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…
Things to do in Summer 2022:
Festivals are back and they’re better than ever. After a little hiatus, we’re keen to get the party started this year. From must-see performances to the ones where you’ll be dancing until your feet ache, here are all the hot tickets for 2022.
Friday 24th June – Sunday 10th July
British Summer Time Festival 2022
Everyone’s favourite Hyde Park festival is back and bigger. From Friday 24th of June until Sunday 10th July, everyone from Adele to The Rolling Stones will headline this years British Summer Time Festival.
Fri 24 June: Elton John
Sat 25 June: The Rolling Stones
Sun 26 June: Eagles
Fri 1 July: Adele
Sat 2 July: Adele
Sun 3 July: The Rolling Stones
Fri 8 July: Pearl Jam / Pixies
Sat 9 July: Pearl Jam / TBA
Sun 10 July: Duran Duran
Friday 1st July 2022
Simply Red & Very Special Guest Lisa Stansfield | Lincoln
Simply Red are back doing what they do best. They have announced 5 dates over the summer with a very special guest Lisa Stansfield. The LPH Concerts performances stretch from Peterborough to Bedford and Milton Keynes and are definitely not to be missed.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
Sunday 17th July 2022
Campbell Park, Milton Keynes
Another LPH Concert special, double platinum and Brit Award winner Paloma Faith has announced a whopping 23 dates across the country for 2022.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
Thursday 21st July 2022 – Monday 25th July
Round up, round up, Latitude Festival is BACK and is set to be one of their biggest (and best) years yet, where music and arts meet foodie feasts and family fun in a joyous weekend of cultural discovery. With a solid line-up from Lewis Capaldi to Phoebe Bridges and Groove Armada to Snow Patrol, this is not one to be missed.
Get tickets: Latitude
Thursday 28th July 2022
Simply Red & Very Special Guest Lisa Stansfield | Bedford Park
Bedford Park, Bedford
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
12th August 2022
Café Mambo Ibiza ‘In The Park’ | Stonor Park
Get your dancing shoes ready for this one. For a truly unforgettable night dancing under the stars, make sure you get your tickets to Café Mambo Ibiza ‘In The Park’. The LPH Concert see the likes of Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), Disciples, Riton, Coco Cole (Capital Dance) and Erik Hagleton all bringing their A-game to the decks.
Buy tickets: LPH Concerts
This week we’re shopping:
We’re big fans of NET-A-PORTER’s new NET SUSTAIN campaign which aims to highlight the very best in show when it comes to consciously crafted luxury goods. They’ve just launched with Zimmermann’s first ever sustainable collection specifically and exclusively for a retailer which is build around considered materials, circularity and waste reduction and features dresses and separates with the strong, fun and feminine Zimmermann aesthetic that we so love.
Emily Ratajkowski and Maluma front the new Versace SS22 eyewear campaign. Lensed by the inimitable Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, the campaign showcases Medusa styles made popular by Biggie Smalls.
We’ve found our perfect summer wardrobe by way of ARKET. The Summer Crochet collection is full of dresses, shirts and accessories that’ll fit seamlessly into your wardrobe.
Head to Mayfair to check out alice + olivia’s first free standing store in the UK. Located on one of brand Founder, Creative Director and CEO Stacey Bendet’s favourite places in London, Bruton Street, the store is home to all the colourful ready-to-wear and accessories that we love.
25 Bruton Street Mayfair, London W1J 6QH
Make sure you check out the incredible Billy Apple ® Rainbows 1965 exhibition at the Mayor Gallery London. This is the first time that the seminal ‘Rainbow’ works in neon, Plexiglass and print stand all together. The exhibition is on now and runs through to 27 July 2022.
The Mayor Gallery, Cork Street, London.
Everyones fave circular denim brand DL1961 have dropped a collaboration with Ella Richards, British model, to launch their Digital Tag Campaign and we are obsessed. In a bid to combat the greenwashing and lack of transparency, DL1961 invites you to see the entire journey of your products by simply scanning a QR code on the inside of the garments waistband.
The PRIDE collection from Michael Kors is a whole vibe. We’re seriously into this embellished sweatshirt.
We love the new and reimagined styles from Parade that fit more people across the gender spectrum with stand out design features like supportive design lines, double-layer panels for extra support and new necklines that flatter all chest sizes and shapes all crafted from sustainable materials.
Meet ER, the new sustainable sneaker brand from Eugene Riconneaus (think Supreme and Colette). The brand merges inspiration from the skate scene and sustainability featuring recycled materials and new developments such as oyster shell and bio-marine ocean plastic waste. Shoes are available now for pre-order via ER and Kickstarter.
These lightweight (but rugged) sandals from Ecco are super comfy and go perfectly with a pair of loose fit jeans and T-shirt or summer dress.
We’re big fans of Mulberry’s sustainability journey. The brand has just announced another notch to their existing circularity programme with a new partnership with HURR, offering customers a new and accessible way to explore the heritage luxury brand. Thierry Andretta, Mulberry CEO says, “We are pleased to be partnering with leading rental platform
HURR in another step towards transforming our business to a
regenerative and circular model. Alongside the Mulberry Exchange,
our circular economy programme, HURR will offer our customers
another responsible and mindful way to experience Mulberry.”
What is more summery than some of Dior's most iconic
LA COLLECTION PRIVÉE repackaged in Riviera stripes? Nothing as far as we're concerned. Our favourite is Eden-Roc, the scent inspired by the famous Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. As you can imagine it's a big fragrance - woody, floral, with hints of the sea.
Apart from melting, we will be drooling over the launch of the new Browns Focus: Series Two campaign. Photographed and directed by Ronan McKenzie the campaign is full of exquisite imagery featuring all your new seasons buys from brands like Ahluwalia, Bethany Williams, FEBEN, Namacheko, Nicholas Daley, SELASI and Wales Bonner.
Introducing the slide of the summer. Allbirds have teamed up with Rosie Assoulin, luxury womenwear designer, to create the ultimate summer slide. Inspired by Assoulin’s summers in Brooklyn, the collection comes in two brilliant colour ways: Cherry and Pistachio.
If you are looking for a colour update, we urge you to book in at Windle London. This popular salon is tucked away, close to the busy Covent Garden. It has an onsite Lab where the team create their own products that are brilliant at-home solutions. Our Senior Beauty Editor, Katie Thomas, just visited and had this to say: 'It's the best colour I have had in a really long time. When you go ask for Tevae, she is fantastic. One moment she's making me go blonder and next to me she's given a girl the most beautiful pastel pink locks. She also likes to change her hair up a lot, which is a thrill each visit.'
Call on: 020 7497 2393
Needle & Thread has launched its new Pre-Fall ’22 collection - ‘The Eternal Flora', featuring tulle statement gowns, floral mini dresses and responsibly sourced sequin embellished looks, coming in all sizes from UK 4 to UK 22.
Missoma's retro-inspired Good Vibes collection has just landed, featuring flower power jewellery, neon hoops, beaded bracelets and pearl necklaces. It's basically all around good vibes.
Amazon Fashion has announced the expansion of Luxury Stores to Europe. This will see the Amazon Fashion shopping experience that was introduced to the US back in 2020 land in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Its Luxury Stores will offer ready-to-wear collections from an exciting selection of international fashion brands, including Elie Saab, Christopher Kane and Dundas.
Chanel's latest launch, WATER-FRESH COMPLEXION
TOUCH, is truly one of those products to be experienced. It's similar to the brand's exisiting Water-Fresh Tint, but packed with more pigment. It visibly improves the look of skin and delivers a supremely
weightless fresh feeling to the skin. It is composed of an aqueous phase, enriched in hydrating, naturally derived
active ingredients and ultra-lightweight micro-droplet pigments. Groundbreaking. We're obsessed.
The sandals are made using repurposed motorcycle and truck tires that don’t pass quality control tests for road usage - and are RE/DONE’s first one-of-a-kind shoe, with each pair featuring a different tread pattern on every sole.
The perfect summer occasion dress.
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.
Manu Atelier's gorgeous new PF22 collection includes the new Prism bag, pictured, amongst other lust-worthy styles.