The ultimate weekend wish list.
What better time is there to explore all the latest stylish launches and new happenings than at the weekend?
So, without further adieu allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update or a wardrobe refresh, weekends are all about indulging in some ‘me-time’.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, exclusive beauty treatments and cool coffee table books. We also love updating our home with a cool new piece of pottery, art or a delicious new candle.
We’ve rounded-up all the coolest things to do, see and buy this week. There are new store openings, new fashion brands, A-list collaborations, grooming updates and generally gorgeous and useful things to know so that your downtime is as stylish as you.
This week, we’ve been seeking the best ‘in between’ lightweight coats to keep us looking chic as the weather transitions. We’re super-excited about the Red Valentino store that’s coming to London, to whet your appetite why not pre-order one of the gorgeous pieces from the brand’s collaboration with crochet artist London Kaye?
Plus, check out Sophia Webster’s twisted take on her irreverent classics. We recommend you snap up one of her decadent but light-hearted embellished bags, just in time for Halloween.
In fact, fun fashion accessories appear to be a theme this week as famed fashion photographer Ellen Von Unworth lends her playful eye to Happy Socks for a collaboration that will fill many Christmas stockings with fun.
We’ve also stumbled across some dreamy dresses. One comes with a strong ethical message, and the other is the perfect office-to-party piece.
This is your ultimate weekend shopping list so please do check in with us every Friday so that you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see what we’ve spotted this week…
It’s time to start looking for a transitional cover-up and there’s no better place to start than Woolrich.
A timeless collection of simple and stylish pieces that will fit into your wardrobe perfectly.
We’re particularly into this bomber jacket that is equal parts lightweight and super stylish, which ticks all the right boxes.
There’s something about tassels on a bag that just scream fun. And we’re seriously into this suede number by way of Maje.
There’s nothing more special than personalising a beautiful gift. So, when we heard that Astley Clarke were offering this we were naturally excited. In a world first in diamond personalisation, you can play with the colour of your diamonds and patterns to create something that’s truly unique.
The fabulous Falabella bag has had the wicker treatment and is finally available to order. Credit cards at the ready!
Oh French Connection, you’re really spoiling us. The latest addition to the French Connection brand is the launch of FIT, an activewear range that is available online and in the flagship Oxford Street store,
Not only is the range super stylish but the prices range from £20 to £75, which makes it’s really accessible. What’s not to love?
Okay, so, it’s technically one for the boys. But hear us out.
The new season CMMN SWDN collection has just dropped and it’s pretty sweet. So, why don’t you treat him to something?
The Brody cropped denim jacket would look as great on him as it would you. Oversized, naturally.
Besides, they don’t call it borrowing-from-the-boys for nothing.
This is the first capsule collection by Emma Hill for Il Bisonte and we are totally here for it.
There’s eight signature styles which handily cover all bases from little to large. And, they’re pretty beautiful too.
If you’re in Covent Garden, head to the fabulous store at 21 Neal Street, London WC2H 9PU.
With so many fragrance launches every month it’s hard to really stand out from the crowd. But every so often, a rare gem is unearthed.
That’s just what happened with this latest drop. Geza Schoen (he of Escentric Molecule fame) and Paul White (from Me Company) have joined forces and enlisted the likes Mark Buxton (Comme des Garcons) and Bertrand Duchaufour (L’Artisan Parfumeur) to create a new brand of fragrances that pushes boundaries.
Our pick of the bunch is Geza Schoen’s juice, which bursts of pink peppers, bergamot, fir and the rounded note of Iso E Super that develop and change throughout the day.
Serapian bags have been carried by the likes of Audrey Hepburn and Ingrid Bergman to Taylor Swift and Julia Stiles. It’s all about timeless elegance and Italian luxury leather at it’s finest.
This season they experimented with colour and we are totally here for it. We love the Melissa in orange.
We love newly launched women’s sportswear brand Born Nouli. The word ‘Nouli’ is a Greek word meaning active, dynamic and fearless – totally appropriate for their range of gorgeous compression leggings. This is just one of eleven different designs you can choose from to look and feel your best while working out.
For a limited two week period, you can save £13 on your leggings when you enter NOULI17 at the checkout. Winning!
Ultimo and House of Holland have collaborated for the last four seasons (Feb 2016) and have brought us wardrobe staples that we love. This season, it’s no different.
We’re totally into this signature skort, which was seen on the House of Holland AW17 catwalk no less.
The rest of the collection is released later this year (around August), but this skort is available now. So get clicking.
Who doesn’t love a pair of Converse (especially box-fresh). The new Chuck Modern Lux has just hit stores and our pick of the bunch are these in brilliant white.
The new Dolce & Gabbana trainer collection is finally available to pre-order. The appliqué and embellished trainers are a fun addition to your wardrobe.
Pretty much anything Jacquemus is on our wishlist at the moment. Especially these high waisted trousers (£552) stocked at Boutique 1.
(Boutique 1, 127/128 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AS)
Can you ever have enough Byredo? The answer is no.
1996 is warm and seductively sexy with soft pepper and deep amber notes.
The perfect back-to-work essential. Available from Fenwick of Bond Street.
Meet your latest watch obsession…Cluse. With prices starting at at £79, it’s the perfect January pick me up gift to yourself.
We’ve fallen in love with the super luxe brand ASCENO – seriously, you could not have a bad night’s sleep in this silk pyjama set. They’ve also launched their new monogramming service just in time fro Christmas, so you can personalise your sleepwear with initials on the cuff or pocket for £8 per letter.
Nike and Riccardo Tisci have collaborated on this super slick and futuristic trainer. Quite frankly, we can’t wait to get our hand on these.
Meet your latest bag obsession, Strathberry. Our pick of the bunch? This super stylish and structured number in metallic silver…
The line up for this year’s Eastpak Artist Studio includes all of fashion’s heavy-hitters like Vetements, Giambattista Balli, House of Holland, Ami Paris and Jacquemus.
It’s all part of a good cause and in support of the charity organization Designers Against AIDS and the pieces go on sale on World AIDS Day on December 1.
Pictured: Vetement, Jacquemus, Ami Paris (From L-R)
The party season is upon us and it’s time to update your wardrobe. Thankfully Ba&sh have created a capsule evening collection of 11 exclusive pieces that tick all the boxes.
There’s a gorgeous evening gown, statement trousers, plunging backs and delicately tailored jackets. We love.
Available at Harrods and all Ba&sh stores now. Happy shopping.
In support of World AIDS Day and Born Free Africa, Victoria Beckham has designed two limited edition tees, one for adults (£90) and one for kids (£45). Pick one up at her Dover Street flagshop, or available at the 36 Dover Street store as well as online at victoriabeckham.com/world-aids-day.
Make like Gigi Hadid and have your name embroidered across a cool Tommy Hilfiger varsity jacket for £125 including personlisation. Available in store now.
Iconic London boutique Browns have just launched their revamped website. To celebrate, the windows of its South Molton Street store will be transformed into a huge scratch card on Monday 14th and you can scratch it window to reveal some of the most epic prises ever. No really, the Balenciaga Bazar tote is at stake here.
M.i.h Jeans have just launched a custom denim tool on their website, meaning you can now personalise seven of their core denim pieces, step-by-step online.
Embrace the stepped hem and cut a custom hem, choose your collar and cuff style, or add embroidery, tassels and patches. If you’d like to jazz up your trusty boyfriend jeans from a non-M.i.h brand you can, as well as submitting completely bespoke designs, which the in-house design team will make from scratch.
Gigi Hadid’s latest sartorial venture has seen her team up with Stuart Weitzman on a shoe that’s well worth investing in; the collab marks Weitzman’s pledge to build three schools with Pencils of Promise – an organisation dedicated to making quality education accessible to kids everywhere.
What do fashion insider’s drink to stay hydrated? Evian from a limited edition bottle designed by the House of Christian Lacroix, naturally.
‘Band merch’ is having a moment. Channel your inner punk in this cool AC/DC t-shirt by And Finally.
Italian label Valextra is new to Matches Fashion for AW16. With its luxe craftsmanship and architectural designs, it’s already proving to be a big hit with fashion insiders.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Damir Doma’s eponymous line, the Croatian-born designer has created an exclusive capsule of his greatest hits for Farfetch. The collection features updated versions of some of his most iconic pieces. Our hero piece is this pretty fringed dress.
Sophia Webster can always be relied upon to inject some fun into footwear. We’ve got our eyes on these gold stilettos from her new Holiday Capsule Collection. We love the crystal embellished 3d bow and elegant pin heel.
Art-lovers rejoice: our go-to highstreet store for directional basics COS are sponsoring a retrospective of Agnes Martin’s work, from her early experiments of the 1950s right through to her final paintings, at the Guggenheim in New York City. In celebration of the collaboration, COS have created a limited-edition 12-piece capsule collection, inspired by the artist’s work. A percentage of the profits will be donated to the Agnes Martin Foundation, so you can shop the line guilt-free.
Three Floor have just launched a limited edition capsule collection in collaboration with the UN Women National Committee UK. Inspired by pioneering female performers, the six piece collection is available to pre-order now. 20% of proceeds will be donated to UN women NC UK, an organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls to shape a better future.
Brand new label Enlist creates seasonless and responsible clothing. With a sound ethical standpoint on animal welfare too, this is fast becoming one of our favouite labels. This cute colour-blocked top is our new go-to for freshening up our workwear.
The latest deisgner on the see-now-buy-now band wagon is Alexander Wang. Exclusive accessories and denim pieces from the SS17 runway collection, which was presented on Pier 94 in New York on September 10, have just dropped online and in-store. Our hero pieces include this sleeveless t-shirt, emblazoned with the brand’s signature barcode logo in a cool leopard print (£195), and these cool cropped flared jeans (£350).
J. Crew are the latest brand to join the athleisure army. In partnership with sportswear label New Balance, the NB x J.Crew collection include trainers, sports bras, t-shirts, tank tops and outerwear, in a cool colour-blocked palette.
Inspiring us to take a winter break, Maje have launched an Après Ski capsule collection filled with gorgeous off-piste styles. Such as this neoprene snowflake sweatshirt (£155).
Problem: Your most fashion-obsessed friend is having a baby and you have no idea what to buy her for her baby shower.
Solution: London deisgner Mary Katrantzou has splashed her signature playful prints across two custom nappy bags in collaboration with luxury ecommerce site The Tot, which was founded by Miroslava Duma and Nasiba Adilova. Available to pre-order now, round up all your best girlfriends to chip in on this dreamy gift.
Famed fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth is the latest to lend her playful aesthetic to Happy Socks. The match made in sartorial heaven includes colourful socks (naturally), hipster style pants and boxers. Consider your stocking-fillers sorted.
ASOS has launched a new Made in Kenya capsule collection for AW16. Once again, it’s been created in collaboration with SOKO Kenya – a Kenyan clothing workshop that provides fair and safe employment and training for some of the countries poorest communities.
This time Asos worked with a local primary school and asked the children to draw ‘what they see outside their window’. Their drawings have been interpreted as embroidered giraffes, elephants and Kenyan landscapes on jersey sweats, structured short-suits, sweatshirts and dresses. We particularly love this pretty printed dress from the line.
With the party season on the horizon, we need more ready-styled pieces, such as this French Connection dress.
Sophia Webster’s AW16 collection explores the designer’s darker side. Snap up one of her decadent but light-hearted embellished bags, just in time for Halloween. ‘It has been a season of evolution – collecting my thoughts about the past, the present and future,’ the designer said of her latest line. ‘From creating the silhouette and shoes, then bringing all the characters to life with my collaborators, it’s about daring to be strange or unusual but most of all beautifully unique.’
Calvin Klein have launched a capsule line of cashmere basics for AW16. Made from luxurious Italian yarns, the collection includes everything from lightweight tees and snuggly hoodies, to made-for-lounging in jumper dresses.
Levis iconic 505c jeans are back for AW16. Channel Debbie Harry and wear these with a dark indigo denim jacket and metallic boots.
The gift that keeps on giving, Pandora’s classic charm bracelet is perfect for adding meaningful charms to mark milestone life events.
London desgin duo (and real life couple) Tim Rockins and Jess Morris have relaunched their legendary Rockins’ skinny silk scarves (beloved by Kate Moss) and 70s-inspired ready-to-wear on MatchesFashion.com. Our hero piece is this silk paisley print shirt – wear the tie-neck undone for an authentic rock ‘n’ roll finish.
Sosandar is fast becoming our go-to online shop for on-trend clothes, at reasonable price points. The newly launched site is the brainchild of former magazine editor Ali Hall and former publishing director Julie Lavington, so the brand is by women who know how we want to dress nowadays.
Our pick of the new collection is this cool and cosy, step-hem jumper. Modern but timeless, we’ll be snuggling up in this all autumn.
Introducing your new pyjama obsession.
With their super luxurious silk pyjamas, Morgan Lane has firmly earned a place on our wish list.
Our pick of the bunch (and this was a tough one) is the super sexy Drake bra and Yana track pant.