargains to high-end investment buys, we’ve chosen the very best pieces that are landing in store and online this week...
We’ve been busy scouring the shops to bring you our edit of the hottest pieces you need to know about this week. Whether you fancy a little wardrobe refresh, or a total style overhaul, we’ve got the inside track on all the hottest new styles hitting stores this week.
Not only that, there’s everything from purse-friendly high street bargains to head-turning designer buys to tempt you with should you fancy treating yourself to something special (and who doesn’t deserve a splurge from time to time?).
From the exciting collaborations you need to know about, to the brand new labels you need to know about – this is your ultimate weekly shopping guide. Have you heard of new British footwear label Attribute? With Erin Wasson as the face of the brand, you’re guaranteed to find the coolest boots and the slickest stilettos. And we’ve got plenty more brilliant new brands to introduce you to.
As this season’s top trends start dropping into store, there’s never been a better time to update your look. What are the top trends for AW16? Elevated sportswear, velvet everything, heritage checks, ruffle details, posh puffa jackets and rich brocades. We’ve got all the key pieces you need to nail this season’s style.
Get ready to overhaul your old winter wardrobe with our edit of knits, trousers and stylish accessories to suit every style and budget.
Ready, set, shop!
Vestiaire Collective’s (if you’re not familiar with it, it’s like eBay for fashion-lovers and you need to bookmark it now) annual charity Christmas sale has a new and exciting angle this year. Instead of celebrity closets, the re-sale site has raided the archives of some of the most loved fashion designers.
The Designer Archive Charity Sale gives you a second chance to buy into a piece of fashion history you may have missed out on the first time around from brands including Christopher Kane, Chloé, Kenzo, Temperley and Paul Smith – amongst others.
With proceeds going to worthy charities including Save the Children, Women for Women International and The Royal Marsden, and iconic archival pieces including the Kenzo Mini Kali bag on sale, this a rare and guilt-free opportunity.
‘We wanted to use the Mini Kali as an accessory that represents our arrival at KENZO. A meeting of West Coast ease and Parisian refinement,’ said creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, whose charity of choice is the Blue Marine Foundation.
Chic French label The Kooples are launching a limited edition capsule collection of perfect party ensembles, just in time for Christmas.
With everything you could need for a night on the tiles – from dresses and platforms to chic smoking jackets – the line, called ‘Moonlight’, is inspired by nocturnal elegance.
Rihanna and Manolo Blahnik’s brilliant boot collaboration is back for a second season. The second phase is called the Savage collection, and the designs are definitely wild – in a good way. Our favourite is this fluffy little number: The Fallon. It’s an update version of the iconic working man’s boot – originally named ‘Okla’ – which Manolo first designed in 1994. Also available in a coffee colour, we’ve popped this on our fantasy Christmas wishlist.
Reformation – the cool ethical brand from the US that you’ve no doubt been lusting after over Instagram has finally come to the UK thanks to an exclusive collection on Net-A-Porter. YEY! The collection is a veritable dream factory of perfect party dresses and love-forever outfits – not least this floral midi-dress which will take you right through to summer.
Another of our favourites from the collection – if we HAD to pick – is this high-necked blouse. Also available in off-white, this is the kind of wardrobe staple you’ll return to again and again.
Our favourite sunnies are being #Reloaded, for 4 days only. Celebrating their fun-loving 80’s heritage, Ray Ban have launched an exclusive 300-piece re-edition, giving their classic colour-blocked styles a vibrant kick. Snap them up quick!
This pretty velvet set is from the new Capsule Collection by Rita Ora. We love it’s softly feminine shape.
To say we’re obsessing over dark autumn florals at Marie Claire HQ would be an understatement. Nail the trend with these gorgeous denim jacket from Topshop.
Thinking of treating yourself to a statement sweater? Christopher Kane’s dreamy dark floral sweatshirt is part of a special capsule celebrating the brand’s 10th anniversary. Its bold embroidery really pops against the black jersey – expect compliments aplenty.
Clear your diary and treat yourself to an at-home pampering session with this
uplifting Cowshed set. We love the brand not just for its delicious smelling products and tongue-in-cheek names, but for being an organic and fairly-traded too.
Italian label Marni is renowned for its creative collaborations. It’s latest is with Berlin-based e-commerce site, Zalando. Four key footwear brands for the e-tailer – Doctor Martens, Reebok, Timberland and Vans – have been given the Marni treatment. Re-designed under the creative eye of Marni creative director Carolina Castiglione, you can get your hands on the #StepIntoMARNI collection online from 27th October.
The ridiculously cool new Uniqlo U collection is finally here. Led by new artistic director (and ex-Hermès creative director) Christophe Lemaire, the new permanent line is reinventing basics to be anything but. Shop select items in Uniqlo stores, and find the full range at Uniqlo.com now.
Shit-hot, sustainable fashion label Reformation today opened a pop-up in London. The US label has long served as the ultimate tease, as in Europe we can’t get our hands on their cool, slinky wares unless we’re willing to stump up substantial shipping and import tax fees.
Based in a swanky ‘showroom’ on Monmouth Street, the caveat is that while you can try on the clothes, you can’t take them home then and there. Purchases will arrive to your designated delivery address within a few days, but the good news is shipping and import tax are free.
The showroom will remain open for over a month (until mid-December). And those wanting to get a further fix will be pleased to hear that Net-a-Porter is launching an exclusive Reformation party collection on November 11th, just in time for the festive season.
Frieze may be over, but you can carry a piece of art around everyday thanks to Olympia Le-Tan. The French deisgner has paid homage to British painter David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Picture’ with this vibrant box clutch.
Introducing VVA bags, a new accessories brand to covet. Our pick of the bunch would be the super cute Ivy clutch bags. Make it your own by switching up the T-Bar tassel or leather strap which come in several colour ways.
Our hack to simplifying wardrobe decision on dark winter mornings: ready-styled pieces like this Topshop shirt-and-skirt combo.
Stories have tapped up artisanal leather design house Zana Bayne (AKA Beyoncé’s go-to accessories maker) for their latest designer collaboration. As well as cool, chunky leather belts and harnesses, the pair have created gorgeous shirt dresses, such as this silky copper number.
We love the catwalk-inspired jewellery from the Jean Paul Gaultier for Atelier Swarovski collaboration. Our pick of the range is this chain-detail cuffed earring.
Pudsey, the adorable BBC Children in Need mascot, is the latest addition to Pandora’s elegant charms. With 20% of each sale going directly to the charity, this is the perfect stocking-filler this season.
It’s officially time to wrap up warm. Before you despair over the cold weather, seek solace in all the gorgeous faux fur you can snuggle up in, such as this chic, two-tone Bandits scarf.
Sunspel, our go-to for luxury staples, and Gloverall, purveyors of the perfect Duffel coat since the 50s, have teamed up to create your dream winter coat. Sunspel plundered the Gloverall archives for inspiration and pulled out a style from 1988. A few tweaks later and viola! Meet your dream duffel coat.
Victoria Beckham’s make up line with Estée Lauder has finally launched on Net-a-Porter. This ‘Chilean Sunset’ red is the perfect shade to cheer you up on winter mornings. It’s an orange-based red that will instantly brighten your complexion on dull days.
One part jumper, one part dress, all kinds of perfect for the colder weather.
Gucci’s GG Marmont bag is the bag of the season. It’s mini matelassé crossbody version is going straight onto our Christmas wishlist.
Net-a-Porter have collaborated with J. Crew on an exclusive collection. New York-based label J.Crew, which is headed up by the uber-cool Jenna Lyons, is renowned for its casual but luxed up everyday basics.
Now, the brand have hooked up with Net-a-Porter on an exclusive capsule collection, inspired by the timeless quality of stripes. From nautical-style tops to fuzzy coats, our pick of the collection are these high-waisted, wide-legged, wool-blend flannel trousers.
The inimitable Iris Apfel has collaborated with Happy Socks to design her own exclusive capsule collection. The 94-year-old fashion icon has put her playful stamp on socks and boxers. Brighten up winter mornings and put a spring in your step with these joyful little undergarments.
Isabel Marant’s Otway and Soono boots have maintained cult-status since their 2009 catwalk debut. Now, they’re back, by way of an exclusive capsule collection with Net-a-Porter.
‘When it comes to injecting your outfit with a dose of rock ‘n’ roll attitude, Isabel Marant’s embellished boots are all you really need,’ notes The EDIT. The classic ‘Otoway’ with a geometric heel now comes with dozens of silver studs and a buckled leather strap.
We can’t stop singing Aqua’s 90s classic Barbie Girl and it’s all down to quirky cordwainer Charlotte Olympia. The British brand has teamed up with Barbie to realise Creative Director Charlotte Olympia Dellal’s childhood dreams of working with the most famous doll in the world: ‘This was a childhood dream come true to collaborate with Barbie!’ Dellal says. ‘It was a fantastic opportunity to be able to design and create a Charlotte Olympia aesthetic for one of the most iconic figure sin the world.’
From pink marabou covered shoes, to playful clutch bags, this a fun collection that reminds us we can still play dress up at any age. Our pick of the collection is this Barbie World vanity case themed clutch (£1125).
Charlotte Olympia x Barbie goes on sale today exclusively at Charlotte Olympia stores, www.charlotteolympia.com, www.barbieworld.com and www.netaporter.com.
In a direct-to-consumer first, Ganni released their super cute ‘Space Cowboy’ tees that were an Instagram favourite at their recent Copenhagen Fashion Week show. We love this peach coloured version.
Model-turned-designer Gabriela Hearst’s new eponymous label has juts dropped on Net-a-Porter.
Each garment is thoughtfully designed and crafted using the most luxurious fabrics. She also works with women?s non-profit Manos de Uruguay on her knits and tweeds.
In Gabriela?s own words: ‘I wanted to create a brand that reflects a slower pace and process: where things are made with care and detail, where tradition is more important than trend, where there is a purpose to every piece’.
We’ve got our sights set on this gorgeous patterned knit.
Amazon Fashion is going from strength to strength. The ecom behemoth’s most recent venture is a brand new Jeans Store.
With shapes ranging from boyfriend and flares to skinny and straight-cut and a jeans under £30 section (our favourite for a pre-pay day spree) there something to suit every shape and budget. There?s other denim pieces (perfect for double-denim lovers), including pussybow blouses, dungarees and dresses.
As for brands, 7 For All Mankind, Calvin Klein, Cheap Monday, Levi’s and New Look are all in stock. Our top picks this week are the Nadine H. blouse (£76.73) and the Won Hundred ‘Melanie’ jeans (£130), pictured here.
Opening Ceremony and Calvin Klein have joined forces on one of the most nineties t-shirts we’ve ever laid eyes on. We love.
The pair monochrome, unisex t-shirts feature an archival image of Kate Moss from her iconic 1993 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, which was shot by renowned photographer David Sims. Be sure to snap these up before they sell out (the limited edition tees are available exclusively on Opening Ceremony).
Best of all, all profits from this collection will benefit amfAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Galvan, the two-year old London-based eveningwear label, has just launched its own e-commerce site, right in time for party season.
Counting Sienna Miller and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as regular wearers, the aesthetic is clean and sophisticated with minimal embellishment. Key silhouettes are jumpsuits and slip dresses in luxurious silks.
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Our hero piece from the new collection is this slick but slouchy jumpsuit. We reccommend wearing it with monochrome accessories, and avoiding red wine at all costs.
We’re pretty obsessed with new Scandi-brand Ganni. So are Alexa Chung and Jessica Alba so we’re in pretty good company.
We’ll toughen up this gorgeous floral maxi dress with a biker jacket and boots.
River Island’s new autumn/winter 2016 collection has just dropped in store and the brand’s cool new campaign (pictured here) illustrates just how great the clothes are too.
Styled by revered fashion stylist Edward Enninful and shot by fashion photographer Emma Summerton, face-of-the-moment Lindsey Wixson models the collection.
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This season denimn and leather have been given a crafty makeover with cute patches and chic embroidery. Perfect for work, wear this skirt with a crisp white shirt and block-heeled Mary Janes.
Check out new British footwear and accessories brand Attribute that launched today. It’s collection of cool and cutting-edge deisgns brings us directional deisgns at affordbale prices.
With a team of British designers at its helm it blends London street-style with influences from global trends. Alongside the launch collection of fashion-forward footwear is a capsule range of shearling jackets, bombers and handbags.
Check out the pop up at 42 Redchurch street, London which is open for 8 weeks, and keep your eyes peeled on attribute.london as the ecommerce site is opening for business tomorrow.