The Style Agenda, August 15 – 21

Jacket, £375, trousers, £265, and T-shirt, £95; MiH Jeans

Jacket, £375, trousers, £265, and T-shirt, £95; MiH Jeans

We’re coveting this gorgeous crushed-velvet suit by MiH Jeans. It’s the most comfortable eveningwear we’ve come across. Wear with a grey-marl T-shirt, of course. Jacket, £375, trousers, £265, and T-shirt, £95

Club Monaco goes large
Sloane Square’s American invasion continues (there’s already a Rag & Bone and Kate Spade, with J.Crew landing in September) with a beautiful new Club Monaco flagship. The Ralph Lauren-owned brand is the place for luxurious cashmeres and winter coats that the rest of the world won’t be wearing. The cosy store is also peppered with antique homewares that you can take to the checkout, too. 33 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AQ

Marc Jacobs invites you to socialise
Proving that he’s got his finger firmly on the social media pulse, Marc Jacobs has transformed the currency of his Covent Garden shop into a Twitter friendly one. To buy the in-store treats customers must simply Tweet a message with the hashtag ‘MJDaisyChain’. The designer is even throwing in a DJ, manicure bar and drinks to get the socialising going. August 15 – 16; 4 East Piazza, WC2E 8HD

Monica Vinader gets personal
Head down to Monica Vinader’s brand new space in Harrods where personalisation is a priority. The swish new area features an engraving workshop, with a consultation area and style inspiration points to help customers get creative and individualise their favourite Monica Vinader pieces. Names, dates and messages can be engraved same day, free of charge, in a range of the brand’s signature fonts. Customers can also turn their hand drawn sketches into an engraving using the MV doodle pads, with a master engraver available six days a week to help realise their design. Harrods, Lower Ground Floor, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1

The new palette in town
One to treasure in your make-up bag, this limited-edition Chantecaille trio palette features a deep-aubergine and a soft-copper eyeshadow with a vanilla highlighter. You’ll need to be quick: it hits shelves on August 18. £63; Harrods

Dover Street welcomes Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is setting up shop on Dover Street for a brief stint selling its much sought after debut autumn/winter 2014 collection under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière. Keep your eyes on the shopping centre’s corner window display from September 1 too, as the design team will unveil a unique creative concept to fete London Fashion Week. August 14 – October 15; 17-18 Dover Street, W1S 4LT;

READ: Louis Vuitton autumn/winter 2014 at Paris Fashion Week

A heaven in Devon
Hidden away at the end of a prettily winding Devon lane, Gidleigh Park is a glorious Never-Neverland of a hotel. It’s a place where everything is perfect – the relaxed country-house atmosphere, the view across a rushing river towards Dartmoor and, above all, Michael Caines’ superlative Michelin-starred food. You won’t want to leave. £350 per night

Flea market fun
We’ll admit we started to yawn at the announcement of another East London flea market, but then we heard that there would be peach tea and mojito flavoured marshmallows on sale. Alongside the other vintage finds and independent creative gems, of course. Abney Hall, this weekend’s home for the Hackney Flea Market, will even host an on-site cafe while providing suitable browsing tunes. August 15 – 16; 11am-6pm; 73a Church Street, N16 OAS;

Totes brilliant
Cath Kidston is adding to the brand’s patterned repertoire with a selection of chic tote bags. Available in medium (£60) and large (£75) and in five of the popular prints, the August 21 launch is just in time for our bank holiday travels. The only issue is which pattern to choose…

Make your mark on Prada
Much to our excitement, Prada has launched a made-to-order service for its bestselling lace-up shoes. Choose your colour, sole and fabric – and you can even have your initials on the sole. A world of style at your feet. From £740; 020 7893 8105

Time to feel Chirpy
The craft gurus at Chirpy, the Leeds independent design store, have invited jewellery designer Jaxynn Lee to teach Yorkshire folks the knack of ring-making. Accessories enthusiasts will learn how to use sterling silver and precious stones while slowly shaping their own unique piece. August 16; 2pm-5pm; £40; 48 Harrogate Road, LS7 4NZ;

Comfort corner
The designer and illustrator Sophie Allport creates lovely homewares. Her latest collection includes this flying-pheasant-print cushion. £25

Net-a-Porter’s new loot
The Holly Fulton woman visibly grew up in the Edinburgh-born designer’s autumn/winter 2014 collection. Taking inspiration from Dziga Vertovs’s 1929 film ‘Man With a Movie Camera’ the new season celebrates female entrepreneurship by incorporating a techy element to the garments. Keira Knightley first reminded us of the eye-catching dresses when choosing one (below right) for her stint on Graham Norton’s chat show and the good news is that now Net-a-Porter is stocking it. Snap up the edit fast.

The Bird Room
Vintage aficionados could hardly pick a more apt spot to browse retro clothes and jewellery this weekend. The pop-up shop at The Bird Room in Edinburgh’s Duddingston House is as stately and grand as it was during its 1745 creation for the 8th Earl of Abercorn. A spot of history and shopping? Who could refuse? Open Thursday – Sunday only until August 31; free; 105 Milton Road West, EH15 1RB;

SHOP: What to wear to a wedding

Wedding planning saviour
For all your wedding-planning needs, Knot & Pop has it covered. The stylish duo create stunning table decorations, stationery, invitations and centrepieces. Here’s one they did earlier…

Organic jewels
The ceramicist Reiko Kaneko has just launched a jewellery collection. The bone-china, gold and platinum pendants are beautifully organic. From £35

Book club latest
Sarah Waters’ latest novel is set in 1920s London, when the country was struggling to come to terms with the losses of the Great War. The Paying Guests follows a Camberwell widow and her spinster daughter who are forced to take in lodgers, with unexpected ramifications. Out 28 August; £20, Virago


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