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The Best Christmas Fragrance Gifts & Ideas

We’ve teamed up with The Perfume Shop this festive season to ensure you or your loved ones don’t make any fragrance faux pas this Christmas. The retailer, that has stores around the country and online, plays hosts to some of our best-loved classics (think iconic YSL and Dior), modern heroes (Comme des Garçons, we’re looking at you) and plenty of gift sets to fill space under the tree this Christmas Eve.

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Is This The Chicest Pub In London?

Ok, so it’s a pop-up and one of the most fashionable PUBlicity stunts we’ve ever seen, but yes, British fashion brand Mulberry are launching a pub this winter. Following on from their successful summer pub which saw the fashion set sink a few in – namely the likes of Carl Barat, Rafferty Law and George Lamb – Mulberry are reopening their stylish boozer this November. ‘My Local’ will sit inside a full concept store pop-up at London’s Royal Exchange from Monday 18th November and run for a whole six months. Punters can shop the brand’s iconic bags and lifestyle accessories […]

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Exclusive VIP Invite To THE KOOPLES Sample Sale

For those wanting to add understated Parisian chic to their wardrobes, we have a treat for you. Arlettie, the cool invitation-only sample sale company are hosting a four-day sample sale for one of our most-loved brands, The Kooples. The brand launched just over a decade ago with a serious sartorial bang, changing the landscape of affordable luxury. The aesthetic was cool and nonchalant with just the right amount of sex and rock ‘n’ roll – think Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg vibes. Remember the brand’s ‘couples’ campaigns? Everyone wanted to be them with their crisp suiting, androgynous shapes and rock ‘n’ […]

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A Little Goes A Long Way At These Luxury Outlets

If you’re a dedicated follower of fashion but your budget is saying more Topshop than Tom Ford, we’ve rounded up the very best designer discount stores where you’ll get more bang for your buck. Forget Prada handbags at dawn and dishevelled clothing rails, these outlets are...

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Nailed It: London’s Coolest Nail Bars

Getting your nails done is one of life’s little luxuries, so we’ve rounded London’s top nail bars that offer impeccable service and interiors that look like a masterclass in Pinterest pinning. Whether you’re after a quick-fix on your lunch break, glam gels or a grown-up...

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London’s Fanciest Fancy Dress Shops

When it comes to fancy dress there is no point in doing things by halves, we take the ‘go big or go home’ approach. A dab of face paint or a sexy mouse/nurse/vegetable isn’t going to cut it either. When it comes to dressing up for Halloween or that dramatic party head to one of these shops and get ready to take home the Best Dressed award. National Theatre Costume Hire  A far cry from the outfits that you’d cobble together as a student, the costumes that you can hire from the National Theatre 1) won’t fall apart when you […]

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All Of This Year’s Astonishing Advent Calendars

Cop an eyeful of these dazzling advent calendars that are yours for the taking. Except you have to wait until December to get cracking with, given how wow-worthy these calendars are, is really testing our patience. From doors filled with gin, to John Lewis’ epic beauty offering, to calendars...

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Designer For A Fiver: 5 Of London’s Best Charity Shops

One man's trash is another man's treasure. If you think you've got an eye for a bargain and fancy trawling through ditched designer garms, we've whittled down five of London's best charity shops.

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It’s Time To See Scents And Visit This Perfume Ice Cream Van

Is it just me or do you shudder when the sound of the ice cream van plays? I feel like I’ve spent my life hearing the creepy music but never actually seeing the van, it’s like having a theme tune to my life that plays at exactly 4am every day.. I’d prefer some Beyonce! But, what I do like the sound of is a perfume ice cream van – snazzy- now that’s right up my street… like literally, they’ll likely be driving up my street. The perfume van, which sounds like most people’s dream, comes courtesy of Miller Harris who, to […]

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In Vogue: Fashion Houses With Food

Haute couture and haute cuisine seldom meet, unless you eat spag-bol wearing your best Chanel. But we’re spotting a slow-growing trend among fashion houses to include restaurants in their fashion outlets, after all if you can create a fantastic £15k handbag you must also be a dab-hand at...

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Here’s How to Get The Hottest Ticket of 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a metaphorical rock, you’ll know that the hottest ticket in town at the moment is the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A. You’ll also probably know that it is sold out. But we know how to get you into the exhibition, and it doesn’t involve dressing up as a V&A assistant. Instead, you can book into The May Fair Hotel any weekend up until the 14th July 2019 and not only receive a luxury stay but also two complimentary tickets to the exhibition. It’s the fashion equivalent of finding a Nando’s loyalty […]

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