World Traveller May 2019

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Pat Mcgrath Labs

OR REVISIT A

CLASSIC…

There's always something

cutting edge at old

favourite Selfridges and

last month saw cult beauty

brand PAT MCGRATH

LABS set up a threemonth

residency, which

includes exclusive in-store

beauty services.

WHAT’S IN STORE

London’s always on-trend shopping scene fuels the need for a mid-spree spruce

DESIGNS FOR LIFE

When Coal Drops Yard first opened its

doors last November, all eyes were on

the mall’s cutting-edge threads – by

Paul Smith, Cos, Superga, et al – but

now its homewares are hogging the

limelight. From pared-back Scandi

lighting at iyouall to hand-forged

knives at Kitchen Provisions, this new

Kings Cross collective includes some

of Europe’s most inventive designers.

Tom Dixon’s boutique showcases his

iconic ‘S Chair’ – a gravity-defying

squiggle of furniture – while French

emporium Caravane is stuffed with

sumptuous fabrics. Short on suitcase

space? Head to Miller Harris for

naturally-inspired home fragrances, or

to Bonds for hand-poured candles.

HIGH STREET HEAVEN

It isn’t quite The Dubai Mall

proportions, but Europe’s biggest

shopping mall, Westfield London, got

a £600 million makeover last year –

so it’s only polite to pay a visit. New

names include Urban Revivo (for fast

fashion from Asia), Frencheye (for

men’s tailoring), and Cath Kidston

(for those iconic floral prints). But the

real boon is John Lewis’s new flagship

store, which puts many of Britain’s

best ateliers – plus plenty more from

Europe and beyond – in one superstylish

spot. As well as oodles of

fashion and beauty brands (including

in-store manicures and facials) there’s

the Style Studio – where you can

explore London’s latest trends.

BEST OF BEAUTY

Shopping taking its toll on your mani?

Perfectly positioned for a mid-spree

spruce, House of Lady Muck (HOLM)

has just opened in Topshop’s Oxford

Circus emporium – the hottest new

salon in town. Check out HOLM’s Insta:

its nail art is sublime – and a snip, from

just £18. Provence-inspired beauty

powerhouse L’Occitaine recently

opened its new flagship store in

Covent Garden – replete with a Pierre

Hermé macaron bar. For more paredback

skincare, head to Aesop (just

opened in Coal Drops Yard) or nearby

FaceGym, which promises surgeryfree

lifts by working the ‘40 forgotten

muscles’ of the face. Definitely

something to write home about.

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