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…
This week we’re watching:
Alexander McQueen’s, ‘Lucia: The Jewelled Satchel’
We all want to be the McQueen women this season. ‘Lucia: The Jewelled Satchel’, shot by Sophie Muller, is the first in a series of video projects from Alexander McQueen focusing on several characters that emulate Sarah Burton’s vision and shines a spotlight on, arguably, one of the most covetable and iconic accessories, the Jewelled Satchel with its contemporary sleek shape and striking hardware – just look at it! Lucia Fairfull, a musician that has appeared in Burton’s collections, is the star of the show and performs alongside her band in Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom.
This week we’re shopping:
You’ve probably seen this all over your social feeds and if you haven’t yet, then you’re about to! The amphibious waterproof shoes aka, Hydro Moc’s are quickly becoming one of 2022’s most talked about shoe (FYI, they’re now stocked in Arket). We’re teaming them with all our everyday staples, preferably in a contrasting colour.
Make a bee-line for John Lewis in Westfield London and explore the world of Eclectic Chique, a Nigerian fashion brand founded in 2022 by Ten Majekodunmi. The brands mission is all about raising the bar for African products whilst simultaneously empowering women and youths. We’re here for it.
Manu Atelier's gorgeous new PF22 collection includes the new Prism bag, pictured, amongst other lust-worthy styles.
St Agni's exclusive capsule for Browns perfectly encapsulates timeless and sustainable Australian design.
The new studio rib collection has just dropped at NAP and we’ll take one in each colour way (light brown and black), thank you.
This collaboration is a capsule collection of small leather goods and accessories designed with the elegant bride (and bridal party) in mind. Designed in collaboration with Halfpenny London, one of the UK’s leading luxury bridal wear brands, the collection sees familiar faces from the J&M Davidson family updated to suit any wedding or similar event. Kate Halfpenny, founder and designer of Halfpenny London, is renowned globally for her luxurious and elegant bridal designs which understand the nuances of women’s bodies and their individuality, an ethos which is reflected in her capsule. collection with J&M Davidson.
"The Halfpenny London and J&M Davidson collaboration
It’s all about KEEN this summer. We’re seriously feeling the SS22 collection that sees classic silhouettes get a new colourful makeover.
Yinka Ilori, the London-based multidisciplinary artist and rising design star, launches his first ever footwear collection with FitFlop.
Yinka Ilori began his career up-cycling furniture pieces to give them a new lease of life, interweave narratives and evoke emotional responses using vibrant colours and fabrics inspired by his British-Nigerian heritage. He has since brought his trademark graphic style to communities around the globe through a series of playful public commissions.
This spring, his inimitable joyful aesthetic graces a statement FitFlop sandal collection. Ilori chose five of FitFlop’s most popular ergonomic sandal silhouettes (plus a slipper and, of course, the iconic Shuv clog) and gave each a makeover. He’s reinterpreted the iQushion flip-flop and pool slide (men’s versions too), the Surfa, the Shuv – in a limited edition of 250 numbered pairs - and a classic canvas slipper.
We're obsessed with Etre Cecile's new collection, full of joyful prints perfect for summer.
Alexandra Carello collaborates with Marzoline Milano, the timeless Italian headwear brand founded by twin duo Allegra and Desideria, on a summer
capsule collection. Imagining a collection made for hazy beach days or city summers, the capsule was designed to be lightweight and effortless, worthy of brighter days and lighter fabrics.
The collection consists of notebooks, notecards, diaries, list notepads and more, and celebrates the boldly hand-painted prints from Rejina’s clothing designs. Expect unexpected prints with an
easy offbeat elegance: spray-painted florals, sculptural graphics and mood-altering palettes.
This beautiful modern lighting is just what your living room needs.
Dutch design brand Anna + Nina are delighted to team up with leading curational retailer and internationally celebrated Moda Operandi. This homeware collaboration is an exciting opportunity for Anna + Nina to showcase their signature Dutch style for the rest of the international market to experience under the guardianship of US-based Moda Operandi, where exceptional designers are empowered and cherished.
The Anna + Nina designs are a mixture of art-inspired objects, intricately handpainted ceramic dinnerware and handcrafted table linens displaying an exciting new block printing technique for the Dutch design duo. The collection invites you to delve into this decorative delight of unique collectable pieces awash with jewelled shades of ethereal blues, jaffa orange and fuchsia pinks inspired by 1970s colour carousels.
We’re seriously into the Vanessa Sposi and Lindsey Holland collaboration. We want it all, but if if had to pick just one item, it would be the square top, which quite frankly, fits seamlessly into our wardrobes.
Pioneers of waterless, results driven solid skincare SBTRCT skincare partner with Salt Studio to create limited edition eco-resin dishes.
We’re slathering the new firming body moisturiser from Olverum all over. It soaks in perfectly leaving skin feeling velvety smooth and firmer. And, with notes of patchouli and rosemary, it’s wonderfully herbaceous.
If you know of any new mums, this is the perfect gift.
You’ve got one thing to do this weekend. Simply light, kick back and RELAX and let the notes of neroli, eucalyptus, rose (Yin) and bay leaf, mandarin and vetiver (Yang) soak up the moment.
The perfect companion to soak up the summer sun comes in the shape of a cocktail with the new Summer Orange from Grants. The super refreshing drink is best served long with soda or lemonade, bucket loads of ice and garnished with a slice of orange. Delicious.
It’s all about loafers this season. You’ll find us propped at the bar in these 70s inspired ones by way of GH Bass all summer.
How cute is this sunhat from Damson Madder? Part of the new accessories collection that features everything from sunhat to shoppers.
Levi’s® latest campaign sees the brand celebrate 149 years of its iconic 501®.
Featured in the campaign are actor Barbie Ferreira from Euphoria; designer, artist, model, and founding member of the legendary A$AP Mob, A$AP Nast; model, business owner, and YouTube host Hailey Bieber;Berlin-based, Korean-born DJ, artist, producer, and cultural icon Peggy Gou; and athlete, England star, philanthropist, and children’s activist Marcus Rashford.
Bicester Village and the British Fashion Council have once again joined forces to champion the
future of British fashion. The Creative Spot x British Fashion Council pop-up boutique runs until 15 June 2022, promoting innovative and sustainable British design.
Created for Bicester Village and the British Fashion Council by Richard Quinn, recipient of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, the pop-up will showcase 18 of the country’s most exciting designers. These include Alighieri, Christopher Kane, Completedworks,
Eudon Choi, Mary Katrantzou, Mira Mikati, Mother of Pearl, Patrick McDowell, Phoebe English, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Roksanda, Sophia Webster and many more. In addition, the boutique introduces the designs of Rejina Pyo and Tata Naka to Bicester Village and will feature Ivana Nohel’s silk scarves (a favourite of Her Majesty The Queen), exclusively available in the Village.
Richard said of the collab, 'We were thrilled to be invited to work on the pop-up boutique at Bicester Village. The daisy design is inspired by that British summertime feeling, bringing a sense of brightness and celebration for the Platinum Jubilee.'
BUMPSUIT, the maternity (and beyond) brand founded by model and entrepreneur Nicole Trunfio, has opened its first exclusive retail shopping experience with Harrods.
The store will carry an assortment of the brand's best-selling styles, including its top-rated
shapewear. BUMPSUIT is the first maternity brand to have a large retail presence within Harrods, a milestone as the brand continues to pioneer and pave a new landscape in maternity fashion.
Known for their cult sparkling water makers, Swedish design brand Aarke have launched their C-Pro - a new premium design carbonator, equipped with a dishwasher-safe glass bottle.
Bold in all respects, the C-Pro makes a statement in the home with its stainless-steel casing. Built to last a lifetime through timeless design, premium materials, and a reduction in the use of plastics, the new carbonator offers the most satisfying carbonation process with minimal effort in just 5 seconds, in a one-handed operation.
The Aarke C-Pro is available now in Steel and Matte Black online via Aarke from £250.
Pierre Marcolini is paying tribute to her majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee by launching a limited-edition collection of 'Malline' size chocolate boxes proudly wearing the Queen's crown with classic Union Jack sleeve.
Boxes launching will include the Hearts, Grands Crus, Truffles, and the 'Decouverte' an assortment box including 33 of the Maison favourites.
Limited edition boxes are available throughout May and June from the Marylebone Boutique, Selfridges, and Harrods.
Colekt keeps it clean and green for you. Colekt approach to sustainability is to consciously compose and develop Colekt Fragrance and Skincare with a slow sourcing of vegan exclusive natural ingredients and a slow responsible production in limited collections. The idea of Colekt is a conscious approach to sustainability as a brand and company, a circular slow qualitative process with collaborative partnerships adhering to Colekt Brand Values; Freedom, Conscious Sustainability, Innovation, Creativity and Exploration.
Adwoa Aboah is the new Jo Malone London Global Ambassador. Actor, mental health activist and model, Adwoa is one of the most recognisable faces and courageous voices of her generation, speaking out about her own mental health struggles and using her platform to promote and normalise difficult conversations to inspire and build hope. As a mental health activist, Adwoa will help to bring the mental health awareness work Jo Malone have been involved in for the past decade to the forefront.
Form and Fold, is a Melbourne-born swimwear label founded to fill the gap in the swimwear market for beautiful, functional swimwear that fits and supports women with a D+ cup size.
The founders Carly and Stephanie, were motivated to liberate women from swimwear that doesn’t fit properly, with a particular focus on women with small backs and large busts. Fit and functionality is met with a strong aesthetic foundation of simplicity and an evolving commitment to sustainability.
Oxwash is the best place to clean your pre-loved party clothing this season. In case you're not familiar, Oxwash collects your laundry, ironing and items that need to be specially cleaned straight from your doorstep via their fleet of electric cargo bikes - the ideal solution for a green, clean and efficient mode of transport. Items are thoroughly hand-inspected, pre-treated where necessary then washed using state-of-the-art, low-impact washing technology.
They are however the proud cleaning partners to the likes of HURR, Vivienne Westwood, The Restory and Kidswear Collective.
B by Boutique is a diffusion lingerie line created in celebration of the main Boutique sub brand, which launched in September 2020. The new line is playful, confident, fun and accessible, with prices starting from £5 - £18. The collection is inspired by 90’s shapes and bold colours, featuring colour block brights in cobalt blue, magenta pink, lilac and yellow, as well as styles in core colours such as black and white. The collection encourages customers to channel their inner confidence and youth, and is crafted with recycled materials, to ensure sustainability is front of mind.
Freedom Moses is the brand that crafts everyday vegan slides for everybody. These are sandals that are genderless, ageless and completely timeless.
Founded on the premise that fashion should be conscious, cruelty-free and colourful.
Turkish brand Piece of White, which specialises in gorgeously timeless dresses and separates, has set up shop in Harrods. Shop now or regret it later.
Aje presents its first film entitled Fractal, directed
by BAFTA and Emmy nominated filmmaker Shannon Murphy (Baby Teeth, 2019; Killing Eve, 2020),
and featuring ris
ing screen stars Mia
Healey (The Wilds
Melanie Jarnson (Mortal Kombat), Krew Boylan (Seriously Red
Sophie Wilde (Portable Door) and more.
Showcasing the Pre
Fall 2022 Biophilia collection in an innovative move and true to the brands commitment to
the arts, the
fashion film entitled Fractal and is a collaboration with the female led production company Dollhouse
Want a memento of your pregnant body or simply want to celebrate the female form? Studio Bust is a sculpture studio creating bespoke, scale models of real women’s bodies. Combining cutting-edge 3D scanning and printing technology with traditional bronze casting techniques, Studio Bust produces exquisite personalised works of art and timeless objet d’arts that are
set to become the ultimate modern heirloom.
Marking Tiffany and Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, “Vision & Virtuosity”, an astounding exhibition from this iconic jeweller, debuts at the Saatchi Gallery, London, from 10th June – 19th August, with complementary tickets available now.
Bringing over 400 objects from the House’s archives to London, the immersive exhibition is a celebration of Tiffany’s authority as the purveyor of the world’s finest diamonds and a showcase of how two core values—vision and virtuosity—have guided the House for 185 years.
A visual chronicle of the storied jeweller since its founding in New York City in 1837, “Vision & Virtuosity” is split into seven different chapters, each exploring separate themes that are central to Tiffany’s brand identity, heritage, and creative influence. Visitors will journey through everything from archival high jewellery designs, Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats to important relics of popular culture such as the original script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
eBay will work with carefully selected authenticators who will undertake a rigorous physical
inspection, as well as the use of specialist machinery. The handbags authentication process
● Thorough Inspection: At first point, the authenticator verifies that the handbag’s
condition matches the listing description. eBay's authenticators inspect the general
quality of materials and serialization, and use magnification and measurement to
inspect the brand logo, hardware, chains, zippers, and snaps, analyzing the engraving
and checking the stitching.
● Proof of Authentication: All bags will have a unique Authenticity Guarantee card filled with information about the handbag brand and model to confirm its authenticity, and solidifying confidence in eBay as a platform for luxury pre-loved items.
● Verified Returns: Sellers who offer returns receive the same protection as buyers. eBay's handbag authentication program ensures the exact item initially sold is returned to the seller via a verified returns process. Returns are shipped back directly to the authentication center, where authenticators verify each item and its condition before
returning to the seller.
If Only If Nightwear has joined forces with VCH Style, founded by sustainable fashion advocate and journalist, Ginnie Chadwyck-Healey. Together, they have created a considered collection of 3 nightdresses which have been carefully designed to be cross-generational and size-inclusive (UK 6-24), whilst keeping delicate detailing and comfort at its heart.
The edit uses GOTS-certified organic poplin and cambric cotton, as well as AZO-Free, non-toxic dyes within the beautiful hand smocking and embroidery.
Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the lives of over 7,5 million children have been under threat. We at Sleeper, as women and mothers, believe that every child deserves a safe, healthy, and happy childhood. That's why this April we are launching a charitable action to support children affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Sleeper will donate proceeds from its April sales to Ukraine's largest children’s hospital – “Ohmatdyt”.
Cool 90s slips, luxe tailoring and statement party dresses; THE OWN STUDIO’S first foray into ready-to-wear bridal launches
in April 2022. The label, which is quickly gaining cult status as the brand bringing a fresh, contemporary aesthetic to wedding
wear, has released ‘The Contemporary Collection’ in response to a shift in bridal trends following the pandemic. Each style
in the ten piece collection has been inspired by the ‘new now’ of wedding dressing - sleek, modern, considered, rewearable.
An ethical and socially conscious collection designed for modern women everywhere.
Inject a fun and playful energy to your jewellery rotation with Astrid & Miyu’s new 70s-inspired enamel pieces. Choose from wavy huggies, ear cuffs and rings in vibrant colours to re-energise your stack this season.
‘More Jewellery Please’ is a 17 piece capsule collection consisting of beaded opal necklaces, decadent tennis necklaces and bracelets as well as a selection of playful solid gold and enamel earring ‘dangles’ to be worn on hoops.
Longchamp have partnered with French Artist, André Saraiva to reimagine the iconic Pliage bag.