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…
ARKET will open its fifth store in theUK this Autumn, with stores on Regent Street and Covent Garden, as well as in Copenhagen, Brussels, Munich and Amsterdam, and an online store in 18 European markets. The new ARKET store is located at 91–92 Paradise Street, Liverpool ONE.
Ethical diamond jewellery brand Lark & Berry have just launched their first store in London. The retail space was designed by Houston, Texas-based designer Erika Paola Chavez, founder Laura Chavez's sister. This is the world's first-ever brick-and-mortar retail store carrying pieces made exclusively with cultured diamonds and stones.
Find it at: 52a George St, W1U 7EA, London, UK
Iconic Parisian handbag brand, Elleme (Eva Chen is a fan) has launched into Harvey Nichols. The fifteen piece collection will be dropping into the Knightsbridge store over the next month, with the full collection in store by end of August.
Cult Danish fashion label GANNI has collaborated with Italian artisanal footwear brand Diemme, known for their handcrafted performance footwear for brands like Maison Martin Margiela, Chanel and Bottega Veneta. The shoes were first seen on the AW18 runway and are now available to shop.
J.Crew have launched a collaboration with Birmingham based print maker Abigail Borg and it’s a floral print lover’s dream.
TOMS has collaborated with Liberty on a capsule collection featuring iconic Liberty London fabrics with the West Coast ease that TOMS encapsulates. The six-piece collection features both shoes and eyewear, incorporating prints from Liberty London Fabric’s renowned Tana Lawn.
Available in all stores and online, this range offers one of a kind vintage pieces (from ditzy dresses to denim), remade and designed by the in house team at UO. Using only deadstock and surplus materials, it’s perfect for the ethically-conscious shopper. The range also offers one of a kind designer drops throughout the year, which have previously included Burberry, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana.
Our kind of graffiti art.
Gucci has revamped its Sloane Street flagship store. Spanning over 1200 square meters across two floors, it houses men’s and women’s ready-to-wear and accessories including handbags, luggage, footwear, jewellery, watches, and eyewear, as well as the Gucci Décor collection and the recently launched Gucci-Dapper Dan collection. You’ll also find a Gucci DIY service so you can personalise your products.
Make like the style set and invest in a Superga pair now.
This stylish knit ticks all the autumn/winter trend boxes.
Team this utilitarian skirt with a white linen shirt.
We’re seriously into the new limited edition summer cases from Away, particularly this purple hued beauty (inspired by the lavender blossoms of Hvar).
Upgrade your summer dressing with a timeless silk wrap dress from Camilla.
Myla the luxury British heritage lingerie label has relaunched and offers luxe simple separates to elevate your style. We’re super excited.
The humble white shirts get a make-over thanks to Absence of Paper
Jo Malone have transformed one of their signature scents into a Body & Hair Oil, and we can’t get enough of it. Created with a blend of sweet almond and macadamia seed oils, it doesn’t just smell divine, it’s ultra moisturising too. Spritz onto damp skin and rub in, or onto dry or damp hair and let it settle before combing through. It’s currently sold out but more stock is coming soon.
Imagine a Liberty print wash bag filled with hard working and cult products. Sounds perfect, no? Well, imagine no more because it exists. From the iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream to TriBalm, haircare from Davines, Essie nail polish and Kiehl’s sun protection the bag is packed with an editor of the Beauty Team’s holiday essentials (handpicked from the Liberty Beauty Hall, no less) and is available now.
What more could you want?
Chic and minimal brand Californian brand Vince (Lucy Williams is a fan) is opening a 1,000 square feet shop in Harvey Nichols, where you can shop women’s apparel from the Pre-Fall and Fall collections. designed to reflect Vince’s understated, California-inspired aesthetic and features a neutral color palette, custom plant installations and mid-century modern décor.
The latest drop from Adidas is the POD collection, a redo of a popular ‘90s style. Super cool.
The bags that you’ve seen on your Instagram feed are now exclusive to Browns Fashion. We’re into this delightful pink crossbody, with oversized front buckle, that will REALLY set off our summer looks.
Just incase you’re not quite festival ready. The Hunter Play boots should be on your list…
Make sure you head down to the Zizzi’s at St Katharine Docks in London (Until Sat 21st July) to experience a taste of the Italian Riviera in a newly created immersive space.
Customers can book at table by calling 0207 488 0130 or online at www.zizzi.co.uk
Don’t save that bottle waiting for ‘that’ special moment. Now is the moment. Open and live your best life. And, what a bottle to open..
We always champion homegrown when we can and fell in love with Endeavour, First Voyage a gin from the Captain Cook Distillery in Yorkshire. Hand crafted in small batches with botanicals direct from the North Yorkshire Moors.