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:
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…
Don’t worry if you haven’t been that good this year, just self gift. And there’s no better gift that the Chanel No 5 Advent Calendar. Packed full with handbag staples, you’ll find everything from the hand cream to nail varnish, a mirror and of course, the iconic Chanel No.5 perfume.
The new campaign captures how fashion makes us feel – its ability to define, evolve and uncover who we really are. It celebrates self-expression and individuality through a collective love of fashion and signals a ‘new normal’. The campaign sees a diverse cast coming together to celebrate their expressions of identity, representing their style as individuals.
Meet our latest obsession, The Lotion For Hands & Body by Kloris. Formulated with premium CBD, Neroli, Moss & Cedarwood, this deeply hydrating lotion leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished.
Catch us inside slathering on the new Universal Pro Retinol from Glossier which is formulated with a special 0.5% pro-retinol that delivers all the benefits of a retinoid product without the usual retinol uglies.
It’s no secret that we’ve all been spending way too much time in-front of screens. Whether it’s a Netflix binge, WFH or just mindless scrolling on your IG feed this means we are being exposed to more blue light than normal. Because blue light affects our circadian rhythm - the light tricks our bodies into thinking it’s still daytime so our cells struggle to get the rejuvenation they need - it can potentially cause our skin to look tired, sensitive and sallow. That’s where Digital Defence comes it. It’s been specifically formulate to protect your skin from harmful blue light.
Maje and Varley are merging universes in an activewear capsule collection. Combining sport and fashion, we’ve dreamed up comfortable pieces that are both high-tech and fun. They’re perfect whether you’re hitting the gym or throwing on an urban casual look.
Charles & Keith is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a capsule of curated shoes and bags featuring some of the brand’s iconic styles, recreated in a sustainable way.
Following their successful pop-up residency in New York City this summer, beloved Australian brand SIR. is now coming to London with a pop-up at iconic shopping destination Harrods.
Opening on Monday 18th October and running until early December, the pop-up will be the first opportunity for Londoners and visitors alike to shop SIR.'s Resort 2022 collection in-person.
The contemporary clothing label was founded in 2014 by Nikki Campbell and Sophie Coote and specialises in minimalist wardrobe staples that embody the spirit of the Australian lifestyle. The Resort 2022 collection features swimwear and dresses in fun polka dot patterns, eye-popping mandarin red hues, and more subdued options in ivory and black.
SIR. Pop-Up at Harrods
October 18 2021 — early December 2021
87–135 Brompton Road
London SW1X 7XL
Fitting effortlessly with Warehouse's brand values of tough femininity and elevated aesthetics, the collaboration celebrates the work of artist Mary Delany, who started producing her flower collages in the late 18th century. Her designs are translated onto cool knitwear and evening dresses.
Wardrobe Foundations is a curated edit of style staples to help build out your forever wardrobe with everyday essentials that can be worn year after year, from the perfect pair of jeans and a classic roll neck jumper, to timeless gold jewellery and the ultimate everyday handbag.
Radley's new collection is so on point. Case in point: the Chelsea Creek Shearling, made with quality leather and a soft-to-touch shearling front. Not to mention all the same functionality as the original.
Head down to Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge this month and you will be met by a joyous store front takeover thanks Dutch watercolour artist, Rop van Mierlo. After walking past the windows that have been filled with his fuzzy animal creations, head to the Wild Animals pop-up shop where you can purchase one of his limited edition designs on a selection of covetable hoodies, homeware pieces and exclusive prints (also available online). Next, head to the Fifth-Floor bar to taste the special, aptly named, 'Into the Wild' cocktail, where you can donate £1 to the Wild at Heart Foundation, a London-based charity which protects and rescues stray dogs across the world.
Customers will also able to donate directly to the Wild at Heart Foundation at dedicated points around the store as part of the 'Into The Wild' campaign which runs throughout October.
We’re adding this check shirt to our autumnal Wishlist. Crafted from 100% recycled material, the boxy Shapiros is the perfect wardrobe staple piece.
The new Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli perfectly blends the spirits of California and Italy in an exclusive collection of sunglasses that is seriously stylish and covetable.
The bucket bag isn’t going anywhere. This modern and super chic version from J&M Davidson is crafted from delicious soft leather with a suede lining and comes in this glorious olive hue as well as warm taupe and brick red. .
Say thank you with a box packed full of goodies: there’s a bottle of bubbly (or 6 other options from a lovely Provence to a Cab Sav), a candle from luxury British brand Floris and some rather fabulous chocolates by way of Charbonnel et Walker. What a perfect way to say thank you.
The Brilliant Breakfast is a charity initiative raising awareness and essential funds for Women Supporting Women programmes at The Prince’s Trust.
The initiative supports vital, life changing programmes for disadvantaged young girls and women in the UK, supporting them emotionally, practically and financially as they gain the confidence and skills they need to go into education, work or training. Annoushka Ducas MBE launched The Brilliant Breakfast in 2020 with the mission to inspire and invite everyone from all over the UK to get together and host a breakfast in aid of Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust, in the inaugural year it raised £329,000 – the target for 2021 is £1 million.
Featuring creative powerhouse Rihanna, NBA superstar LeBron James, 20-time Grand Slam-winning athlete Roger Federer, and legendary multidisciplinary artist Patti Smith, RIMOWA’s cinematic campaign shares the personal perspectives of four global icons who have powerfully shaped the world beyond their professions.
Each icon’s short-format film carries universal weight and meaning as they examine their own shift towards a more thoughtful approach to travel. With snapshots of their lives on the road – including home footage supplied by the icons themselves – the result is an intimate look at what travel has historically meant to each of them and how they’re now redefining it, whether that’s a rediscovery of familiar destinations or choosing to travel with those you love most.
“Inspired by the seismic global changes of the past two years, the campaign’s narrative probes important questions about the new role that travel will play in all of our lives, “ says Hugues Bonnet-Masimbert, CEO at RIMOWA. “As we look to the future, we follow the example set by our four icons, who have each used this period of pause to reset their expectations and experiences of travel into something even more meaningful. RIMOWA has always believed in purposeful travel, a value that carries even more importance today as we move into this exciting next chapter.”
Cliveden Literary Festival, which is returning for a fourth year on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October, has announced its full 2021 programme. Featuring an array of world-renowned writers, thinkers and opinion makers, the programme celebrates literature, history, culture, politics and more.
Speakers include David Baddiel, Amor Towles, Emerald Fennell, Olivette Otele, Peter Frankopan, Lionel Shriver, Dan Jones, Kate Bingham, Hallie Rubenhold, Chibundu Onuzo, Ronen Bergman, General David Petraeus, Mervyn King, Antonia Fraser, Candace Owens, Zareer Masani, Michael Gove, Andrew Roberts, Kate Mosse, Dambisa Moyo, Elif Shafak, Dominic Sandbrook, Sebastian Faulks, A.N.Wilson, Catherine Ostler, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Matthew d'Ancona, Tristram Hunt, Anne McElvoy, Jonathan Bate, Barbara Amiel, Jessica Pulay, Yana Peel, Camilla Long, Saul David, Hannah Rothschild, Natalie Livingstone, John Preston, Conrad Black, Simon Heffer, Gordon Corera, Robert Hardman, Emma Soames, Sam Leith, Sasha Swire, Lucasta Miller, Camilla Tominey and Jesse Norman.
Launching today online and at selected Harvey Nichols stores Jakke is launching a bold new collaboration with three of the art world’s brilliant young voices, Astrid Wilson, Kit Agar and Simone Brewster. The creation of limited-edition Rita Faux Fur Jackets in three powerful new prints is a celebration of the point at which art and fashion intersect. With each artist bringing their unique outlook and style to the designs.
Pernille is an icon of Nordic style and known for being a stylist, creative director, entrepreneur and mother of three boys. Mango's partnership with Pernille started several years ago where she has featured in many of the brands campaigns.
This season Pernille is going one step further and collaborating with the Mango design team to create a collection that combines Nordic style with the brand's DNA. Pernille Teisbaek and the team led by the designer Justicia Ruano have created a capsule of twenty pieces made of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. An offering of timeless garments that can be integrated within the wardrobe of any woman and worn on different occasions, from work to family and social life.
As the days get a little shorter and the temperature a little colder, inject some life into your home with FLOWERBX’s stunning range of autumn wreaths, perfect for adorning your door or adding to your mantelpiece, no matter the time of year.
Whether you are looking for earthy burgundy toned leaves or whimsical wheat, FLOWERBX has a style perfect for every autumn lover.
Best known for its expertise in coloured gemstones, fine jewellery brand Fenton has created a limited edition cocktail ring collection in celebration of colour and joyful self-expression, this autumn. The luxury brand, renowned for its occasion rings and coloured gemstone bands, has taken the opportunity to have fun with its craft, dialing it up a notch – or 10 – with a nod to the roaring twenties, introducing show-stopping pieces that are truly one-of-a-kind.
A modern heirloom or future collector’s item, the 10 rings in the Cocktail Collection have been designed to delight and excite, and will be available to customers on the Fenton website with a ‘get it or it’s gone’ live launch. Within the collection, no two rings are the same and each has been expertly hand-crafted, showcasing the technical mastery of Fenton’s in-house team.
For the 50-year anniversary of the series, Sandro spotlights Mr. Men and Little Miss ©
mythical characters. Created in England in 1971, illustrator Roger Hargreaves brought to life a variety of characters, each of them singularly symbolising a human behaviour. Throughout
the years, these characters have entertained many generations and have become
recognisable throughout the world.
Today, every member of Sandro’s Parisian creative studio remembers having one of
these colourful books between their hands. These cheerful and smiling characters are
like Proust’s madeleines to the studio team. Because of their colours, expressiveness
and sense of humour, these little people caught the attention of Sandro’s designers who
wanted to celebrate them in their own way. Knitted onto pullovers, printed on tee-shirts
and scarves, or patched on hoodies and accessories, Mr Happy, Mr Daydream, Little
Miss Fabulous and their friends are displayed on many womenswear and menswear pieces. They are a reflection of human emotions, joyfully represented on Sandro’s Fall-
Glowing skin is just around the corner. The C-Drops from Saint Jane are formulated with botanicals and 20% vitamin C blend and are seriously good.
The new Pandora Me collection is jam packed with fun and customisable jewellery. Think stacking rings, chunky bracelets and necklaces, colourful pendants and hoops which allows for endless ways to wear it your way.
Visit the new Mejuri store in the heart of Marylebone. A sleek and contemporary space awaits, filled with super chic and wearable pieces from chunky earrings to stackable rings.
Mejuri, 96 Marylebone High Street
We’re loving the new activewear range from Les Boys Les Girls, especially this crop top that doubles up as a soft bra.
Lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot under the Creative Direction of Bruno Sialelli, For AW21, Bella Hadid and Luv Resval are the stars of the Lanvin campaign.
Our favourite collaboration this weeks comes in the shape of a John Smedley and Katharine Hamnett one. Championing sustainable design, the slogan ‘Choose Slow’ adorns pieces in this limited edition collection.
Say hello to nourished and cleansed skin thanks to the new Acqua Serena Micellar Essence from Furtuna Skin. It’s packed with organic antioxidants and not to forget the brands patent free radical damage blocker, Splendore Anchusa Complex.
Brighten up your world - and homes - with a delivery of beautiful blooms. Not only are the Hydrangea’s from Flowerbx are incredibly chic but they last a long time too.