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 watching:
Get into Dior’s new Handle Perle Bag
The work that goes into Dior creations is second to none. We’re watching this video that shows the savoir-faire behind the new handle Perle bag, from the Fall 2023 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
This week we’re shopping:
Browns has come up trumps again. You can now exclusively shop Maccapani at Brownsfashion.com. Founded by Margherita Maccapani Missoni, the brand celebrates the ‘intersection between fashion and streetwear’. Expect some cool prints, sleek silhouettes and fun.
Roxanne First, Buon Appetito
It’s no secret. We are huge fans of Roxanne First here at MC – particularly me. Her jewellery is equal parts fun and stylish, which is a winning combination in my books. We’re into this necklace (part of the Buon Appetito collection) which includes pavé emeralds and rubies.
Head to shoe heaven at Harrods to check out the new D’ACCORI pop-up. With fans such as Beyoncé, Due Lipa and Priyanka Chopra there’s a reason this has become the go-to shoe brand. We think the Chameleon Mules in bold green make the perfect party shoe.
Take inspiration from the new Zimmermann Fall 23 campaign for the perfect wedding guest outfit. Lensed by Benny Horne and starring Vivienne Rohner, this is one of our most favourite campaigns this season – we all want to be the Zimmermann woman.
Antonia Guise, Initial Necklace
An initial necklace makes the perfect gift for almost anyone. This one, by way of Antonia Guise, feels elevated and timeless in its design. J’adore.
Sneakerheads, this one is for you. It’s hard to pick just one thing from the Moncler x Salehe Bembury collection which brings refinement and luxury to outdoor clothing, but, if we had to, it would be these Trailgrip Grain trainers in all their ochre, rust and turquoise glory.
Bembury reworked the iconic Trailgrip’s, the result of which includes not only something seriously stylish but also a fully functional trainer complete with waterproof GORE-TEX, carbon fibre midsole and treads and specialised Vibram compounds.
Rixo x Abisola, Strappy Knit Dress
We love Rixo and we love Abisola, so this genius pairing was a no-brainer to us. The collection is full of fun geometric prints, colours and shapes and there really is something for everyone.
It’s no secret—I am obsessed with luxury candles. This one, by way of Homework, is rather delightful. If you want to be sensorially transported to a forest filled with thick unctuous greenery, this will do it. There are clean crisp notes of pine and calming clary sage muddled amongst earthy patchouli and smoky oakmoss. Just divine.
Oway, Afterglow Body Renovater
We’re slathering the Afterglow Body Renovater from Oway all over for our best skin this summer. Formulated with biodynamic ingredients—calendula, helichrysum and chamomile—this scrub promises bright and rejuvenated skin. Simply rub into to dry skin across the whole body and then rinse off.
It’s truly Barbie’s world—we’re just living in it. Apparently, sales of everything pink have increased, and it’s no surprise that everyone is getting in on the action. We’re into the new hot pink case and tropical scent from Fussy—a top-tier natural deodorant.
Matches Fashion x Wimbledon takeover
Head to London’s Eccelstons yard to celebrate the summer of sport and Wimbledon. Thanks to Matches, you can watch all the best sporting action in a suitably luxurious—hello Matches marbled chairs—suitably summery scenery. Running from July 3rd to 16th and from 11 am to 8 pm, there is also a designated marble branded kiosk in Eccleston Yards, offering complimentary fans and 20% off purchases £300 and over, online or in store. Enjoy.
Mytheresa is spoiling us with another exclusive collection, this time, in partnership with the super stylish Etro.
Etro’s DNA clearly runs through the exclusive style, think 70’s and the much-loved paisley. The exclusive style includes silk caftans and neat separates, as expertly modelled on Damaris Goddrie and lensed by Jana Gerberding.
Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask
I love everything to do with face masks: whether it’s gel or mud based, from the application to the satisfying removal, it is always part of my skincare routine. This mud mask from Omorovicza doesn’t dry out my skin and delivers a—much-needed–dose of detoxification. My skin has felt super hydrated and even looks brighter, so it’s a firm yes from me.
Mejuri opens in Covent Garden
Head to London’s Covent Garden to check out the new Mejuri store. The second store in the capital marks a new expansion of one of our favourite jewellery brands. Located at 30 King Street (WC23 8JD), the stunning space has been carefully created and designed and includes photo-worthy moments such as the necklace wall which artfully displays the covetable designs.
Earl of East, Flower Power Glass incense Holder
Upgrade your incense holder with this functional and design-led piece by Earl of East. Created in collaboration with Batch, this fun piece has been inspired by the 60s and makes a colourful addition to any surface.
It’s almost time for Wimbledon—aka our favourite time of the year. If you can’t make it on Henman Hill or courtside, then we’ve got the next best thing. Thanks to Sipsmith (the official gin partner of Wimbledon), from 15th-16th July, gin enthusiasts can still treat themselves to a lovely crisp martini or refreshing G&T at their Swancierge Bus located at Battersea Power Station. Enjoy!
I’m a big fan of crystals so naturally, it was love at first sight when I discovered TBalance Crystals. The new Formentera collection is inspired by founder, Holistic Health Coach Tori Boughey’s travels and features six different crystals such as carnelian and pink tourmaline, which all cater to a different spiritual need. Plus, they’re pretty cute and stylish and bring all the summer vibes to an outfit that you need.
Intuisse, Active NAD+ Essential Cream
This rich cream is packed with ingredients such as peptides and squalene, plus the brands patent-pending, high-absorption Active NAD+, which has been known to improve skin tone, increase firmness and bring out a natural radiance.
Deborah Blythe, Delphi Sapphire Necklace
We love the addition of sparkling white sapphires and delicately curled edges of this necklace from Deborah Blythe.
Apparently, black wedding guest dresses are rising in popularity—who knew? So, if you’re in need of a summer wedding outfit, then head straight to ROTATE for some of the best in the game. This one is part of Net Sustain and has a slinky fringed hem that is just asking to be twirled on a dance floor.
You can never go wrong with a trench coat. They’re wardrobe staples and true investment pieces for a reason: they will always be in style. This one has contrasting details and is cut slightly oversized for a slouchy cool-girl-fit.
ALICE + OLIVIA SECRET GARDEN
Head to Harvey Nichols (Knightsbridge) to explore the ALICE + OLIVIA SECRET GARDEN. The experience—an homage to all things floral—was due to finish in May but it’s been so popular the date has now been extended up to June 25th. Located on the fifth floor Cafe and Terrace, you can enjoy flower-infused drinks and treats—all inspired by the brand’s S/S collection, of course.
Damson Madder has collaborated with frkl to create the brand’s first ever jewellery collection. We’re quite taken by the Freshwater Pearl Necklace which can be worn on its own or layered for a real statement.
Manu Atelier’s new styles
We’ve been graced with not one but two new styles (HERA & ILDA) courtesy of Manu Atelier. It’s no secret that the brand can do no wrong in our eyes. It’s almost impossible to choose between the two, but the slightly exaggerated shape of the Hera edges this firmly into the covetable—and on-trend—territory.
Good American x Body Glove
Khloe Kardashian (Co-Founder of Good American) is the star of the new campaign to celebrate the launch of the Good American x Body Glove swimwear collaboration. Lensed by Greg Swales, the campaign shows the range which is full of 80s silhouettes with contrasting colours. Perfect for summer.
We’ll be slathering on this deliciously hydrating body oil that has been formulated with a blend of essential oils, think herbaceously fragrant ones such as tea tree, peppermint, geranium et al, and a unique Phytoextract Complex to deeply condition your skin.
Diet Coke by Kate Moss, Love What You Love
We’re obsessed with the images from Season 2 of Diet Coke by Kate Moss which sees the global icon (Creative Director of Diet Coke since July 22) paying homage to the most iconic Diet Coke Breaks from the ‘90s and ’00s.
1994 Diet Coke Break – A sneak peek of what is to come, Kate reimagines the original Diet Coke Break, featuring a chiselled construction worker on a building site. Wearing a gown designed by close friend and legendary stylist, Katy England, the image is a high-fashion tribute to the pioneering TV ad.
If you’re fed up with seeing (and using) the same hand products then I’d strongly advise that you try something new.
gloved by Tom Daxon is a hardworking hand care brand (it’s formulated with ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid and Squalane) which leaves hands feeling plumper, properly moisturised and hydrated. And, if that wasn’t enough, it certainly looks the part and smells really good too.
For the perfect update to your summer wardrobe, look no further. Missoni has just launched an exclusive capsule collection with MATCHES. The 12-piece collection features the iconic zigzag pattern on everything from bikini tops to beach coverups.
Elhanati, 18ct Yellow Gold Pillow Necklace
It was love at first sight from the moment we were introduced to Elhanati. The Danish fine jewellery brand – founded by the eternally stylish Orit Elhanati (who creates the designs) – marries old and new in an exciting and organic way, the result of which is covetable and timeless jewellery.
Stripes, loose-fit jersey and weighty denim cuts are combined to make a covetable Carhartt WIP FW2023 collection.
Meet Horizon Athletic, a responsible and seriously stylish swimwear brand (the pieces are created using 100% eco-responsible, recycled, Italian ECONYL).
Birkenstock has dropped a limited edition collection to celebrate several milestone anniversaries. The collection celebrates the 60th, 50th and 40th anniversaries of the Madrid, Arizona and Gizeh respectively, with new colourways and matching socks.
Hair Destination at Selfridges
Head to Selfridges for all your haircare needs. The newly created space is packed full of products for all hair types and textures and includes everything from masks to treatments, colour and services and accessories.
As expertly modelled by Lily McMenamy, Taller Marmo’s PF23 collection is packed full of wardrobe hits inspired by the glamour and exuberance of the 60s and 70s.
JMB is a limited–edition book publication signed by photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron, with the inclusion of a poignant introductory essay by Francesco Clemente. 64 pages encased in a teal blue hardback cover, with ebony de-bossed JMB foiled titles.
Mytheresa x Dolce&Gabbana
Featuring Portofino’s iconic spots merged with colourful stripes, in both womenswear and kidswear looks, the collection embraces Dolce&Gabbana’s timeless aesthetics as a tribute to one of the most charming Italian summer destinations.
We’re obsessed with The Row here at MC HQ, and so we couldn’t be any more excited that The Row’s pre-fall 23 bags and shoes are available at NAP.
Easily one of the fragrance world’s best-kept secrets, Sunspel does REALLY great perfume. The newest edition to a stellar lineup of scents is Green Cedar which was inspired by the Cornish coast. With notes of sea moss, lavender and cedar, this is one seriously good summer scent.
We love Abi Marvel and we love Daphine, so this collaboration has a major thumbs up from us. A four-piece collection (named after Abi’s family members) of covetable and timeless jewellery that will find a home in everyone’s collection.
Clothing alteration and repairs platform SOJO is launching in Selfridges – its first-ever department store residency.
The UK’s first alteration and repairs app, SOJO, will be offering tailoring services for a month from the Oxford Street location.
Encouraging customers to rediscover the value of items they already own, exchange items for Selfridges credit and repair, and alter and restore clothing and accessories, they’re prompting both ethical consumption and bringing life to preloved clothes. “I’m delighted that we are bringing a part of the SOJO studio to a store as iconic as Selfridges,” shares Josephine Philips, founder and CEO of SOJO.
“We want to make tailoring and repairs seamless and effortless for all and I couldn’t be happier that we are making our department store debut with them. Plus, we’re excited to contribute to Selfridges’ aim for 45% of transactions to come from circular products and services by 2030, a goal that reflects our vision for paving a way towards a sustainable fashion future.” Both same-day and drop-off repairs and alterations will be available – their tailors can do everything from waist cinching to upsizing, zip replacement to denim patching.
It’s as simple as booking online, with prices starting at £5.
FRAME X Julia Sarr-Jamois
FRAME has teamed up with the ever-stylish—and seriously cool—Julia Sarr-Jarmois to create an exclusive collection for an elevated summer wardrobe. As you’d expect, the collection is awash with a smart colour palette: khaki, burgundy and orange and colour pops with tie-dye and IMHO it’s not going to stick around for long, so make sure you act fast.
Givenchy, Small Voyou Basket Bag in raffia
It seems our obsession with raffia is going nowhere. We love the elevated leather straps and detailing of the Voyou basket bag from Givenchy,
The first-ever rental platform dedicated to luxury bridal wear has launched. Brides everywhere have the opportunity to wear pieces that may have previously been thought unattainable—and at a fraction of the cost.
A Day’s March x Lisa Larsson
We’re deep in summer wardrobe planning mode and this shirt by way of A Days March x Lisa Larsson with its relaxed fit and super cute illustration detailing, has made it onto the wish list.
Ancient Greek Sandals, Bridal launch
Our go-to summer sandals brand, Ancient Greek Sandals, has just launched a Bridal collection. We’re into the ‘Aristide’ (pictured) which are perfect for dancing the night away.
Alphatauri, Packable Waterproof Taurobran Trenchcoat
You can never go wrong with a trench coat and this one from Alphatauri is not only waterproof but with its sleek lines and neat proportions is stylish too.
Parkinson’s UK Catwalk to a Cure 2023
Join Parkinson’s UK on the runway for Catwalk to a Cure, a star-studded fashion and entertainment show at Proud Embankment, London on Tuesday 16 May 2023.
Curated by model and influencer Charlotte Edwards, Catwalk to a Cure will see models living with Parkinson’s take to the runway, as well as unmissable performances from a host of acts. Money raised will help raise vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.
Browns, Browns Beauty Box: Volume 1
Beauty lovers, this one is for you! From 111SKIN to Augustinus Bader, Volume 1 of the Browns Beauty Box is packed with exclusives and cult skin heroes at a fraction of the original price.
We’re loving this Mother hoody, created by Konnoi as a fundraising initiative for UK Environmental charities and action groups (Client Earth). There’s also some pretty cool T-shirts too, for Earth Day, so get into it!
Lanvin, Character Studies
The second instalment of Lanvin’s ‘Character Studies’ is here. Lensed by Steven Meisel, ‘Modern Heroes’ is the embodiment of ‘le chic ultime’—a concept that literally means ‘the ultimate chic’.
For Spring 2023, the iconic Hearst silhouettes—the Nina, Demi and Diana—have been reworked and reimagined in new colour ways and treatments, from blue to orange.
In the market for a glasses upgrade? Check out the new Eyewear service from Cartier, Set for You, which enables you to create a bespoke pair of glasses by selecting several elements (from base material to lens size) to find the right style for you
KATYA, Crystal Rose Collection 2
If you love hair accessories, then you need to know about Katya. Founded by the incredibly chic, Kate Iorga, we fell in love with the brand and Collection 1 at first sight. The KATYA Crystal Rose Collection 2 —as expertly modelled by Alva Claire—has dropped, so you can expect more covetable and super cool hair accessories.
We love a good candle here at MC and IMHO they don’t get much better than this. The Diptyque City Candle collection celebrates cities around the world and now, there’s a new one in the mix, Seoul with hypnotic notes of spice and woods. For a limited time only (20th – 26th April), the complete 10-piece collection is available for purchase, so you better act fast.
The second phase of the Balmain x evian partnership features an exciting collection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories.
Wilderness (a brand that has pioneered conversation in Africa). has teamed up with Sealand to create a limited edition collection of handmade, upcycled bags—and most importantly—stylish bags.
Fashion fans, Jakke SS23 is here and we couldn’t be more excited. With inspiration taken from David Hockney’s ‘A Bigger Splash’, the first ever ready-to-wear collection features graphic stripes, neat proportions and exciting colours.
Isamaya Beauty, Sheer Lipstick balm
No, you’re not seeing things. That really is a penis-shaped lipstick. We’ve supported the super-talented Isamaya Ffrench since day one and there are no two ways about it—she is one of the best in the game. The Sheer Lipstick balm is enriched with vitamin E, so it actually hydrates your lips, and it can be layered for a truly impressive colour payoff.
Should you happen to be planning a trip to Copenhagen anytime soon, you have to make sure to visit the new TEKLA flagship store. If you’re not, then fear not. You can still live your best stylish life—preferably wrapped up in this Striped organic-cotton pyjama top—from the comfort of your very own sofa.
Victoria Beckham, Cat-eye Acetate Sunglasses
A new take on the cat-eye, these are chunky with a squared edge and thick arm. We’re into it.
Check out the exclusive womenswear rental edit at the Flannels store on Oxford Street. Curated by Leah Abbot, you’ll find brands such as Mulger, Coperni and The Attico.
The limited edition Zara SPRLS collection is here and it’s full of elegant and timeless wardrobe hits in a neutral colour palette. We’ve added several items to our baskets already but if we had to leave with just one, it’d be this knotted halter neck top with chic button detailing.
Just one look at the Peekaboo with its sleek silhouette and clean, strong and minimal hardware will ensure an attraction so deep, that it’ll be at the very top of your wishlist until you get your hands on it.
Plus, it comes in several colour ways and treatments (from braided leather to padded nappa and from beige to pink, so there really is something for even the most discerning bag lovers.
Yes, it’s pricey, but this investment piece will stand the test of time and be worn for years to come and passed onto the future bag lovers of the world.
Commando, Ballet Sleeveless Mockneck Bodysuit
There’s a reason this sells out all the time. This bodysuit from Commando really is great. Not only is it super comfortable but super flattering and versatile too. A complete winner.
Our go-to accessories brand Manu Atelier has just dropped a new style. The Papillon Clutch (Cyclamen Suede with Crystals pictured) comes in several colourways and is equal parts chic and fun.
Muji, Portuguese table collection
It’s strange to admit that we’re obsessed with a bowl, but here we are. This one, part of the Portuguese table collection from Muji, is the perfect size, weight and looks great on your dinner table.
Our favourite collaboration this week comes courtesy of Mejuri and Luar, the fashion-forward accessories brand. We’re rather taken with the convertible hoops that make it easy to switch up your look.
Mauli, Grow Strong Brow Oil
I’ve been keeping my brows in excellent condition, thanks to the Grow Strong Brow Oil from Mauli. Brows are kept glossy and lustrous with a nourishing blend of jojoba, argan and sesame oil.
Sando x Louis Barthélemy
Quite possibly the most fun collaboration of 2023, Sandro has collaborated with Louis Barthélemy to create a capsule collection full of fun wearable pieces from printed totes and scarfs to statement shirts and trousers.
Sam McKnight, Cool Girl Foam
Sam McKnight’s Cool Girl collection was inspired by and created specifically for Kate Moss, so, we’re sold. Simply add 2 to 3 pumps before blow drying for fuller, thicker and smoother hair.
Okay, hear me out. I get that this is a lot of money to pay for toothpaste, but it’s really quite good. The refreshing and exciting flavour (cinnamon, orange & peppermint) really is quite exceptional and leaves your mouth super clean and supremely fresh.
The second instalment of Wandler’s Ready-to-wear is here. It’s packed with wardrobe hits, so everything fits seamlessly into your current wardrobe and will stand the test of time, too. Think sculptural and clean silhouettes—Electra Jacket, we’re looking at you—and the most perfect pair of tailored trousers.
Skinceuticals, C E Ferulic
A mainstay of my skincare routine, IMHO, this is the ultimate way to amp up my skin’s defences against all kinds of environmental aggressors (pollution, smoke, infrared radiation etc).
Alexandra Miro, Bird of Paradise
The ‘Bird of Paradise’ collection from Alexandra Miro is awash with striking prints and vibrant colours. If you’re after the perfect coverup, look no further. When it comes to throw-it-on-and-go poolside wear, it doesn’t get much chicer.
The search for the perfect sweater is over. Allow us to introduce, The Perfect V, by way of Aethel—purveyors of luxury knitwear—is sleek, has the perfect proportions, feels great and really does go with everything.
Pai, Tri-Mushroom Booster
I’ve been using this for the last few weeks and have found that it seriously calms my skin. It’s formulated with Reishi, Chaga and Cordyceps mushrooms, which have been known to help soothe irritation. It glides on perfectly and actually soaks up into the skin. Big thumbs up from me.
We’re fans of Blaize Caprice: a new and considered brand creating a capsule of timeless—and seriously stylish—clothing. From the Theo Tuxedo Dress to the Elias trousers, versatility, quality and longevity reign supreme.
A look back at 10 years worth of incredible imagery and clothing from FRAME—one of our go-to brands.
Alexander McQueen, The Jewelled Hobo leather bag
With its tough gold hardware and structured silhouette, the Jewelled Hobo, by way of Alexander McQueen, is one of this season’s most exciting bags. Packed full of personality, the cuff is embellished with 100% Swarovski crystals. It comes in several colourways (from blue to red) but if we’d have to choose, we’d opt for the timelessness of the black and gold combo.
The Disney x Karl collection is one of our favourite—and most anticipated—collaborations of 2023. From crossbody bags to sweatshirts and T-shirt’s all emblazoned with the Karl and Daffy logo, there is something for everyone. Our pick of the bunch would be the super fun—and chic—half-shoulder bag.
The first slip-on trainer from Baudoin & Lange comes in a range of paired back neutrals—think oatmeal and pebble—as well as timeless colours such as black and white. They are the sort of thing you can just throw on and go, knowing that they’ll compliment whatever you’re wearing but that you’ll be super comfortable all day.
Chloé, Medium Leather Penelope Shoulder bag
We’re obsessed leather fringe and braiding on the Penelope, the latest addition to the line of covetable Chloé bags.
Zara SS23 Studio Collection
Romanticism is the order of the day for the Zara SS23 Studio Collection. The campaign lensed by the iconic Steven Meisel, shows the elevated collection full of rich and tactile fabrics and contemporary and fun shapes.
Cowshed, Essential Sleep Set
The Essential Sleep Set contains three Cowshed classics, the Sleep Bath Salts, Sleep Candle and Sleep Calming Pillow Mist, aka everything you need for a restless night.
Emporio Armani, The Gummy Bag
With its contemporary shape and exciting colour ways, the Gummy Bag from Emporio Armani is the perfect way to inject some fun and colour into your wardrobe.
La Roche-Posay, Cicaplast B5 Face Serum
Formulated for dehydrated skin, expect all the skin-quenching and plumping properties of the Cicaplast range. With two types of Hyaluronic acid—so that it travels deeper beneath the skin—this serum left my thirsty skin feeling softer and hydrated.
The George bag from the Tusting SS23 collection is the ultimate carries-everything bag. It comes in three colourways (Tan, Black & Linen, Tan & Linen) but we’re opting for the timelessness of the tan.
A.P.C x Liberty Interaction #18
To celebrate 35 years of collaboration, A.P.C and Liberty London have created a capsule collection made entirely of Liberty prints.
Packed with a host of nourishing ingredients—vitamins B3, B12 and C, adaptogens and fungi extracts—the new Skin Pearls from Herbar could be the answer to glowing skin.
Fans of bright and green floral scents will absolutely fall for the new Bloom hand wash from Kankan with notes of citrusy bergamot, fresh zingy neroli and soothing smooth chamomile.
Bulgari, Serpenti Baia Shoulder bag,
We love the juxtaposition of clean lines and contrasting iconic Serpenti hardware on the new Serpenti Baia shoulder bag. The attention to detail is what makes this bags design so successful: the snakehead magnetic clasp has one of the most satisfying snaps known to man, and if you look closely, you’ll see an intricate design with green enamel, gold scales and black onyx eyes—just divine.
Meet Reome, the brainchild of Joanna Ellner, former glossies Beauty Director and certified Acupuncturist. This woman knows good beauty.
Reome is all about slow and considered beauty; embracing the notion of self-care, using skincare as a vehicle; rebalancing your skin by using less and buying better; and skincare that actually works.
For now, we have the nourishing Active Recovery Broth, a serum packed with actives that promise to boost your skin health allowing for a brighter, more radiant appearance. The texture is lightweight and soaks right Into the skin.
A seriously impressive concoction that looks chic, too – the embodiment of its creator. Get into Reome. Thank us later.