The Shopping List: Brilliant things to buy this week

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17 May 2022

Spring has sprung: celebrate with some good old-fashioned retail therapy, courtesy of our carefully curated shopping list

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

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pring is in the air. With the last of the winter doldrums behind us, it’s time for a little refresh. And whether you’re spring cleaning, sprucing up your interiors, levelling up your skincare routine or injecting your wardrobe with some seasonal newness, you can never go wrong with a 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.

Christopher Kane dress

Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. At least when they look this good. Adorned with a digital fusion of multicolour blooms and smudges taken from the designer’s own artwork, the Painted by Christopher Kane collection puts a refreshing spin on a seasonal staple. Style this satin dress, complete with contrasting grosgrain self-tie straps, with strappy heeled sandals for sophisticated occasion dressing, or pair with classic white trainers for a laid-back look.

Christopher Kane painted floral tie satin dress, £1,495, christopherkane.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, £141, brownsfashion.com

 
 

Roxanne First x Marianne Theodorsen tennis bracelet

Designed in partnership with content creator Marianne Theodorsen, demi-fine jeweller Roxanne First’s More Jewellery Please capsule is an ode to the vibrant, playful maximalism the brand is so well known for. The opulent Bon Bon tennis bracelet in 14k solid gold, set with sweet pink and yellow sapphires, makes a perfect finishing touch for this summer’s much-anticipated social calendar.

Roxanne First x Marianne Theodorsen Bon Bon Tennis Bracelet, £2,250, roxannefirst.com

Michael Kors x Ellesse swimsuit

Putting a Seventies spin on its classic sportswear, Michael Kors has partnered with Italian tennis tastemaker Ellesse on an exclusive capsule of retro-inspired activewear and accessories with just as much off-court appeal. Emblazoned with the collaboration’s fiery red and orange logo, this statement-making stretch nylon swimsuit with high-cut legs and a scooping, low back is sure to keep you looking cool as a cucumber on scorching hot days by the pool.

Michael Kors x Ellesse swimsuit, £140, michaelkors.co.uk

 
 

Our Place x Selena Gomez Always pan

Sure, Le Creuset is lovely and Denby does the job, but both have been blown out of the water recently by Our Place’s nifty Always pan. The cult-favourite cookware hero has gone viral online thanks to its sleek design and eight-in-one function that lets you braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry, boil, serve, store and more. Created in collaboration with actress Selena Gomez, this vibrant cobalt colourway hits the trend for high-octane homeware bang-on the head.

Our Place x Selena Gomez Always pan, £125, fromourplace.co.uk

Pret-A-Manger x Ashish scarf

In celebration of its new well-dressed spring salads, everyone’s favourite one-stop coffee shop and midweek lunch destination has partnered with three of London’s hottest young designers on an exclusive capsule of silk scarves. With proceeds from each sale going to The Pret Foundation, the playful designs by Ashish, Richard Quinn and Daniel w. Fletcher feature elements from each new dish, in quirky designs that are sure to become wardrobe staples, whether worn Babushka style or repurposed into a slinky summer top. Our pick is this bright Ashish design, inspired by the new pesto pasta salad box. Bon appetit indeed.

Pret x Ashish limited edition silk scarf, £30, pretuk.store

 
 

Dior Grand Bal de Printemps timepiece

Created in homage to Christian Dior’s original sketches of haute couture ball gowns, the Dior Grand Bal de Printemps collection features eight one-of-a-kind timepieces, all rendered in romantic spring pastels. This captivating wristwatch – with oscillating, twirling skirts – features a white gold case, encrusted with round-cut diamonds, a black taffeta strap and a face embellished with white gold, pink gold, diamonds, sapphires and emeralds.

Dior Grand Bal de Printemps N°7, POA, dior.com

 
 

Kenzo shirt

For Kenzo’s fourth and final limited-edition spring drop in partnership with Browns, creative director Nigo has revisited and reimagined founder Kenzo Takada’s archival poppy print through his own contemporary lens. This breezy cotton Hawaiian shirt with its blown-up floral motif is a summer staple in the making.

Kenzo poppy print shirt, £265, brownsfashion.com

Burberry Lola bag

Burberry’s new youth-inspired Lola bag – which is quickly becoming a cult item following the runaway success of a viral TikTok promotion that involved Sylvanian Families and some very dramatic storylines – has been rendered in an abstract, sunshine yellow print for Summer 2022. Cut from soft lambskin leather, the softly structured bag is punctuated with polished metal hardware and Riccardo Tisci’s TB monogram.

Burberry small abstract print Lola bag, £1,390, burberry.com

 
 

Amuse La Bouche x Kitri throw cushion cover

Interiors in need of a seasonal refresh? Look no further than Kitri’s debut homeware collection, created in partnership with Amuse La Bouche. Inspired by Slim Aarons’ iconic 1970s photography, the capsule sees whimsical swirls and stripes in retro-brights and summertime pastels, splashed across napkins, table runners and cushion covers. Crafted from 100 per cent linen and printed with eco-friendly pigments, this kitschy, double sided cushion cover makes for a simple but effective springtime switch-up.

ALB x Kitiri swirl cushion cover, £65, kitristudio.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

 
 

Frida Kahlo, Fashion as the Art of Being (Assouline)

A tribute to the bold character, art and personal style of Frida Khalo, Fashion as the Art of Being takes readers on a journey through the kaleidoscope of the artist’s unique story. Tracing the lasting impact of Kahlo's style on contemporary fashion, art and culture, this vibrant coffee table book examines the relationship between Kahlo and her greatest muse – herself.

Frida Kahlo Fashion as the Art of Being, £150, amara.com

Veja Impala trainers

Veja, the B Corp-listed sneaker brand that has become ubiquitous in the capital over the past few years, has just announced its designs to take over your gym wardrobe too with the launch of the Impala. The first trainer from the brand specifically designed for indoor training, it's also Veja's lightest trainer to date and is crafted from 100 per cent recycled polyester, 30 per cent Amazonian rubber, 31 per cent rice waste and 30 per cent natural latex, this is technical shoe the feels as good as it looks.

Impala trainers, £105, veja-store.com

 
 

Penelope Chilvers At Home

As fans of a seasonal tablescape, Penelope Chilvers’ debut homeware collection has us planning this summer’s al fresco dinner parties already. Made in Portugal from 100 per cent washed linen, the romantic, floral-printed napkins and tablecloths in fuchsia pink and ocean blue evoke the hot, heady days of summer and long, drawn-out afternoons that flow freely into balmy evenings. We can already smell the roses.

Penelope Chilvers Rose Linen Tablecloth, £179, and Napkins, £59, penelopechilvers.com

 
 

Shrimps Dax Dress

For its high summer 2022 offering, Shrimps has reimagined its popular Dax party dress in a pastel pink print inspired by Gauguin’s Tahitian painting. Featuring subtle hints of green, yellow and cream, the signature vintage postcard print imbues the capsule collection with a sense of old school holiday nostalgia.

Shrimps High Summer 2022 Dax Dress, £395, shrimps.com

Christofle Infini flatware

We never expected to be lusting over flatware but French silversmith Christofle has us doing just that with its new signature Infini line. Embodying the artist flair les Français have for food, fashion and all manner of objets d’art, this contemporary silver-plated collection makes the ideal finishing touch for your tablescape.

Christofle Infini 36-piece flatware set, £2,800, christofle.com

 
 

Le Specs x Missoma sunglasses

Demi-fine jeweller Missoma has partnered with cult Australian eyewear brand Le Specs to create an exclusive capsule collection that throws some serious shade. These Serpens Link sunglasses feature gold and malachite detailing, epitomising the elegance of both brands and making the perfect finishing touch to any great outfit.

Le Specs x Missoma Serpens Link sunglasses, £130, missoma.com

The Outnet x Palmer//Harding asymmetric shirt

Since its launch in 2012, Palmer//Harding has come to be synonymous with the shirt, or rather its reinvention. In collaboration with The Outnet, the brand has released a 27-piece capsule that sees iconic Palmer//Harding pieces reimagined in archived fabrics, in a refreshing palette of crisp white, navy and pastels. This cotton-poplin shirt in sky blue and white stripes features the brand’s signature asymmetric hemming and will look just as good at the office as it does off-duty.

The Outnet x Palmer//Harding Asymmetric striped cotton-poplin shirt, £170, theoutnet.com

 
 

MAD Paris customised Rolex

Showing that you can, in fact, improve on a classic, Mad Paris takes preloved fine watches and ups the ante with DLC (that’s diamond-like coating) finishes, diamonds and precious gemstones. A slightly less ostentatious design than we’re used to from the brand, this customised Rolex Daytona features a matte black coating, Oyster-style bracelet and tonal bezel with a tachymetric speed scale.

Mad Paris customised Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Blackout watch, £50,000, brownsfashion.com

Valentino Divine handbag

Nobody does opulence quite like Valentino. Reissued from its Spring/Summer 2000 archives, the Divine clutch is a true Noughties throwback. Scattered with sparkling crystals and lavish ostrich feathers and accented with a slithering serpent on the handle, this chartreuse-green satin clutch is begging for an invite to the party.

Valentino Garavani Divine ostrich feather and satin clutch, £3,500, matchesfashion.com

 
 

Brunello Cucinelli cardigan

We can’t think of a better way to spend a fresh spring morning than wrapped up in this cosy Brunello Cucinelli cardigan, sipping a coffee and getting stuck into a good book. Neutrally-toned and subtly sequinned with a relaxed, oversized fit and a loose, cotton knit ideal for milder days, we’ll be wearing ours with some vintage jeans and a pair of summery sandals.

Brunello Cucinelli striped cardigan, £1,630, farfetch.com

Heimplanet x 66°North The Cave XL inflatable tent

If you’re anything like us, you’ll already have this summer’s festival plans well and truly sorted: it’s now just a question of getting your gear in order. This tent by German outdoor brand Heimplanet and Icelandic outerwear brand 66°North takes the hassle out of the equation with inflatable tubes in place of traditional tent poles. Perfect if glamping isn’t your style, but you don’t want to rough it completely.

Heimplanet x 66°North The Cave XL inflatable tent, £830, mrporter.com

 
 

Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant

Evoking the brilliance of the golden sun shining on a tranquil oasis, Tom Ford’s Soleil Brûlant blends the sun-kissed freshness of mandarin and bergamot with warming pink peppercorn, orange flower and black honey. Decadent amber, woods, leather and a touch of vetiver round off this seductive vapour with the extravagant smokiness of incense.

Tom Ford Soleil Brûlant, £343 for 100ml, tomford.co.uk

Net-A-Porter x Jacquemus Baunhilha dress

With summer holiday planning well underway, it's time to think about what you’ll be wearing. Thankfully, luxury retailer Net-A-Porter has partnered with Jacquemus to release an exclusive summer capsule exuding the fresh, youthful spirit the brand is so well known for. The 23-piece collection comprises a curation of the brand’s signature designs – including the Lagoa maxi dress, Le Bob Gadjo bucket hat and cult Le Chiquito bag – reworked in vibrant, Palm Springs-inspired mint green and saccharine pink. This playful Baunhilha shirt dress, cut in fuschia linen with a layered button-down front and softly pleated sleeves, is perfect for beach-chic weddings and long afternoons spent sipping spritzes in the sun.

Net-A-Porter x Jacquemus Baunhilha mini dress, £555, net-a-porter.com

 
 

Jessie Thomas Cluster collection

London-based jeweller Jessie Thomas expands on the themes of fluidity and movement seen in her previous collections with her new spring offering, Cluster. Featuring 18ct gold, scattered with clusters of sparkling diamonds in unique scallop and pin settings and undulating curves, the capsule celebrates Thomas’s love of texture, contrasting delicate ear cuffs with wavy polished-gold rings and serpent-like necklaces. Hand-crafted in the Chelsea studio Thomas shares with her father – renowned goldsmith David Thomas – from 100 per cent recycled gold and sustainably sourced precious gemstones and diamonds, the collection comprises stunning, wearable classics with surprising twists that are sure to raise the question: where did you get that?

Cluster collection from £1,600, jessiethomasjewellery.com

Ahluwalia x Paul Smith work jacket

While we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing collaborations take over the fashion landscape, we did not see a partnership between Ahluwalia and Paul Smith coming. The inaugural collection from the latter’s &Paul Smith initiative, which aims to assist young designers in growing their business, sees the menswear maverick team up with the newgen designer for a 14-piece capsule that speaks to the sensibilities of each designer without looking like a poorly-assembled collage. This wool work jacket, created using Smith’s decade-old fabrics, is imbued with Ahluwalia’s signature cool via exposed seams and contrast panelling. Cut with a relaxed fit, it strikes the perfect balance of smart-casual and exemplifies the stylish, easygoing attitude we have come to expect from both brands.

Ahluwalia &Paul Smith wool work jacket, £875, ssense.com

 
 

Nanushka The Busket handbag

Channel Jane Birkin with Nanushka’s luxe take on the iconic wicker basket bag. Woven in Italy from upcycled vegan leather and a two-tone melange knit, with two woven handles and a detachable shoulder strap, this sweet, Seventies-style bag features an open basket design big enough for all your essentials. A celebration of pure design and conscious creativity, the Busket is the trans-seasonal arm candy we’ll be reaching for as warmer days approach.

The Busket woven melange handbag, £750, libertylondon.com

Loewe heels

Jonathan Anderson’s playful Dadaist shoes – featuring birthday candles, bars of soap and crushed roses in place of heels – stole the show at Loewe’s Spring Summer 2022 show late last year and we’ve been keenly awaiting their arrival on shelves ever since. Whimsical enough to dress down a well-tailored suit, yet sufficiently smart for amping up a white-tee-and-jeans look, these otherwise simple, strappy, open-toed sandals have had their heels replaced with bottles of crimson nail polish. And while you may not be able to use said polish to match your nails to your heels, you certainly can go for it with a bright red lip.

Loewe black nail polish-heel sandals, £850, harveynichols.com

 
 

Sacai x Astier de Villatte picnic basket

Though al fresco dining may be more of a choice than a necessary evil this summer, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t splash out on some seriously chic picnic gear to make it that much more enjoyable. Japanese brand Sacai has partnered with renowned ceramics maison Astier de Villatte to create this woven raffia hamper complete with jacquard picnic blanket and tableware for two.

Sacai x Astier de Villatte woven raffia picnic basket, £1,960, matchesfashion.com

Piaggio 1 Feng Chen Wang

Take to the streets in style this spring on Piaggio’s electric scooter, created in collaboration with Chinese-born London-based designer Feng Chen Wang. Rendered in teal and silver watercolour, inspired by the dynamic creativity of London and the rich symbolism of the Phoenix in Chinese culture as representing grace and virtue, this limited-edition model comes as part of a wider partnership that saw the designer and brand unite for a unique capsule of streetwear and a coordinating helmet.

Piaggio 1 FCW, from £2,500, piaggio.com

 
 

Sunspel x Casely-Hayford blazer

Blending Sunspel’s fabric expertise with the contemporary, unstructured silhouettes of Casely-Hayford’s hallmark tailoring, this double breasted blazer exudes relaxed elegance. Cut from Italian cotton jersey, with minimal structure in the shoulders and chest for a fit that feels more like a cardigan than a tailored jacket, this contemporary cool take on a classic epitomises the comfort and ease both brands are so loved for.

Sunspel x Casely-Hayford double breasted blazer, £525, sunspel.com

 
 

Monica Vinader Alta Long Link Necklace

Understated yet bold, the new Alta Long Link necklace by Monica Vinader takes inspiration from the jeweller’s fascination with the industrial chains found in the harbour of her Spanish hometown, San Sebastian. An update to the classic Alta style featuring longer, chunkier links, each piece is made sustainably using 100 per cent recycled 18ct gold, rose gold vermeil and sterling silver.

Alta necklace, from £295, monicavinader.com

 

Hummingbird Folding Bicycle

Hummingbird, the brand behind the world’s lightest folding bicycles, has released a new sustainable frame crafted from flax plant fibres. Engineered by leading motosport firm Prodrive, this world-first cycling innovation weighs in at just 6.9kg, matching the weight of its carbon fibre predecessor and retaining all of the strength and elegance we have come to expect from the brand. Available in single speed, multi-speed and electric versions, the lightweight flax model produces much less waste at manufacture than carbon fibre bicycles, and benefits from improved vibration damping for a smoother, more sustainable ride.

Hummingbird flax frame bikes, from £3,495, hummingbirdbike.com

 

Armani Casa Pump gym gear

The latest addition to Armani Casa’s home fitness collection, Pump, this thermal water bottle is the perfect companion, whether you’re hitting a kickboxing class or just kicking back at home. Easily carried thanks to a chic leatherette strap attached to its removable case – the bottle is fully machine washable – this handy thermos keeps drinking water cold for 15 hours so you can rest assured you’ll be well refreshed no matter where your day takes you.

Armani Casa Pump thermal bottle, £340, armani.com

 
 

Emma Stevenson x Tatiana Alida

To celebrate the launch of her new e-shop, interior designer Emma Stevenson has partnered with her cousin, illustrator Tatiana Alida, to launch a Zodiac cushion collection. Bringing together Stevenson’s vibrant touch and Alida’s statement designs, the cushions pay homage to each sign of the zodiac and are finished with sumptuous velvet piping, fun fringing and contrasting backing, courtesy of Ottoline and Eva Sonake. Perfect for bringing a pop of personality to your space.

Zodiac cushions, from £199, emmastevenson.co.uk

Manolo Blahnik x Birkenstock

Having already collaborated with a number of luxury designers, including Jil Sander, Dior and Proenza Schouler, as part of its 1774 initiative, German sandal maker Birkenstock has partnered with Manolo Blahnik to create a capsule collection of thoroughly blinged-up Birks. Marrying the iconography of both houses, the famous Birkenstock footbed and its popular Arizona and Boston styles have been reimagined in Manolo’s bright palette and decadent velvet with the addition of the house’s signature crystal Hangisi buckle.

Manolo x Birkenstock, from £460, net-a-porter.com 

 
 

Slip x Alice + Olivia

Cult silk brand Slip has partnered with Alice + Olivia to deliver a pretty in pink capsule collection. Combining Slip’s hair-protecting expertise with Alice + Olivia’s signature punchy prints, the collection sees Slip’s iconic silk pillowcases, hair wraps, scrunchies and sleep masks made over in hot pink paisley for a whimsical, romantic and colourful spring range.

Slip X Alice + Olivia, from £39, harveynichols.com

 
 

Jonathan Adler

Pairing bold Memphis-inspired geometrics with sweet summery shades, Jonathan Adler’s Mustique collection will bring a sense of whimsy to any well-curated interior. Hand-poured to achieve a mesmerising marble finish, each piece is polished to perfection, adding a pop of luminous colour to your home.

Mustique collection, from £78, jonathanadler.com

 
 

Pink City Prints SS22

Long list of summer weddings looming? Step searching for the perfect guest dress – Pink City Prints has you covered. Created by British designer Molly Russell and inspired by Jaipur – AKA India's Pink City – each piece is made by expert artisans who are masters in the art of and embroidery, block printing and hand looming. Featuring flattering ruched detailing, romantic floral prints and silhouettes perfect for taking you from pew to dance floor, they'll even pair perfectly with trainers after the big day.

From £110, pinkcityprints.com

Monica Vinader x Mother of Pearl

Demi-fine jewellery brand Monica Vinader has teamed up with fashion label Mother of Pearl to create a capsule jewellery collection celebrating both brands’ passion for sustainability and the environment. Inspired by the organic forms found in nature, the 12-piece collection is crafted in 100 per cent recycled gold vermeil and highlights the natural beauty of keshi pearls and galaxy diamonds.

Monica Vinader x Mother of Pearl collection, from £80, monicavinader.com

 
 

Duke + Dexter made-to-order Ritchie sneakers

Homeworking and relaxed post-lockdown dress codes mean we now spend more time wearing trainers than ever – so why not afford them the same care and attention as you would a good pair of Oxfords? Fine British shoemaker Duke + Dexter is offering the chance to do just that with its made-to-order custom Ritchie sneakers. Handmade in the UK using Italian leather, the brand’s in-house artist Jess is on hand to take custom commissions, including hand-painting your choice of colour scheme and adding initials, dates or artwork for the ultimate unique sneaks.

Custom Ritchie sneakers, £350, dukeanddexter.com

Bella Freud trinket tray

Intellectual, irreverent and instantly recognisable, Bella Freud’s homewares lend a certain je ne sais quoi to any interior. This bone china trinket tray in pretty petal pink with gold edge detailing perfectly encapsulates the brand’s retro rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.

Love is The Drug Trinket Tray, £95, bellafreud.com

 
 

The Fendi Set (Rizzoli)

In celebration of the premiere Fendi Couture collection by Kim Jones, The Fendi Set: From Bloomsbury to Borghese, chronicles the designer’s creative process and examines his reverence for the Bloomsbury Set (the famous 20th century cohort of English artists and intellectuals including the likes of Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and Vanessa Bell, who provided a starting point for Jones’s debut). Featuring striking visuals by esteemed photographer Nikolai Von Bismarck and genuine notes and letters from members of the revered Bloomsbury Group, the book thoughtfully bridges the gap between the early-20th century London collective and Fendi’s contemporary Italian convictions.

The Fendi Set: From Bloomsbury to Borghese, £100, fendi.com

 
 

Mulberry Softie

Mulberry’s most whimsical bag yet, the Softie features ultra-smooth Nappa leather and contemporary curved quilting filled with plush down feathers. Available in three styles and an array of bold mood-boosting colours, the distinctive, pillowy design stays true to Mulberry’s house codes, incorporating the signature Postman’s Lock closure, while exploring soft new silhouettes and a fresh take on classic hardware with paper clip chains.

Little Softie, £1,250; Softie, £1,650; Big Softie, £1,350, mulberry.com

Browns x Gra-T-Tude

For 2022, luxury department store Browns has chosen to focus on the theme of gratitude, kicking off with a capsule of conscious tees by some of our favourite newgen designers. Created in collaboration with Bethany Williams, JW Anderson, Martine Rose, Robyn Lynch and Phipps, each designer has used the medium to explore what they’re grateful for and why. From repurposing deadstock fabric, to using only organic cotton and natural dyes, the collection platforms sustainable and conscious practices in fashion creation and consumption, providing a stylish example and leading the way within the industry. Putting your principles front and centre has never looked so good.

Browns x Gra-T-Tude, from £120, brownsfashion.com

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