Marie Claire's edit of the best things to buy, browse, eat 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, eat 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...
This week we're shopping:
I am obsessed with Studio Nicholson—the proportions are neat and everything is tailored to perfection. So, when I heard about the new collaboration with Zara, I knew it was going to be one for the wish list. it’s the second time the pair have worked together, this time with the inclusion of womenswear and homeware and the result is a collection full of wardrobe classics with a modern feel, streamlined silhouettes and easy-to-wear pieces.
Thanks to Dior, we’ve found the most perfect pair of cowboy boots. We’re lusting over these two-toned boots with contrasting insert detailing from the Dior cruise 2024 collection. One for the Christmas list, perhaps.
There’s no two ways about it—Erdem is one of the most talented designers on this planet. For show-stopping, breathtakingly gorgeous gowns, we will always head to Erdem and this year’s holiday collection full of embellishments, sequins and drama is the stuff of dreams.
We’re big fans of Sophia Webster at MCUK—ever since the Chiara shoes first futtered into our lives, we were hooked. Her feminine, bold and playful designs are instantly recognisable and much loved by the fashion world and celebs too (everyone from Beyoncé to Michelle Obama has worn them). Webster has just released a book that charts her brand's evolution. Filled with beautiful illustrations, photography and personal recollections, the book takes us on a journey through fashion.
Taller Marmo is our go-to for super chic occasion wear and they’ve just made shopping even easier. From colour-blocking kaftans to fringed two pieces—this is the modern take on partywear. Shop head-turning outfits including online exclusives on their new digital platform.
If you’re in London this weekend, make sure you head to Mayfair and check out Wild at Heart’s flagship store on Weighhouse Street. Set over three floors, the store is a mixture of retail spaces and workshop areas featuring a curated edit of brands close to the world of Wild at Heart. And, that’s not all, founder Nikki Tibbles says, “There will be lots of classes, where you can learn something new - painting or drawing flowers, learning more about British growers, book launches about gardens and landscaping, candle making and so much more!”
We’re adding the Victoria Beckham x Mytheresa exclusive capsule collection, which features 21 pieces that embody timeless elegance and modern sophistication to our must-have list.
If you’re after some, simple to understand, advice on skincare, head to Renude the home of AI data-driven skincare information. For a fee (£20 every three months), you’ll have access to a service that provides 1-1 skincare consultations.
No lie, we’ll be sporting these at the next function. Namely, the next Mums The Rave event at The 02 on December 10th. Hosted by DJ Nikki Beatnik, this all-day party includes music, a panel with some special guests and even a special performance by Terri Walker. Sounds like the perfect event tbh.
The Art of Loves pop-up is open until Sunday 19th November on the South Bank, next to the iconic Tower Bridge. Shaped like a huge Pandora bracelet box, it features five bespoke art installations.
Customers and tourists can create their own digital piece of art, which will be showcased on external screens which will sit around the exterior of the activation, transforming the pop up into an outdoor art gallery. Guests can also print their artwork as wrapping paper for a personalised gift for a loved one.
Phoebe English Studio launches the (Re)Made to Party capsule collection in collaboration with B Corp Certified Maker’s Mark® Bourbon. The collection aims to make a stand against fast fashion by showcasing the possibilities of repurposing pre-loved clothes that would otherwise end up in landfill. It includes a dress, shirt, t-shirt, trouser, blazer, jacket, scarf, and handbag, and has been produced on a limited made-to-order basis all made entirely using a combination of up-cycled clothing such as t-shirts, deadstock plaid, occasion party wear and deadstock wools.
These exclusive pieces will be available to purchase at the (Re)Made to Party Boutique and Bar, open Thursday 16th - 18th November, 12-10pm at 149 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ - which will also be offering free clothing repairs and festive Maker's Mark cocktails.
The only way to count down to Christmas, in my opinion, is with sweet delights by Pierre Marcolini. Delicious treats include the iconic advent calendar, as well as candied chestnuts and pralines, all beautifully wrapped in festive boxes.
Away That Day have landed in store at Selfridge with new sell-out PYRATEX® range made with degradable elastase as part of their innovation project. Selfridges is also launching Away That Day's two brand new Lurex colourways for pre-SS24 (their sell out material for SS23). Away That Day offers size ranges from XS - XXXL (UK 16-18). You can shop the brand online from December.
Looking for a perfume gift? The Fragrance Shop has an amazing selection of fragrances from Prada, Dior, Chanel, Armani, Paco Rabanne and more. Make sure you join their TFS membership club to gain 20% off and free delivery.
For timeless yet affordable jewellery, look no further than D. Louise. Founded by Olivia Jenkins in 2021, the brand is named after Olivia’s mother Deborah Louise who Olivia sadly lost to cancer in 2017. Her label was born out of a need for everyday pieces that wouldn't fade after a few wears. Each month, D. Louise introduces a new collection encompassing rings, necklaces, bracelets, and anklets, all meticulously crafted from the durable highest-grade 361L stainless steel. The brand's packaging is FSC® certified, fully recyclable, and entirely plastic-free, whilst they also partner with Greenspark to offset carbon, remove plastic from the oceans and a tree is planted with every order.
UNDERDAYS, the community-driven online underwear brand, has opened a pop-up in Selfridges.
The space takes on the form of a classic NYC Bodega, positioning UNDERDAYS products alongside other essentials like eggs, butter and cleaning products as well as special limited edition Bodega tote bags and hoodies. Customers can shop the Everyday Collection, the Workout Collection, as well as new product launches, including their first ever seamless line and a limited-edition Pyjama Collection.
LA denim wear brand 7 For All Mankind is collaborating with Italian influencer Chiara Biasi to create a capsule collection, inspired by her unique style. Think elevated staple pieces such as oversized jeans, trench coats, and denim dresses and turning them into statement items.
Another playful take on homeware: Anissa's first foray into the world of tea, with products aptly named “Spill the Tea”, “C-Cups”, “Espresso Yourself Cups”.
Roxanne's Heirloom Collection is inspired by her very own Nonna’s jewellery box, and offers a nostalgic spin to her playful designs. It coincides with the opening of her fab new store on Walton Street, London.
Introducing my favourite Sézane store, ever. Opening on Friday 3rd November, it's the largest-ever UK flagship store and can be found at 28-29 Marylebone High Street. A stunning Parisian home in the heard of London, it features a huge stock of all the collections you all love.
During the opening week, clients can expect limited-edition gifts and an exclusive early preview of the Sézane 23 Holiday Collection, which includes new knitwear and festive gifts for the whole family.