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.
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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 …
Get ready to add another shopping destination to your list because Natasha Zinko has re-launched her Mayfair boutique. Expect a super fun space where you can browse through everything from ready-to-wear to DUO (the line designed with her son Ivan) as well as areas to relax.
Natasha Zinko, 46 Maddox St, Mayfair, London, W1S 1AY,
Francesco Fucci is the new Creative Director of womenswear at Theory. His first collection has landed in stores and consists of super chic and well-proportioned pieces that deserve a place in your wardrobe.
In a fashion partnership of dreams, the British Fashion Council have teamed up with Bicester Village to create the ultimate fashion edit, at, drum roll please… special Bicester Village prices. The store, which features covetable picks from the likes of Mother of Pearl, Christopher Kane and Emilia Wickstead has only one downside - it is staying true to the meaning of ‘pop up’, with the millennial pink haven only running until Sunday 11th November. We recommend hot footing it down stat to witness a true pre-Christmas shopping miracle.
Now here’s an idea we’re really into. ArtyWren has started a Kickstarter to create a childrenswear brand that is 100% biodegradable and organic. Check it out now!
Our obsession and #GirlCrush on Chrissy Teigen continues. Her second collaboration with REVOLVE.com has tomsdropped and we are in love. Is there anything she can’t do?
Throughout November and December, TOMS will be working with Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, and are taking part in their first ever UK giving activity with a £50,000 grant. The initiative will help support homeless people ages 16-25 by providing apprenticeships ad traineeships in the UK which includes skill-building workshops, goal-setting sessions and one-on-one support.
Get party season ready with this golden velvet jacket by way of AQ/AQ.
Rising US designer LaQuan Smith – whose distinctive work has been seen on Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Cardi B has collaborated with ASOS DESIGN for its latest collection. Styles from his mainline collections – such as off-the-shoulder and bodycon dresses – are reinterpreted for ASOS’s biggest collection to date.
From 5th -10th November, Alex will host a week-long pop up on Sydney Street in Chelsea, which will feature her signature knitwear designs as well as a curated selection of some of her favourite fellow designers and artisans including artist and illustrator, Susannah Garrod, textile artist, Alice Mary Lynch; designer, Grace Wears and antique furniture supplier, Anton & K. The Alice Sweater (attached, £445) will be exclusive to the pop up.
For everything from legging shorts to super cute dresses, look to the brand new covetable label Collusion, stocked exclusively on ASOS.com
How cute are these Tabitha Simmons x Equipment suede point-toe flats?
We’re massive dog lovers here at MC, so are v. excited to announce that Radley have once again teamed up with the Dogs Trust to create a dog-themed bag collection you need in your life.
With 15% of the sale price donated straight to Dogs Trust, the bag - which comes in 3 colourways - also features a multitude of special design features that’ll keep your dog very happy (think elasticated side pockets for a ball and drinking bottle, a waterproof internal pocket and most importantly, a removable drawstring bag for treats).
The limited-edition bag will be available to buy on www.radley.co.uk or from Giving Tuesday AKA 27th November.
Nanushka has created an exclusive capsule with Liberty fabric, we love this puffer jacket which we just want to cosy up in RN.
You can never go wrong with a camel coat. This one by Jaeger is chic and timeless.
Figleaves supports UK Charity CoppaFeel! to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your body and regularly checking your breasts. The brand has run a CoppaFeel! takeover on their website with activations over social media too with the hashtag #CoppaFeel! Figleaves stocks a range of mastectomy bras too and have launched a hub on content full of frequently asked questions for those wanting to know more.
From 30th October, ethical & sustainable jewellery brand Lark & Berry is opening its first piercing studio with cultured diamonds. Prices start from £150 and piercing is complimentary with jewellery purchase. Find the studio at 52a George St, Marylebone, London W1U 7EA
We want everything from the exclusive Chloé x NAP capsule, but we’ll settle for this chic blazer (£1,795).
Bringing more authentic Mexican vibes to Soho, breddos Tacos is set to open Cocteleria on November 1st: a taco and margarita bar in its Kingly Street taqueria, that will be the ultimate central spot for everything from post-work drinking to low-key boozy dinners and end-of-the-night cocktails.
breddos Cocteleria, Downstairs at 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London
Open Wednesday to Saturday, 5:30pm until midnight.
To coincide with the Good Grief, Charlie Brown! exhibition launching at Somerset House, Browns has collaborated with Peanuts and the Peanuts Global Artist Collective to create an edit of cool products.
Today sees the launch of three adidas trainers, co-branded with the new adidas x TfL logo – each shoe design telling a different story from London’s underground history. Plus, each shoe purchased comes with a free Oyster Card topped up with £80 credit – the same prices as the trainer. Result.
Made from Merino wool, these trainers are not only stylish and super comfortable but sustainable too. Get into it. We are.
If you do one thing this weekend, make sure you stop by the new Chanel maison on Walton Street in South Kensington, where you’ll find everything from Ready-To-Wear, handbags, shoes, jewelry and eyewear. Set over three floors, the store sees the addition of a new shoe boutique and is full of fun Chanel twists, like the plexiglass nail laquer table studded with varnish, hand applied wall finishes and the Chanel tweed sofas. Oh, and we challenge you to find fitting rooms quite as fabulous as these, which are furnished with fluffy armchairs, Chanel robes and several flacons of Chanel perfume, which makes for a truly luxurious touch. Just try getting us to leave. J’adore.
CHANEL, 200 Walton Street, SW3 2JL London
Urban Outfitters has just released their in-house skincare range. From party season worthy eye palettes to deodorant and peeling masks, the range features everything you need – there are even Vegan products too. And all at incredible prices, we’re sold.
The Moose Knuckles x Mary Katrantzou collaboration is totally DREAMY. We first laid eyes on this beauty of a coat in their newly released campaign video and just can’t stop thinking about it.
Thankful that we can truly live our best 90’s biker chic lives in this Kitri jacket.
Is this the best hand cream ever? Quite possibly so.
Give your hands some TLC by way of Chanel. Housed in most ergonomic vessel ever (it fits perfectly in the palm of ones hand), the super rich balm is the just what your digits are crying out for.
We love Giles and we love Aspinal, so when we heard that thye were collaborating we knew we would love it all. The fabulous collection features hand-drawn illustrations by Giles on a selection of items (silk scarves, clutches, small leathers) including this gorgeous little bag.