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 …
The Jimmy Choo Voyager boot has an innovative heated in-sole controlled wirelessly by a Jimmy Choo mobile app. Designed in partnership with Zhor-Tech™, they have a heating function that lasts up to 8 hours, keeping your feet toasty at all times.
Invited to a New Year’s Eve party but not sure what to wear? Swarovski have all the statement party pieces you need, perfect for jazzing up an LBD.
A shooting star is a symbol of good luck and positivity, and we can’t think of a better message to have on our earlobes.
Anine Bing has opened a store on Grovesnor Street, which is the brand’s 10th flagship around the world and its second London store. The minimalist aesthetic of the store perfectly reflects Anine’s scandinavian roots - a rich heritage in minimal design infused with a rock ‘n’ roll spirit. It coincides with the launch of the brands Holiday 2018 collection, a bold edit of metallic suiting, animal prints, zebra striped silks.
We can’t think of a more extra way to ring in the New Year. The iconic Queen Elizabeth 2, now a floating hotel docked permanently along Dubai’s shoreline, is offering a range of special packages and amazing events for New Year’s Eve stays. From £384 a night.
les girls les boys is launching not one but two pop-ups this festive season. The first is on until 23rd December at 2 Chiltern St. The second is as part of the ‘Give & Receive’ multi-brand event (40 Elham Street) in Seven Dials, until 23rd December. Both pop-ups will be a brilliant opportunity to see the full collection, including the ‘bed to street’ underwear and street-wear brand. Prices start at just £22.
Flight Club couldn’t round off an epic year without the party to match. They’re hosting the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration to toast goodbye to 2018. For just £15, you’ll have free Social Darts, a DJ playing all the best music, a glass of fizz on arrival, glitter painting *and* their signature sausage rolls. All London venues (Shoreditch, Bloomsbury and Victoria) and Manchester.
Bath has a new beauty destination. Aesop has just opened its first signature store in Bath, which was designed in collaboration with artists JamesPlumb. As you can probably expect, it's a super smart and sophisticated retail space full of the best and most covetable products. Make sure you check out the dreamy (and instaworthy) sink basins; they were sculpted from stone found in the basement of the building.
Aesop Bath, 16 New Bond Street, Bath, BA1 1BA.
(Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00. Sunday 11:00 - 17:00)
Planning a staycation? Head to Dunsley Hall, a haven on the North Yorkshire Coast near Whitby built as s shipbuilders retreat. Think cosy rooms with four poster beds and sprawling lawns and grounds with views of Sandsend beach with Brunswick bay onto a short stroll away.
Dunsley Hall, Whitby, North Yorkshire, Y021 3TL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make a statement with this ruffled LBD from Revolve.
A collaboration between Paco Rabanne and Guy Cotton, we’re seriously into this super chic trench.
Most recently seen on Clare Foy being a total bad ass in the new The Girl In The Spider’s Web.
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!
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.