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 has just launched an impressive cookbook which includes tonnes of brilliant recipes by chef Martin Berg. Super cool and covetable - it’s definitely one for the Christmas list.
Your party dressing dilemmas have been answered thanks to Tara Jamon’s Le Bal collection. Think statement dresses and party favourites and with prices from £225 - £980 there is something for everyone.
We’re into this new style by the bag brand that everyone is in love with.
The house of Givenchy has opened its first UK store. Just behind the mahogany doors at 165 New Bond Street, a classical pink décor hosts the Givenchy women’s wear and jewelry collections. Like an art installation, a red staircase leads to the Essential Room, which is home to sophisticated women’s ready-to-wear, shoes and evening attire. Echoing of the house’s visual cues, a long, pink podium bisects the space. Geometric tiles in the ‘optical’ room form an intuitive bridge between the women’s and men’s wear universes.
Cult Australian brand CAMILLA has temporarily set up shop at Selfridges, recreating its AW18 runway show in a retail setting with a ‘Camilliafied’ beach hut, inspired by a Japanese wonderland.
Zizzi’s festive menu includes delights such as Brownettone, which is one half warm, oozy chocolate brownie and one half custard-soaked Italian panettone with chocolate chips and candied orange peel, as well as Pulled Beef and Truffle Rustica pizza and Pork Belly Arrosto. Plus everyone is covered, from meat lovers, vegans, chocoholics and those who are gluten-free. Get booking your Christmas lunch now.
The Adam Selman x Le Specs collection is back with a new drop, this time offering bold new colour ways in classic favourites including The Last Lolita and The Scandal. In love.
This week legwear brand FALKE are hosting an in-store monogramming event in Selfridges (London) from the 3rd to 9th of December, offering all customers complimentary monogramming with any purchase of two or more pairs of FALKE socks – making great personalised Christmas gifts.
Most recently seen on Clare Foy being a total bad ass in the new The Girl In The Spider’s Web.
Mulberry has teamed up with Mungo & Maud to launch a luxury dog accessories collection. The Misfits collection focuses on three personalities: The Graduate, The Ruralist and The Urbanite. So cute.
A collaboration between Paco Rabanne and Guy Cotton, we’re seriously into this super chic trench.
Make a statement with this ruffled LBD from Revolve.
Champion & charity London Youth have launched a labels collection to combat negative stereotypes and we’re in. All profits donated back to LY to help fund the charity’s arts, sports development, youth social action, employability and outdoor learning programmes. The exclusive Champion London Youth collection is available to buy now from Champion’s flagship store located at 48-50 Brewer Street, Soho, or online at Urban Outfitters.
The second collaboration with designed by fashion entrepreneur and influencer Stephanie Shepherd is now available at Selfridges, but be quick, the first one sold out in 19 hours.
Pair with a teddy coat and flared jeans.
This Thurs (6th) December, dog-friendly apothecary Malin+Goetz is throwing open its doors for a festive evening for all canines (and their owners). Christmas shopping comes courtesy of Fetch & Follow, plus they’ll be (human) manicures from Shoreditch Nails and complimentary treats and tipples for all.
The best part is, it’s free to attend, with all guests getting the opportunity to have question time with Ciara the Vet. But, a pre-purchased £20 ticket will give you access to a mini dog groom, a nail polish from Shoreditch Nails and a Fetch & Follow goody bag. Sold!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Max Mara The Cube, Max Mara have launched its signature piece - the iconic padded robe de chambre in a sophisticated new special edition - the La Superleggera. Available at the Bond Street store an online.
The t-shirt announces the arrival of DEMAIN, Sézane’s major charity initiative in the US through our partnership with Pencils of Promise (PoP). 100% of the profits from the t-shirt will be donated to DEMAIN, our charity initiative to support access to education and culture.
Running until Christmas, it consists of darkened rooms to get cosy in and watch Chrimbo movies, carbs to sort out the hangover, morale-boosting pep-talks and the chance to whack out a power ballad (scientifically proven to banish stress, boost endorphins and combat anxiety). The dream.
The perfect nod to the 70s trend.
Last night, Cliveden House (famous for hosting Meghan Markle the night before her wedding to Prince Harry), has just launched its gorgeous designer Christmas tree. The evening was 6:30-9:00pm and consisted of Carols by singer Samantha Harvey and the big countdown and Christmas tree lights switch - on by Alice Naylor- Leyland.
The robot crew will be spreading festive cheer travelling to famous London locations near Tiffany stores including the Sloane Square on 2nd December from 10am - 8pm, Covent Garden on 5th December from 10am - 8pm and Westfield, White City on 8th December from 11am - 9pm.
Until 21st December, Danish jewellery designer Maria Black has set up home in Selfridges, where you can shop the latest collections including Heroes, The Loop, Diamond Cut and The Piercing Collection, as well as 5 exclusively designed earrings made from 14K gold with yellow and black gemstones. And between 5th and 6th December, you can get your ears pierced by Maria’s skilled team of piercers.
Feeling the cold? head straight to Harrods Fashion Lab on the 4th floor to shop the Mackage Autumn/Winter 2018 collection and Holiday 2018 collection. The collection consists of a mix of fashion and functional outwear pieces inspired by two key themes - Urban Camouflage and “Retropolitan,” a mix of metropolitan style with a retro feel.
Launching 27th November, the pop up residency is for a month and will cater for all your winter sun and party dressing needs (fans of the brand include Gwyneth Paltrow, Elle Fanning, Emily Ratajkowski & Pandora Sykes).
Everyone is wearing this chic ring by new jewellery brand DAPHINE, and we’re so here for it.
Chinti & Parker has opened its very first pop-up store on 186 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH. Renowned for its signature cashmere, the brand is introducing a comprehensive ready-to-wear line, in one cohesive brand journey. The pop-up store housea the complete Holiday Collection of perfect giftable options, après skiwear and timelessly chic loungewear for the festive period.
We’ve been in love with Roxanne’s affordable diamonds since she launched her namesake brand earlier this year, but her collar with Ropes of Holland’s Lindsey just took things to the next level, and 15% of all sales go to Age UK too.
Nothing excites us more than when one of our favourite boutique salons ventures out of the capital to spread the good hair message far and wide. Case in point: award-winning salon Hare & Bone, who have just launched their newest salon in Esher, Surrey. Headed up by cut & colour expert Sam Burnett (whose client list includes Dua Lipa, Erin O’Conner and Emma Willis to name but a few), the new space is a cross between salon and wellness space, think organic teas, juices, plant-filled spaces and of course, their legendary customer service. Sign us up!
Do not adjust your screens – you’re seeing this correctly. Yes, the iconic Chanel no 5 flacon designed by Mademoiselle Chanel has had a red and fiery makeover and, quite frankly, we’re obsessed.
What better way to update this head turner of a fragrance by giving it a new lease of life with a lick of red paint, which Mademoiselle Chanel referred to as ‘the colour of life’, which makes for a truly powerful and feminine statement and the perfect gift for loved ones or yourself.
Oh and if you’re out and about in London, look out for super-sized versions of the red bottle which are asking to be put on the gram.
The No5 Red Edition for Christmas 2018 is available now.