Marie Claire's edit of the best things to buy, browse and book
Allow us to introduce: hot list. Whether it’s some much-needed pampering, a quick interiors update, a cool event to book tickets for or a wardrobe refresh, here’s Marie Claire’s edit of the best ways to indulge.
Here at Marie Claire HQ we’re constantly seeking out secret sales, new brands, fun events, 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 are.
This is your ultimate shopping list, so check in with us every week so you can hit the shops fully informed on what’s new and cool each week. Click through to see our favourite picks…
Luxury online retailer Mytheresa and renowned French Maison Christian Louboutin have collaborated on the launch of an exclusive New Year’s Eve party capsule collection. The 16-piece NYE capsule features the brand’s signature styles in playful shades of vibrant pink, electric blue and iridescent teal.
The Noelle Wolf Soul Lace Bodysuit combines tailored lines and intricate detailing for a renewed vision of modern sensuality.
The Manolo Blahnik Archives is the first virtual exhibition of its kind and is not a temporary digital space; the permanent platform will grow and evolve as we do. Curated by exhibition maker Judith Clark who has worked directly with Manolo to give further insights into his designs and the relationships that have guided his career, with a design overseen by company CEO, Kristina Blahnik.
Spanning 5 decades of archives, the exhibition will allow Manolo Blahnik to reach their audience on a global scale and share with them a wealth of brand history and never seen before discovery into the creation and inspiration behind iconic designs.
No-one should be alone and homeless at Christmas, and that’s why Boden has partnered with Crisis on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving celebrated on the 30th November, with Boden offering over 500 ‘gifts’ and a monetary donation to help end homelessness. Each ‘gift’ provides someone experiencing homelessness with a place to stay, food, welfare, companionship and vital care, plus the opportunity to end their homelessness for good. Boden is also making it easy for customers to donate to Crisis too when purchasing from Boden over the festive season in addition to fundraising events and volunteering opportunities for all Boden staff.
The Ever After Garden is a unique illuminated rose garden of remembrance in the heart of London’s Mayfair. When you lose someone that light doesn’t go out, and this garden will be filled with personal dedications in a garden for everyone. The idea was inspired in memory of the late, great Production Designer and Art Director, Michael Howells, whose worked included the film Ever After. After the loss of their dear friend, fashion creatives, writer Camilla Morton and Royal Marsden Cancer Charity Trustee designer Anya Hindmarch, wanted to find a way to pay tribute to all those we have lost and create something that could be inclusive and inviting.
Visitors are invited to come and remember a loved one in Grosvenor Square this December, where they can add a personal dedicated to one of the 25,000 illuminated roses and help raise funds to support the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The garden will be open daily, with free entry, dedications start from just £10.
Gift someone - or yourself tbh - one of these pretty amazing hampers this Christmas. Prices range from £35 to £230 and they’re packed full of everything you fancy like gorgeous truffles, cheeses and wines. Just divine.
Fragrance lovers, this one is for you. Discover the original five single note ingredients that inspired Ostens delicious collection, with molecules including, Rose Oil Isparta LMR, Patchouli Heart LMR, Jasmine Absolute Egypt LMR, Cedarwood Heart Virginia LMR & Vanilla Bean Extract CO2 LMR. Wear them separately or layer to your hearts content to create something unique.
Get your wallets ready! This year Covent Garden is donating to the charity Only A Pavement Away with a charity auction (which runs until Sunday 28th November) with prizes from the neighbourhood. We’re talking trainers, something from Tiffany & Co, luxury accessories to a fragrance experience at Floral Street and personal shopping at Paul Smith, so it’s going to be good. Funds raised will go towards the charity Winter Warmth mission which collects and distributes essential warm clothing to homeless hostels and people experiencing homelessness this winter.
In an exemplary example of reusing, Fussy has created a new natural deodorant with leftover Christmas trees. Brilliant.
Say hello to the world first powder add water formulation from Forgo. Formulated with 10 essential ingredients, this 100% natural body wash includes Niacinamide (Vitamin B-3) to sooth and hydrate all skin types.=
The Chivas Regal and Balmain partnership is quite possibly our favourite collaboration of 2021 and is where luxury French fashion and luxury Scottish whisky collide. The metallic bottle exudes Balmain energy and looks the absolute business on your drinks cabinet.
We love this collaboration between Cecilie Bahnsen and Japanese brand Chacoli. The bags - which come in 3 different sizes - are created using existing and leftover materials and are at the top of our wish-list.
Think Monopoly is all about property? Think again. It's now all about property AND personalisation thanks to the genius new Monopoly personalisation station that has just launched exclusively in-store and online at Selfridges. Add your family name to the board and also pick bespoke tokens that best represent your family members for a magical high energy/higher stakes game at Christmas.
Available until the 12th of December.
Famed florist Ronny Colbie's Christmas wreaths are back! Inspired by his favourite festive films, from Elf to Frozen, they are the perfect welcoming sight for guests.
Style influencers Olivia & Alice have launched an AW21 edit on Amazon Fashion, with their picks of the best pieces and brands to buy this season on-site, including Levi's, BOSS, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Pepe Jeans, Lee, Pinko and Ted Baker. We love their colourful selection.
MYAMI, the tech-luxe fashion house, has launched a one-of-a-kind digital sneaker NFT. To highlight the race towards carbon net zero and representing the fragile world at our feet, and as part of a release the brand has entitled COPDROP, the dynamic sneaker lasts as long as the ice caps do. 100% of profits from the sale of the ICE RUNNER will be donated to charity, with the winning bidder able to choose which climate initiative becomes the beneficiary of the proceeds.
With colourful beaded chandeliers suspended from the windows, the Alkemistry have created the ultimate destination of choice, for women who seek unique pieces that marry luxury design with empowering ethos – and discover the most precious gift of the season.
Nothing signals the start of the festive season more than the launch of Skate at Somerset House - truly one of our favourite things to do at Christmas (even though our skating style could use some serious finesse). This year the impressive neoclassical courtyard rink will feature a 40ft tree, gifting treats from Hotel Chocolat as well as a selection of food and drink to set you up off rink. See you on the ice!
Skate at Somerset House will run from 17 Nov 2021 – 16 Jan 2022.