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inter always tends to be the hardest time of the year. With the festive season now but a distant – if slightly hazy – memory, everyone is looking for something to see them through the dark and freezing months ahead. Our suggestion is a little retail therapy; after all, is there any better way to ward off seasonal sadness and distract from the drudgery of day-to-day life?
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.
Know a January baby with a penchant for sparkle and shine? Look no further, Irish jewellery brand Chupi has you covered with this stunning Art Deco garnet ring. Garnet, the birthstone for January, has been worn for centuries due to its supposed protective and healing properties, as well as its vibrant crimson glow and remains a firm favourite of jewellers everywhere. Set in 14k polished gold and accompanied by two diamond baguettes, the statement emerald-cut garnet, inspired by the wildly popular styles of the Roaring Twenties, can be worn alone as an heirloom or engagement ring, or stacked playfully with any of Chupi’s other delectable designs.
Chupi Hero Ring, £3,489, uk.chupi.com
The North Face X Gucci
The latest in a tidal wave of high fashion collaborations, chapter two of The North Face X Gucci is here. A year on from the first crossover hitting shelves, this genderless capsule collection brilliantly fuses the Italian house’s trademark maximalism with the technical outdoor expertise of TNF. Available online and at select pop-up locations, bold ‘70s motifs, Alpine snowscape prints and Gucci’s hallmark GG monogram meet iconic ‘90s silhouettes from The North Face. Down-filled puffer vests and jackets, insulated dungarees and chunky hiking boots bring a streetwear-inspired edge to the capsule, while intarsia knits, flowy silk shirts and dresses keep up Gucci’s signature sensuality. Complete with matching accessories, loungewear and thermals, this heavily-hyped collab will have you well-prepared and well dressed for all manner of outdoor adventures.
Candle connoisseurs will already be well aware of the musky magic of Boy Smells. With a delicate balance of masculine and feminine notes, their olfactory creations have reached cult status over the last few years thanks to scents like Cowboy Kush and Cedar Stack. Their limited edition votive set is a tribute to the vibrant, resilient and uplifting spirit of the LGBTQ+ community. Made from ethically-harvested beeswax and coconut with a lead-free cotton wick, these five unique scents reflect the genderful world of Boy Smells with a range of floral and herbal bouquets, alchemised with notes of sea air, woods and warm leather.
Boy Smells Multicoloured Pride Votive Set, £115, brownsfashion.com
Following the success of four limited edition watches honouring the Beatles – each numbered at just 3,000 – watchmaker Raymond Weil has released a unique four-part set in aid of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins. Presented in a stylish wooden display case, one lucky collector has the chance to bag the first models of the maestro watches inspired by the Fab Four – the 2237-ST-BEAT1, Abbey Road, Sgt Pepper’s and Let It Be editions – all marked with serial number ‘0001’. An ideal gift for music and watch fanatics alike, 100 per cent of sale proceeds from the set will be donated to Nordoff Robbins in a fitting tribute to the world’s most famous rock band.
Raymond Weil Beatles Limited Edition Watch Set, £16,000, raymond-weil.co.uk
From a cursory glance at social media, you would be forgiven for thinking that we have somehow time travelled back 20 years. With Gen Z driving a huge Y2K revival, all matter of brands from Blumarine to Chanel have taken inspiration from the It girls of the early 2000s and now, sustainability superstar Reformation has got in on the action. Wide-leg, high-waisted cargo jeans make an appearance in its new Y2K collection, alongside cutesy, cropped graphic T-shirts and pop art comic strip prints on already popular silhouettes. Dig out your Walkman and your Von Dutch trucker hat, the naughty Noughties are back.
Y2K Collection, from £40, thereformation.com
The Cotswold Company
Is your home office slowly taking over the house? Not any more. With the Cotswold Company’s hideaway workstation, you can stylishly stash away the workday as soon as 5pm rolls around. With heaps of storage space, two fully adjustable shelves, a sliding desk and door mounted storage it has everything you need to keep those important files well organised. Gone are the days of working away at the dining room table, this compact, dedicated office space is exactly the glow-up your WFH routine needs.
Chester Hideaway Home Office, £1,495, cotswoldco.com
Typically embellished with Swarovski-encrusted skulls, the McQueen Four Ring has become totemic for the brand. Across clutches and shoulder bags the knuckle duster inspired hardware is instantly recognisable and eternally desirable. Launched this week, the Four Ring has been reinterpreted for 2022. Sleek and streamlined in polished metal, this contemporary take on the house classic appears on the new Four Ring Satchel. Crafted from smooth calfskin and available in classic neutrals or seasonal shades, the slim-bodied bag is a timeless update on the Jewelled Satchel and can be worn crossbody, over the shoulder or without its long strap as a hand held. The perfect balance of femininity with a tough, punk-inspired edge.
Alexander McQueen Four Ring Bag, £1,190, alexandermcqueen.com
Whether you’re testing out a new recipe or whipping up a tried and true classic, baking has proven to be a favourite pastime for all over the last two years. And while big stand mixers save a lot of time and effort, all while adding a certain je ne sais quoi to a countertop, not everyone has space to accommodate such a large piece of kitchen equipment. Thank goodness for Smeg, best known for making the chicest fridges on the market, and its new HMF01 hand mixer. With up to nine different speeds, its handy backlit LED screen displays your chosen mixing speed and a timer, taking guesswork out of the equation. Compact and easy to use, this nifty gadget comes in a range of pretty pastel shades with three interchangeable attachments fit for any culinary adventure.
Smeg Hand Mixer, £149.95, shop.smeguk.com
Loewe X Spirited Away capsule collection
For the brand’s second Studio Ghibli collaboration, Loewe’s Jonathan Anderson chose to celebrate the critically-acclaimed 2001 animated epic, Spirited Away. The film’s most iconic characters dance across accessories, ready-to-wear, scarves and blankets, as well as some of the brand’s most popular handbags; including the Amazona, Flamenco, Puzzle and Hammock. Whether you’re a fan of the story’s young heroine, Chihiro, or Kaonashi, the spirit with no face, pay homage to one of Studio Ghibli’s biggest blockbusters with this magical capsule collection.
Available from 7 January, loewe.com
Do Books X Leafage terrarium set
Take a moment to breathe and kickstart your year the right way with Do Pause. Brought to you by DIY terrarium specialists Leafage and Do Books – makers of all your favourite inspirational pocket books – this limited-edition wellness bundle is designed to help you find ways to reset, reconnect and take back control of time. Full of handy tools and ideas to help you foster new habits and make sustainable life changes, Do Pause offers an opportunity to slow down – pause even – and create a beautiful terrarium that you can enjoy for months to come.
Do Pause, £65, weareleafage.com
Dior Vibe handbags
Combining the rich heritage of Christian Dior with the world of sportswear, the new collection of Dior Vibe handbags launched this week. Unveiled at the Dior Cruise 2022 show in Athens last year, these hybrid creations revisit sneaker codes. A rubber base, inspired by the soles of running shoes, embossed with golden stars – a lucky favourite of Mr Dior himself – adorns the classic bowling bag, which is available in iconic seasonal motifs, including the Dior Etoile and Dior Athlet prints and the classic Dior Oblique in perforated tone-on-tone leather. The hobo bag features a double shoulder strap for versatile styling and is embellished with the French fashion house’s iconic cannage in black or white leather and finished with a gold metal buckle, punctuated with the famous CD logo. A truly modern outing for one of fashion’s longest-standing houses, these bags are sure to be a new must-have for 2022.
Dior Vibe Bowling Bag, from £3,250, and Hobo Bag from £2,350, dior.com
Chanel No.1 beauty collection
In its biggest launch since Chanel No.5 over 100 years ago, the French fashion and beauty giant is going back to basics with new beauty line N°1 de Chanel. Taking a minimalist approach to beauty, the collection incorporates skincare, make-up and fragrance, all created using house signature, the red camellia. Inspired by a global vision of beauty inherited from Gabrielle Chanel’s own holistic philosophy, the N°1 de Chanel formulas were developed to both look and feel seamless on the skin, all while combating signs of ageing, minimising the appearance of pores, and boosting radiance.
N°1 de Chanel, from £37, chanel.com
Perfect Moment ski jacket
Jetting off to the slopes? Don’t forget your jacket! Perfect Moment has you sorted with its Jojo puffer. Featuring a lightweight shell, allied 700 down insulation and a contrasting fully detachable, faux-shearling collar with a crimson star print, it’s guaranteed to keep you cosy and chic, whether you’re headed out for the first chairlift or just a tipple at après.
Perfect Moment Jojo Contrast Collar Puffer Ski Jacket, £520, brownsfashion.com
Diptyque X Maurice Harris
For the latest addition to its family of fragrances, Diptyque has partnered with renowned American florist Maurice Harris to create Eau Rose Eau de Parfum. Blending notes of centifolia and damascena rose – sourced from upcycled, discarded rose water – with firad rose accents, the scent comes to life with the added bouquet of lichti, artichoke and chamomile. In celebration of Harris’ creation, Diptyque has also released four new limited edition scents for their signature candle collection; Roses, Lichti, Artichaut and Chamomile, so you can enjoy the fragrant floral offering throughout the home – dreamy.
Diptyque candles and fragrance, from £60, spacenk.com
ROK coffee maker
Whether you start your day off with mindful meditation or a mad-dash to your desk, there’s one thing many of us have in common: coffee. While there are plenty of choices out there for an at-home brew, many of them fail to hit the nail on the head where it really counts – the humble espresso shot. Now, thanks to ROK, you can discard all those pesky pods and that oversized, clunky coffee machine in favour of a totally manual option that still delivers barista-level espresso at home. Just add water.
ROK Manual Coffee Maker, £159, buymeonce.com
David Gandy Wellwear Henley
This week our Winter ‘21 cover star David Gandy introduced a new everyday essential to his Wellwear collection. The Heritage Henley takes a classic and reimagines it, adding a fourth button for more laid-back, versatile styling. Made from 100 per cent organic cotton waffle, the Heritage Henley features the brand’s signature Wellwear Breathe technology, keeping you fresh while providing warmth and insulation, combining fashion, function and feeling.
David Gandy Wellwear Heritage Henley, from £65, davidgandywellwear.com