The Shopping List: Brilliant things to buy this week

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19 August 2022

Summer is finally here: celebrate with some good old-fashioned retail therapy, courtesy of our carefully curated shopping list

19 August 2022 Luxury London | If you purchase something via our website, we may earn an affiliate commission.

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t long last, the Great British summertime has arrived. And whether you’re sprucing up your interiors, giving your garden some overdue TLC, or injecting your wardrobe with some seasonal newness to suit this summer’s busy social calendar, what better way to prepare than with a little touch of retail therapy?

Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with our shopping list, chock full of the latest luxury releases spanning style and beauty to homewares and tech – and everything in between. Every week we'll be updating the list with the latest, hottest and most exciting new luxury must-haves. Bookmark the page now and we'll see you next Friday.

Aspinal of London silk scarf

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Aspinal of London has set out to raise funds for two Ukraine-based charities, through sales of a new silk scarf and heart keyring. Designed by creative director Mariya Dykalo, the 100 per cent silk scarf features a cheerful sunflower design (inspired by Ukraine’s national flower, and the butter yellow and sky blue of the nation’s flag), from one of Dykalo’s own original oil paintings. All proceeds from sales of the Sunflower Scarf will be donated to The Centre for Women’s Perspectives, an NGO that works to provide shelter in Lviv, west Ukraine, for displaced women and children who have been evacuated from the eastern regions of the country. Proceeds from sales of the heart keyring will go to Dattalion, a charity that allows the people of Ukraine to upload real-time, unedited footage of the conflict as it unfolds throughout the country, which acts as a historical archive and resource for international media outlets.

Sunflower silk scarf, £145, aspinaloflondon.com

Ganni x Levi’s blouse

Just in time for high summer, Ganni and Levi’s have joined forces once again to create a candy-hued denim collection inspired by Mother Nature and a newfound fondness for gardening. Ideal for al fresco socialising, whether that’s in your own garden or a pub garden, the eight-piece capsule features a palette of muted pastels – coloured with natural plant- or mineral-based dyes – in relaxed silhouettes. Our pick is this sweet lilac blouse, crafted from an organic cotton blend, with an oversized ruffle collar, western yokes and signature Ganni balloon sleeves.

Ganni x Levi’s western blouse, £245, ganni.com

 
 

Mad Paris customised Rolex

Luxury timepiece purists may roll their eyes, but Mad Paris is changing the game with its souped-up watches, fitted out with diamonds and precious stones. Crafted from stainless steel, Mad has given this pre-owned Rolex Datejust a second life with the addition of a DLC coating and rainbow-hued numerals.

Mad Paris customised pre-owned Rolex Datejust watch, £22,000, brownsfashion.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius

If like us, you indulged in some serious over-plucking in pursuit of super-skinny Kate Moss-worthy eyebrows only to be left with patchy, less than lustrous arches, the new Brow Genius conditioning serum from Anastasia Beverly Hills may just be the antidote. Formulated with a nourishing blend of powerhouse ingredients, including red clover extract, Korean red ginseng, panthenol, biotin and castor oil, this multifaceted brow serum helps to improve texture and manageability, leaving you with full, fluffy brows.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius conditioning brow serum, £61, spacenk.com

 
 

Ganni heeled sandals

With so many weddings, charity galas and garden parties still to come on this summer’s busy social calendar, we’re looking for the perfect pair of wear-everywhere heels to carry us through. Ganni’s sandals are decorated with wraparound ties and a soft bow detailing for a sleek, feminine touch. The square toe, meanwhile, is bang-on-trend for SS22.

Soft bow sandals, £295, ganni.com

Kurt Geiger x TfL crossbody bag

Inspired by its city of origin, Kurt Geiger looked to the multicoloured London underground map when designing its newest collection of handbags. From the Kensington to the Square Shopper, this limited-edition capsule sees classic Kurt Geiger styles made over in the shades of TfL. Our pick is this vibrant crossbody bag, rendered in Whitechapel Station-inspired stripes and embellished with an antiqued silver eagle head with black crystal eyes.

Kurt Geiger TfL multi crossbody bag, £139, kurtgeiger.com

 
 

Reiss x Castore sports bra and shorts

If Chloe Kelly and her famous Women's Euros victory lap has inspired you to upgrade your sports bras, Reiss’s collaboration with activewear brand Castore couldn’t have come at a better time. This high-coverage powder blue performance bra features removable padding and is cut from a stretchy nylon ideal for everything from Pilates and HIIT workouts to your weekly 5K.

Castore Emma performance sports bra, £45, reiss.com

Roxanne First Zodiac necklaces

“I have forever been fascinated by the stars, the cosmos and what exists beyond that,” says London-based fine jeweller Roxanne First. Crafted from ethically-sourced rainbow moonstone and solid gold, these mystical pendants are inspired by the fine-line zodiac tattoos scattered across First’s arms. Thought to bring balance, harmony and hope, each of these cosmic necklaces is unique and the precious stone is said to boost compassion, creativity and inner confidence.

Zodiac necklaces, £425, roxannefirst.com

 
 

Completedworks earrings

Switch up your everyday earring game with Completedworks’s whimsical Scrunch earrings. Elegant and unconventional, rendered in white resin with blue threads running throughout, and finished with gold vermeil hardware, these scrunchie-inspired earrings make for an unexpected twist on day-to-day accessorising.

Scrunch earrings, £195, completedworks.com

 
 

Coach denim shirt jacket

Face the urban jungle in this safari-inspired shirt jacket from Coach. Cut in dark indigo denim, with gold Coach-monogrammed buttons and front flap pockets, it features an adjustable waist at the belt, so you can cinch to your heart’s content, or wear it open for a laidback look.

Denim shirt jacket, £395, coach.com

Johnstons of Elgin x Sabina Savage stole

To mark the brand’s 225th anniversary, Johnstons of Elgin has partnered with Sabina Savage, maker of plush hand-illustrated scarves, on an exclusive capsule of silk cashmere stoles. Inspired by the Great Exhibition of 1851, where Johnstons of Elgin showed its pioneering cashmere and vicuna weaving, the collection features three hand-drawn designs in Sabina Savage’s signature storytelling style. Look out for intricately sketched animals and nature scenes, as well as London landmarks including Big Ben and the Crystal Palace.

Sabina Savage The Great Exhibition stole, £449, johnstonsofelgin.com

 
 

Aman pochette

Hot on the heels of its latest opening in New York, luxury hotel group Aman has released a collection of fine leather goods, including tote bags, luggage charms and passport sleeves, inspired by the harmonious minimalism of its retreats. Our pick is this sleek monogrammed pochette, designed to carry all your everyday essentials, valuables and documents, so you can travel in style, worry-free. Crafted in Italy, it features a contrasting cotton lining, ergonomically designed zip closure and an elegant trim that subtly highlights Aman’s A logo.

Large pochette, £728, aman.com

Vilebrequin x Bape Black swim shorts

Worlds collide for this summer-ready collaboration from luxury swimwear brand Vilebrequin and high-end line Bape Black, an arm of Japanese streetwear behemoth A Bathing Ape. Featuring T-shirts, sweatshirts and, of course, swimming trunks, the limited-edition collection comprises everything you need to create a chilled-out summer capsule wardrobe. Our pick is the quick-drying bandana swim shorts, rendered in a cool mint green.

Vilebrequin x Bape Black bandana swim shorts, £220, vilebrequin.com

 
 

Sophie Bille Brahe x Net-A-Porter earrings

Inspired by the understated elegance of her brother’s wedding, Danish fine jewellery designer Sophie Bille Brahe has partnered with Net-A-Porter to produce an exclusive capsule collection of romantic bridal jewels. In reference to the designer’s earlier work, each piece in the collection features Bille Brahe’s unique graduating floral pattern, rendered in 14-karat gold and luminous freshwater pearls. Our pick is the dramatic Fontaine de Mariage pearl drop earring; fresh and feminine, this sculptural piece makes the perfect finishing touch to your wedding day look, whether worn alone or paired with the simple Mariage stud, and can be worn again for years after the big day.

Sophie Bille Brahe Fontaine de Mariage 14k gold pearl single earring, £3,450, net-a-porter.com, and Mariage 14k gold pearl stud earring, £350, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Smythson Kingly tote bag

For Autumn/Winter 2022, London-based leather goods brand Smythson has reimagined its popular Kingly tote for a limited-edition run. Rendered in signature Smythson Blue and crafted in supple Pavilion leather – developed with a soft suede underside to negate the need for lining – this minimalist tote bag is easily rolled and folded away without losing its shape, so you can carry it wherever your travels take you.

Kingly tote bag, £350, smythson.com

Ganni midi dress

Despite the unpredictability of the Great British summertime, we’re staunch supporters of the opinion that you can never have too many summer dresses. Case in point: this floaty midi from Ganni, which we can’t stop lusting over. Cut in a flouncy georgette, with a pared-back floral print, smock bodice and tiered skirt, it’s the ideal piece to add to your seasonal rotation. We’ll be wearing ours with a chic suede jacket once cooler evenings roll around.

Tiered midi dress, £255, ganni.com

 
 

Floral Street Wonderland Bloom candle

Bring the essence of summer into your home with this sweetly scented candle from clean fine fragrance brand Floral Street. Hand crafted in the UK, this vegan, cruelty-free candle is fragranced with fresh and floral notes of Sicilian lemon, black pepper, peony accord, pink cotton candy, violet, pink guava and raspberry flower, with warming base notes of vanilla bean, patchouli and cedarwood for a sophisticated, balanced aroma.

Floral Street Wonderland Bloom candle, £34, spacenk.com

Scotch & Soda x Trees for All sweatshirt

Amsterdam-based brand Scotch & Soda has launched an exclusive capsule collection to mark a year of partnership with Trees for All, the Dutch foundation that has been carrying out vital reforestation projects across Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Netherlands for more than two decades. The unisex collection, which comprises T-shirts, sweatshirts and sweatpants for kids and adults is crafted from innovative hybrid Pyratex textiles made sustainably from a blend of organic cotton and Himalayan nettle or banana agri-waste products. Our pick is this cosy graphic sweatshirt.

Scotch & Soda x Trees for All sweatshirt, £175, scotch-soda.com

 
 

Nothing Phone

Bonafide techies will already be well aware of London-based brand Nothing's cult Ear (1) wireless earphones, which have swept the market with their innovative design and seriously-good sound, but now the tech outfit is taking things one step further with its debut mobile handset. The first British-made mobile to hit the market in more than six years, the Nothing Phone (1) features a transparent design (inspired by New York City’s Subway map), which exposes the over 400 components that make it tick, and an LED light-up interface for personalised notifications. Made using 100 per cent recycled aluminium and 50 per cent bio-plastic, this first-of-its-kind Android represents the next step in Nothing’s mission to make tech fun.

Nothing Phone (1), £499, selfridges.com

 

Temperley London X Løci trainers

Award-winning British brand Temperley London has partnered with Løci – the London-based vegan sneaker brand, beloved by Fearne Cotton, Olivia Wilde and Princess Eugenie – on an exclusive, limited-edition capsule collection of trainers for S/S22. Crafted from recycled ocean plastic, using archival Temperley animal prints in a fresh take on Løci’s classic clean-colour designs, the water-resistant, breathable trainers feature a custom-made recycled cork insole for ultimate comfort, a soft bamboo lining and a lace bar for Temperley’s trademark touch of femininity.

Temperley London x Løci Seven Trainer, £160, temperleylondon.com

Stella McCartney midi shirt dress

As temperatures soared across the country this week, we’ve been busy searching for the perfect summer dress to add to our workwear rotation, and may have just found it in this airy midi dress, courtesy of Stella McCartney. Showcasing the British designer’s Savile Row-honed tailoring technique with its contrasting pinstriped panels, gathered, mid-length sleeves and razor-sharp collar, this crisp cotton dress is ideal for keeping you cool as a cucumber while the rest of London sweats. We’ll be pairing ours with our favourite vegan trainers, a cool crossbody bag, and a trusty trench coat once colder climes return.

Stella McCartney white pinstriped cotton shirt dress, £750, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Business & Pleasure Co beach tent

If you’re beach-bound this summer, make sure you come fully prepared to shelter when the sun gets too hot to handle with Business & Pleasure Co’s vintage-inspired beach tent. A more sheltered take on the classic beach umbrella, this retro yellow and white striped tent in a UV and water-resistant canvas – complete with reclaimed timber poles – will keep you covered from the elements as you enjoy the great outdoors. And if you’re planning a staycation in the country, it works equally well for your meticulously-planned pretty picnic, weather permitting, of course.

Business & Pleasure Co yellow stripe beach tent, £288, amara.com

Kiehl’s x Just Like Us face cream

For the third year running, beauty brand Kiehl’s has partnered with LGBTQ+ charity Just Like Us to raise money to support and empower young people in the community with a limited-edition run of its best-selling Ultra Facial Cream. With a fresh look designed by Just Like Us ambassador Gemma Dunnell, Kiehl’s has pledged to donate £10 from each sale of the moisturiser directly to the charity to support its work helping young LGBTQ+ people live happy lives free from discrimination.

Kiehl’s x Just Like Us Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream, £29, kiehls.co.uk

 
 

Form and Fold bikini

For those of us blessed with a fuller chest, finding swimwear that is both fashionable and functional can feel like searching for the holy grail – especially among the swathes of barely-there bikinis we’ve seen trending this season. Fortunately, Form and Fold understands the struggle. Designed to provide real support and shape for sizes D-G, the brand’s cult triangle bikini top, in a metallic moss green knit, is at the top of our OOO packing lists. We’re pairing ours with the brand’s high-rise bottoms for a retro-inspired beachside look that would see Brigitte Bardot turn green with envy.

Form and Fold The Triangle bikini top, £140, brownsfashion.com, and The Rise bikini bottoms, £90, brownsfashion.com

 
 

Shrimps Ren dress

Inspired by the hazy days of the Seventies, the Pre-Fall 2022 collection from British brand Shrimps puts a spin on the disco fever era with its retro-inspired florals and soft pastel colour palette. With its voluminous puff sleeves and smocked waist, the playful Ren mini dress is our pick of the bunch. Style with your favourite white trainers in the summer, or with thick tights and a pair of chunky Chelsea boots come winter.

Ren floral dress, £395, shrimps.com

Ultra Violette Daydream Screen

We all know how vital it is to take care of our skin (no matter the season) with a good dose of SPF, and come summertime it’s unlikely you’ll be reaching for your full-coverage foundation on the daily – especially considering it will have fallen off your face within ten minutes of leaving the house. Combining the lightweight, buildable coverage of a tinted moisturiser with broad-spectrum UV protection, Ultra Violette’s Daydream Screen hydrates and nourishes the skin, leaving it with a natural, radiant glow. A summer skin saviour.

Ultra Violette Daydream Screen SPF50 tinted veil, £38, spacenk.com

 
 

Rejina Pyo Kids SS22 Riley jacket

Get your little ones ready for summer with this adorable terracotta denim jacket from the Rejina Pyo Kids SS22 collection. Designed for fun in the sun, each cute-as-a-button design is rendered in cheerful summer shades and ginghams, using organic linen blends and upcycled textiles from the brand’s main collections. Crafted in 100 per cent organic cotton, this unisex workwear-inspired jacket is our pick of the crop.

Rejina Pyo Kids Riley organic cotton denim jacket, £110, rejinapyo.com

 
 

Talia Byre top

Since graduating from the esteemed MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins two years ago, Talia Byre’s elegant, emotive designs have amassed a strong following, with pieces appearing in the likes of Time and British Vogue mere months after her first collection hit the runway. Nailing the trend for dopamine dressing, this acid green knit top, with its reverse bodice at the back, exposed seams, frayed edging and subtle frill is a testament to the young designer’s technique. A staple for seasons to come.

Talia Byre frilled button-up top, £645, brownsfashion.com

Nude x No.3 Gin martini glasses

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be gleefully looking forward to spending warm evenings gathered around a garden firepit with your nearest and dearest, perfectly mixed cocktail in hand. And wouldn’t it just be ideal if that martini (or alternative, we don’t discriminate) could stay refreshingly cold all night as you sip away between witty one-liners? Contemporary glassware brand Nude and No.3 Gin have the answer. Hand-blown from crystal with a fine-rimmed bowl and gracefully slender stem, this bespoke limited-edition martini glass has been created to ensure its liquid is kept cooler for twice as long as a classic cocktail glass. So, shaken or stirred?

Set of two Nude No.3 martini glasses, approx £80, nudeglass.com

 
 

Globe-Trotter x David Shrigley suitcase

Holiday season is here and there are few better ways to make a splash at the airport than with Globe-Trotter's irreverent new collaboration. Famed British artist David Shrigley has lent his talents to the travel brand's signature four-wheel carry-on case, creating two witty designs in bright cobalt blue. You'll have to be quick tog et your hands on one though, each design has been created as a limited edition of just five.

David Shrigley carry-on case, £2,495, globe-trotter.com

 
 

Zimmermann sustainable skirt set

Australian fashion brand Zimmermann has teamed up with Net-A-Porter to release its first-ever sustainable collection and part of the luxury e-tailers Net Sustain programme. The 11-piece capsule features Zimmermann's much-loved floaty floral dresses, embroidered separates and holiday-ready sets all crafted in eco-conscious organic cotton and linen. This striped skirt and blouse set just needs a pair of flat sandals and a sun hat for the perfect beach-to-bar look.

Zimmermann cotton-voile top, £340, net-a-porter.com; Zimmermann cotton-voile skirt, £475, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Summerill & Bishop La Piscine tablecloth

While we'd all like to spend the long, hot months of summer lounging by a pool, Summerill & Bishop has come up with the next best thing for those of us making do with a mere two weeks in the sun. La Piscine, the latest tablecloth and napkin set from the London-based linen brand, is inspired by the crystal clear waters of the South of France and leisurely lunches taken in the shade of a palm tree. Pair with crockery in complementary blue hues and finish with lemon yellow accents for an utterly Mediterannean tablescape.

La Piscine linen tablecloth, £295, summerillandbishop.com

E.B. Meyrowitz Jondal sunglasses

E. B. Meyrowitz has been producing high-end spectacles and sunglasses since 1875 – so it's safe to say it knows a thing or two about great looking frames. In that time it became famous for providing glasses for pioneers in aviation and motor racing but its latest collection takes inspiration from a rather more relaxed pastime: holidays. These Jondal frames take their cues from Ibiza's bohemian side, with a distinctive shadow lens perfect for languid days in the sun.

Jondal sunglasses, £645, ebmeyrowitz.com

 
 

Colnago x Tod’s T bike

Designed in collaboration with Italian bicycle manufacturer Colnago, the Tod’s T Bike is a high-tech carbon fibre bicycle that epitomises form and function. Engineered with the city in mind, this limited-edition model (of which there are only 70) features thicker tyres and a stride length that has been optimised for stability and performance, specifically when cycling over gravel.

Colnago x Tod’s T Bike, £14,500, tods.com

YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Blur Primer

With temperatures in London set to soar this weekend, we’ve been busy looking for a way to keep our carefully applied makeup in place without forgoing that coveted summer glow. Shimmer flecked for day-long radiance, YSL Bauty’s Touche Eclat Blur primer helps to create a perfectly smooth base. With advanced blurring technology for an illuminated complexion, this light-reflecting elixir helps even out skin tone, minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines while subtly mattifying and keeping your face in place for longer.

YSL Beauty Touche Eclat Blur Primer, £32, harveynichols.com

 
 

Otiumberg x Hunza G hoop earrings

London-based brands Otiumberg and Hunza G have come together to launch a limited-edition capsule collection of architectural gold hoops. Responsibly crafted by hand from recycled metals and inspired by Hunza G’s hallmark crinkle fabric and the crest of an ocean wave, these large crinkle hoops are a summer classic.

Otiumberg x Hunza G large Crinkle hoops, £160, otiumberg.com

 
 

Vitruvi diffuser

Bring some calm into your inner sanctum with Vitruvi’s cordless diffuser. Rendered in a cheerful sunshine yellow, this savvy piece of kit uses ultrasonic vibrations, rather than heat, to subtly scent your space with soothing essential oils.

Vitruvi yellow Move essential oil diffuser, £140, ssense.com

Dr Barbara Sturm x Aquazzura mules

Launched alongside the new Dr Barbara Sturm foot spray, Aquazzura has partnered with the beauty brand on a capsule collection of shoes in dreamy sorbet shades that absolutely scream summer. Handmade in Italy with super soft Nappa leather, the slip-on mules feature intricate crossover straps and double padded soles with memory foam for exceptional comfort that doesn’t sacrifice on style.

Aquazzura x Dr Barbara Sturm yellow 95 leather mules, £620, brownsfashion.com

 
 

Birdsong Herbalist dress

London-based B Corp fashion brand Birdsong has released its latest limited run of dresses, just in time for summer in the city. This free flowing A-line Herbalist dress is crafted in Limehouse from hand-woven Indian khadi cotton (production of which provides fair wage work to around one million people in India, 80 per cent of whom are women) and scattered with intricate floral embroidery. Playful and liberating, this sweet sundress is sure to be a summer staple for years to come.

Birdsong Herbalist dress, £245, birdsong.london

Veja x Ciele Condor 2 trainers

Inspired by a sunset run along the streets of Paris and Montreal, Veja has partnered with activewear brand Ciele to release a multicoloured edition of its Condor 2 trainers. Featuring an Alveomesh upper, crafted from 100 per cent recycled polyester, and outsoles made from 30 per cent Amazonian rubber and 31 per cent rice waste, this vegan style prioritises breathability, lightness and flexibility for a smooth run.

Veja x Ciele Condor 2 trainers, £140, veja-store.com

 
 

Desmond and Dempsey pyjamas 

Doubling up as a holiday set, Desmond and Dempsey’s airy linen-gauze pyjamas are at the top of our packing lists. Evoking the magic of summer sunsets in a dreamy sky blue and peach tie dye, spot us sporting ours from dawn to dusk.

Desmond and Dempsey Summer Dusk tie-dye linen-gauze pyjama set, £160, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Tee Store x Mr Porter Health in Mind

Celebrating the humble wardrobe hero that is the T-shirt, Mr Porter has launched its newest platform, Tee Store, featuring limited-edition designs from brands including Gallery Dept, Acne Studios and Carhartt WIP. Created to drive awareness for men’s mental health and wellbeing, profits from each sale will be donated in support of Mr Porter’s Health In Mind fund, powered by charity partner Movember. With 104 designs to pick from, this embroidered tee by Polite Worldwide says it all.

Polite Worldwide embroidered T-shirt for Tee Store x Mr Porter Health in Mind, £130, mrporter.com

Polspotten Coupe Cuttings glass set

As news of an impending heatwave bolsters al fresco dinner party plans across the UK, we’ll be reaching for this quirky, candy-coloured glassware by Polspotten. Whether you’re raising a champagne toast, or sipping away on a summery spritz, these elegant coupes are guaranteed to pack a punch.

Polspotten Coupe Cuttings glass set, £140, brownsfashion.com

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