The Conscious Edit: July
The Shoe Launch
If you’re already familiar with Parisian shoe brand Bobbies, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s opened a store on Marylebone High Street. Inspired by classic bohemian-chic style, every pair of fairly priced shoes is made using the highest level of craftsmanship in family owned workshops in Portugal and Spain, and as part of a short production circuit to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
102 Marylebone High Street, W1U 4RN
The Denim Destination
Founded by Claire John last year, the Denim Library is a resale platform giving upcycled and preloved denim a new lease of life. After 30 years working for a major denim brand, Claire left to create a designated space for denim within the resale market. Now, her brand offers hand-picked edits of preloved and upcycled jeans to conscious consumers, with labels on offer including Levi’s, Acne and Wrangler.
The Bricks & Mortar Edit
Chelsea-based store Sign Of The Times is known for buying preloved designer clothes, bags and accessories, as well as supporting various businesses through its resale programme. Its latest drop has everything you need to curate a stylish and sophisticated wardrobe. With new pieces added daily, choose from Loewe bags, Anna Mason co-ords and Isabel Marant dresses. Shop our current favourites here.
5 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NT
The New Collab
One of our favourite off-duty brands Conscious Citizen has collaborated with fine jewellery brand MATILDE Jewellery on a limited edition collection. The two female-founded, sustainable businesses have joined forces to raise awareness about the importance of a more sustainable future. The collection, named Together Tomorrow, includes a cool neutral sweater and boxy white tee with a logo Matilde designed herself, to capture the heart and mission behind both brands. Everything will be available exclusively on the Conscious Citizen website from 15th July.
The Instagram Brand
If you’re looking for something truly unique, Copenhagen-based Amanda Bugge is the new name to know. The designer creates everything by hand – from the bespoke prints inspired by anemones to the patterns and the pieces themselves. Expect plenty of feminine details like pretty prints, bow ties and puff-sleeves. With a web shop in the works, everything is currently available through the brand’s Instagram account.
The Shop In Shop
London department store Fenwick has collaborated with luxury rental platform Front Row to launch an exclusive rental service at its Bond Street and Newcastle stores. As part of the collab, Fenwick has curated an exclusive edit from Front Row’s extensive rental collection – including pieces from Saint Laurent, Zimmermann and Lanvin – and created a shop-in-shop experience.
The Jewellery Collection
Luxury jewellery label Lylie is on a mission to create sustainable, beautifully crafted pieces that last. It uses salvaged gold as well as lab-grown and recycled diamonds, turning them into contemporary yet timeless pieces of jewellery – all of which are made in the UK. Price points vary from the affordable to true investment pieces. The brand also offers bespoke, remodelling and engraving services.
The Luxury Resale Launch
The Luxury Closet is the name to know for iconic, hard-to-find-elsewhere designer buys. Founded in Dubai in 2011, the buy-and-sell platform has now launched in the UK . With more than 40,000 unique, authenticated items from luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier and Rolex, expect a new level of ‘white glove service’ as well as the most sought-after designer pieces, from previous and current collections.
The Underwear Label
Founded by Marie Stolt and Maria Lager, Swedish brand Understatement Lingerie offers modern, stylish, long-lasting styles for every occasion. The brand ticks all the boxes when it comes to socially compliant manufacturers, and sustainable materials. The polyamide typically used in underwear has also been replaced with premium Econyl fibre, which turns plastic ocean waste like fishing nets and PET bottles into sustainable textiles.
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