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:
FENDI Launches New #FendiPeekaboo Video starring Naomi Watts
The new video, called ‘Wild Untamed Naomi’ is a vignette of a private moment in Naomi Watt’s day within her apartment in New York, documenting her hidden and surprising side, accompanied by the FENDI Peekaboo ISeeU bag.
What starts as an average and restless day becomes untamed as Naomi escapes into her own world and discovers the joy of releasing stress and anxiety through a cathartic release of movement, unleashing her inner, wilder, and unseen side. With the help of her FENDI Peekaboo ISeeU bags, Naomi will seek out the extraordinary in the ordinary.
‘I love the colours! And it is a classic shape that’s very functional, whether you’re travelling with it or just using it as a day to-day bag. It just works.’ said Naomi Watts about the FENDI Peekaboo bag.
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…
Say hello to perfect lashes with this handy kit from Lashify. Stocked exclusively to Candour Beauty, the digital beauty space that champions women of colour.
In this limited edition and exclusive collaboration, Ben Quinn has hand painted Musubi bags with the star motif we saw at the SS21 collection.
When one bottle just won’t do. Plus, it comes with a rather chic wine bottle holder by way of Paradise Row.
Bedfolk, creators of quite possibly the comfiest and totally dreamy bedding is hosting the first-ever Wind Down Week so make sure you head over to social channels for everything from breathwork classes to a destress facial and so much more.
With restrictions being relaxed next week, it’s the perfect time to planning some outings. A trip to DSM is on top of our list. There’s much to see, including the Givenchy installation and new drops from all your faves like Simone Rocha, Marine Serre and Molly Goddard. Credit cards at the ready!
Dover Street Market 18-22 Haymarket, London
The latest collaboration we’re obsessed with comes in the shape of Converse and Kim Jones.
The mixed metals keeps things fresh on this stylish Timex.
Back for SS21, the Levi’s® Red collection is full of wardrobe staples. We’re into this chore coat in medium indigo.
We love the contemporary feel of these trainers.
The new flagship boutique has been reimagined to celebrate the future of luxury physical retail. Browns Brook Street, located at 39 Brook Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair, is an enchanting destination designed to immerse you in our curated world of fashion, fine jewellery, food and culture.
Housed in a Grade II* listed building the space, it offers a rich canvas to uniquely showcase the merging of the historical and the contemporary, a representation of what Browns has been renowned for since the beginning – bringing together the best established and next generation talent. Set over four floors, the new space features a pioneering restaurant and an unexpected yet inviting courtyard, and celebrates the history of 39 Brook Street which has been preserved yet modernised to perfectly imbue the Browns brand.
Introducing the hottest sustainable shoes of the season, in collaboration with Spanish label Hereu, made from CASC8 WOVEN PLASTIC. CASC8 is a young and promising Danish label who craft fashion goods out of plastic wastes collected in India. In partnership with a local NGO, CASC8 collects polluting plastic debris and gives them a new purpose under the shape of a woven fabric. Echoing Cecilie Bahnsen’s stand on virtuous fashion and creativity, a strong focus on recycled materials has been made for this SS21 collection.
Marshall will be introducing two new colourways to its Emberton portable speaker range, forest green and cream. The forest green Emberton calls for us to connect back with nature. Synonymous with the natural world and calm, its versatility means it can be used throughout the home, breathing new life into stagnant spaces. The understated cream finish slots neatly into the Scandi principle of Lagom. Swedish for ‘enough’, ‘sufficient’ and ‘just the right amount’, Lagom is all about living within moderation in a chaotic world, making this scaled-down speaker a must-have for the home. Weighing in at under 700g, these compact and lightweight speakers boast 20+ hours portable playtime, the latest Bluetooth 5.0, IPX-7 water-resistant design, and a multi-directional control knob for a superior 360° sound that supplies the soundtrack to any setting – whether it is a garden party, a day trip to the beach, or a Sophie Ellis-Bextor-inspired kitchen disco.
The platform showcases an array of sought after, high quality brands including De La Vali, Yolke, E.L.V Denim, Riley Studio, Paloma Blue amongst others and features curated edits from influencers including Louise Roe and Jessie Skye Stewart, offering customers a fresh and constantly updated shopping experience.
To support the launch, KHOEO have joined forced with the super sustainable brand Riley Studio to create a limited edition t-shirt with £5 of every sale going to KHOEO’s partner charity: water.
Introducing a new vintage store which curates pre-loved garments to celebrate where they've been. Expect a collection of handpicked vintage, retro, designer and high-street pieces for modern wardrobes, each of which tells someone's story.
Founder Sarah says, "In the blur of maternity leave with my first, and the sudden lockdown of society as we knew it, I realized that the hole left was more than the thrill of physically finding each piece, it was hearing about the different lives behind them. Whether they were selling it with an elaborate story, or recalling a time from the past where it'd been worn, or just staring at me utterly confused by my interest in their lives, I felt like no one had ever asked. When the majority of my conversations have been with a toddler for what seems like a lifetime, I have hung onto their human stories. In a time that we don’t fully understand, their very real stories resonated with me more than they would ever know. Each collection is sold with a story; some elaborate tales of the past and others seemingly insignificant. Yet, all very human. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did."
The new V by Laura Vann collection “Parfum” which is 100% sustainable and a tribute to treasured moments of the past.
Agent Provocateur's SS21 campaign is modelled by Joséphine de la Baume & Nyasha Matonhodze. Brought to life with transcendental colours, the enchanting collection brings together gothic styles and delicate jewelled details, transporting us into a utopian fantasy.
If you're looking for a new way to get a full-body workout at home, then the Hydrow could be for you. Disrupting the home workout scene, this innovative rowing machine promises to engage up to 86% of your body’s muscles (that's nearly double the amount engaged when cycling!) with a mix of immersive live workouts and specialist coaching. Featuring a 22” touchscreen display and front-facing speakers it brings those river vibes to your living room. Plus, it offers a vertical storage option if space is at a premium.
Hydrow is priced at £2,295 with a £38 monthly subscription, which gives you access to their collection of workout videos, live workouts and coaching.
Add a dose of fun with this super cute collaboration between Tiba + Marl and Smiley®.
The Hundred collaborates with New Era to launch a collection of caps for each of the competition’s eight city-based teams.
Slather this mask on for a skin overhaul. From a brand powered by plants and boosted by science, expect brighter and nourished skin. Our skin was left glowing.
Add some polka dots into the mix with the new Spring print by Sabah.
Rosé season is within reaching distance, so cheers to that. Try the Rumor rosé from Provence which is crisp and super refreshing.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of R.M.Williams, especially this chic and timeless collaboration with Marc Newson.
This navy sweater with hints of nautical would easily find its way into your wardrobe - and yours.
The newest perfume from Bulgari is both powdery and floral. A future classic.
It seems our obsession with the chunky boot is going nowhere. This pair has slightly less chunk factor than its predecessor, the Tread Slick, so is an easier way to get into the trend.
Truly born out of the pandemic here in a London apartment Albaray is headed up by the previous leadership team at Warehouse. Launching with a 60 piece collection of classic style staples such as statement dresses, blouses and leisurewear. All of which have been made using much more credible sustainable measures where previously unable. Launching at John Lewis soon.
CAES started in 2019, with a focus on building a timeless capsule wardrobe. The name is a play on the word ‘Case’ playing on the idea of clothes as a protective casing for the body. Also supporting the idea of consumers being mindful of the fabrics they buy. The brand is becoming known for using innovative materials, particularly from natural resources and by-products from the agriculture industry.
Living by the words 'beautiful clothing made to last', slow fashion label CAES is founded upon a belief of building a seasonless Editions, each one building upon the last, everything working together to create a cohesive wardrobe. A commitment to style but not trends, the neutral colour palette allows the brand to hone in on fit and shape.
LOEWE’s collaboration with wildlife campaign Knot On My Planet is now in its third year, and brings the Elephant bag entirely crafted in Shuka; a vibrant checkered fabric traditionally used by the Kenyan Maasai tribes people to create shawls.
The LOEWE and Knot On My Planet Elephant bag features a tasselled strap hand-woven by an artisan collective of women from the Samburu Trust in Northern Kenya. Also crafted in the same vibrant colours found in the Shuka shawl, this textile speaks of the Samburu people’s affinity with the natural world that sustains their way of life: blue for the sky, red for the blood of their cattle and white for their cows’ milk. 100% of the proceeds go to the Elephant Crisis Fund.
The London-based jeweller specialises in unique pieces that fuse 18ct gold with materials such as malachite, ebony and diamonds, in strong silhouettes that reference music, art and politics.
Gazing towards the horizon like the Homespun Wanderer, Pilgrim continues its journey through a world of adventures. Guided by the sun and the inner compass, we are led to warmer grounds , where we find new sites to explore and even a broader diversity of life. With the mind and heart of a homespun explorer Pilgrim celebrates the countless encounters and new experiences on the journey.
Superfood brand Super U introduces its Berry Beauty supplement, an antioxidant blend of nature’s best beauty foods. With only clean, natural ingredients to nourish your skin from within, including vitamin C, Zinc and Copper. Add to water, smoothies, yoghurt, oats and more.
Offering a refreshing and playful take on the brand name, ‘Ready-to-Wear?’ – the SS21 campaign is a rousing call for fashion fans around the world to return to the joy of dressing up ahead of us. It champions female creativity through a diverse cast of female creatives, choreographers, dancers and models - and is launching alongside the brand's first-ever hashtag challenge #AreYouReadyToWear, encouraging our viewers and #TheNETWORK (its community of Incredible Women), to become a part of the campaign themselves on Instagram and TikTok, where users will be invited to select their favourite SS21 looks by either nodding their heads or walking off camera in the direction of their pick.