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 week we’re loving:
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…
This September, Harrods is hosting a FENDI pop-up to celebrate Kim Jones' debut with his Fendi AW21 collection. The space draw inspiration from the AW21 show, embodying the visual features of Roman architectural detailing and sculptural elegance. Kim Jones' collection is an homage to FENDI's key codes and the women who have enshrined its legacy, the wardrobes of the five Fendi sisters offer a foundational resource. Visit the pop-up until 30th September.
#TOGETHER Eyewear is a collection of three staple sunglasses styles from #TOGETHERBAND by Bottletop. The sunglasses come in four different shades (black, tortoiseshell, khaki Green and yellow) and when it comes to the frames there’s something for everyone too, an innovative take on the round frame, a rectangle frame du jour and a classic Wayfarer-style.
Skincare fans, it’s time to celebrate because Nimya by Nikkie Tutorials has launched - and we are officially obsessed.
Nikkie knows good products - she’s been testing them for YEARS - so expect all bases to be covered with the products in the range which include: a two in one moisturiser and primer, a setting spray, a glow serum and cooling eye stick.
We’ll be burning this Peace candle with notes of vetiver (known for its relaxing properties) amber and moss from Kalmar, a new lifestyle brand which curates the ultimate self-care products to replenish your energy levels, all categorised by the four ‘soul states’ Joy, Calm, Peace and Love.
The Barcelona Birthstone collection features twelve necklaces (all inspired by the colourful and vibrant city). The Lapis, with its gorgeous deep blue colours is the September birthstone and certainly one to cherish.
The Marine Collagen - which supports the natural ageing process - from Vida Glow is the science backed skincare you never knew you needed. Get ready to have the best hair and nails of your life.
Scandinavian brand Steamery, known for their smart, modern and minimalistic clothing care products, are now expanding their product range. For the past few years Steamery has been working on the design and product development of the new generation of handheld steamers, and now they can finally announce their groundbreaking addition – Cirrus No.3 Iron Steamer.
The Cirrus No.3 Iron Steamer, characterized by its sophisticated design and high
performance, is a unique hybrid of an iron and a steamer. It represents the ideal balance
between functionality and esthetics. The hot steam kills bacteria, smooths out creases
and makes your clothes feel fresh in between washes. Equipped with an ironing plate
that heats up to the same level as an iron, the new iron steamer can give your clothes
both a pressed and natural look in a gentle way. The ironing plate heats up in only 25
seconds, improves the steam quality and helps dry the fabric. The iron steamer comes
with a wearable heat-protection ironing tool and is also smaller than most handheld
steamers, which makes it ideal to bring on travels.
Heist Studios, the brand that creates foundation-wear for comfort, support and style, is launching its bestselling Sheer Collection in new colours: navy and berry, available in the Sheer Body, Bralette, Triangle Bralette, Vest, Brief, Brazilian Brief and the High Waist Thong.
Recognised for timeless and versatile pieces, this exclusive 7-piece capsule collection of essentials offer the Net-A-Porter customer to select from Vince’s most loved silhouettes in autumnal colourways (think burgundy, chestnut and evergreen).
When creating the capsule, Vince instantly turned to their best-selling silhouettes, eager to ensure they would be showcasing items which are universally flattering, with an incredibly luxurious hand feel illustrating Vince’s timeless in their appeal.
Introducing the jacket of the season, perfectly tapping into the logo trend.
Auction house Roseberys is hosting a charity jewellery auction entitled ‘Jewellers for Afghanistan’ to raise much-needed funds for the amazing ‘Women For Afghan Women’: a grassroots women’s rights organisation which is helping to evacuate and provide urgent resources, shelter and care to vulnerable women and children during this crisis.
25 British independent jewellers have donated a piece of jewellery which will be auctioned as part of an online auction – with participating brands ranging from jewellery icons Solange, Shaun Leane, Pippa Small, Annoushka and Theo Fennell to emerging talent including Jessie Thomas, Christopher Thompson-Royds, Rachel Boston and Otiumberg. Each designer has donated a piece of jewellery retailing between £270 and £1750 to ensure that the auction is as accessible as possible, with pieces available to bid on via London fine art auction house Roseberys from Monday 27th September to Monday 4th October 2021. 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to the charity.
Introducing the Vanguard Education Fund, in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC). The Vanguard Education Fund is an initiative to help to shape the future of the fashion industry, encouraging more diverse talent at a grass roots level and helping students as they embark on their professional journeys.
Additionally this season, NET-A-PORTER celebrates The Vanguard’s Class of ’21 designers by highlighting the designers’ stories and the diverse and creative communities around them, through a campaign co-produced with emerging talent.
Refresh your wardrobe for less with the Reiss summer sale. Save up to 50% off everything from sandals to trench coats, denim and maxi dresses. Offer ends Sunday 26th September.
Pip & Nut created a one of a kind baguette bag for fashion blogger Olivia Purvis to take to LFW, and we can all agree it looks tasty AF.
Kimai's pieces are crafted exclusively from 18k recycled gold and solar lab-grown diamonds that are high-quality, low-impact, and fully traceable. Their diamond studs come in yellow gold, white gold and rose gold.
With Iris & Ink sitting at the heart of THE OUTNET, the luxury past-season online retailer is
pleased to introduce its private label’s journey to becoming a responsible brand of the future,
through a new ‘Considered’ commitment beginning with the fall/winter 2021 collection.
Within the new fall/winter collection, 66% of the clothing will be made using more considered
materials and processes in line with sustainability and circularity product guidelines set by
YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP's Infinity strategy. This marks a key step in Iris & Ink’s journey
to reach 100% alignment to this framework of more sustainable and circular products by
2025, using only regenerative, low impact, renewable or recycled fibres.
The Yellow World has launched its latest dropw in collaboration with an iconic brand who's celebrating the joys of tourism Made Some Souvenirs. We love this standout t-shirt.
MATILDE Jewellery launched in December 2020 and offers sustainable and ethical fine jewellery, made solely using lab-grown diamonds and 100% recycled gold. The brand’s mission is to bring a sustainable alternative to the environmentally and socially harmful traditional jewellery industry, without compromising on the quality of the product or the design.
The new Alex Monroe AW/21 collection ‘Fables’ sees Alex and his design team craft a world of folklore and morality inspired by the age-old wisdom of Aesop.
Passed down over centuries of storytelling, every treasure has a tale to tell and a lesson to be learnt. Decorative details are combined with compelling silhouettes and intricate fastenings, handmade in England by a team of expert jewellers and long standing partners, from sterling silver and 22ct gold plate.
As part of the Alex Monroe long term commitment to ethical practices and responsibility within the industry, the ‘Fables’ collection will be the first collection to be plated using Fairmined gold - a licensed accreditation that supports responsibly managed community mines.
Founded in 1921, English PEN – one of the world’s oldest human rights organisations – marks its 100th anniversary with the year-long programme, Common Currency. The three-day English PEN 100 festival at the Southbank Centre, also part of Common Currency, brings together renowned and emerging writers (including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, pictured above, who opens the event), readers and activists for timely debates and discussions. The themes of the programme, inspired by the PEN Charter, include free speech and democracy, language and ideas, and a celebration of women.
Get your tickets now.
In a first-of-it’s-kind partnership, The Restory has teamed up with Manolo Blahnik to offer after care services for their luxury good worldwide. It’s all about bringing life back into well-loved pieces. We can get on board with that.
Standard services include re-soling or re-heeling right through to restoration and dyeing. It is the first brand partnership for The Restory as they continue to scale and reinvent aftercare for luxury fashion.
Strivectin is the home of highly efficacious targeted beauty solutions for changing skin and the latest addition to their stellar line-up is a must have. The new Advanced Retinol Nightly Renewal Moisturizer is a gentle way to introduce retinol (and retinal) into your routine.
You new favourite work-out gear is here. Frost Body, created by Sadie Frost, is a new luxury range of yoga wear featuring everything from bra tops to cycling shorts, all crafted from sustainable fabrics. We’re into it.
Crafted from entirely recycled materials, this is the washrag we’ll be carting our bits around in.
Shop both on-trend and timeless pieces from Damson Madder, a brand that champions sustainability and transparency at its core. Using small batch production styles are crafted from organic and recycles fabrics.