1 | The Le Coq Sportif X Colette Sneakers
Re-hashing the iconic Arthur Ashe sneaker, Le Coq Sportif and Colette have joined forces to release two very special designs, just in time for spring. The first is realized in blue and white woven leather (the colours of the Parisian concept store), and there are just 55 numbered pairs. However, we’re more concerned with the all-white design, which are bang on trend this season – so much so in fact that Baartmans & Siegel had every model wearing them in their recent L:CM show. You’ll need a pair of plain white tennis shoes very soon, and you can’t do much better than these.
2 | The Lululemon Yoga Pants
Of the back of the indulgences of Christmas 2014, you probably started a new exercise regime this month, didn’t you? If yoga makes up part of that regime then you need the right kit – no one likes the guy doing downward dog in his sixth form rugby shorts. The best place to go is the new Lululemon store on the Kings Road, and the gear to invest in is the ‘On the Mat Pant’. Made from Luon fabric, they’re super light and wick sweat away from the body. They’re also cut with a taper, so you won’t feel like an idiot walking to and from the gym.
3 | The Bespoke Larsson & Jennings watch
You might well be aware of Larsson & Jennings, the Anglo-Swedish brand that makes joyfully simple watches, but what you might not know is that their new Monmouth Street store offers a bespoke service. Pop in for an appointment and you’ll be talked-through a range of options – straps, bracelets, cases etc. – before the watch is assembled on-site. The store itself is a continuation of the brand’s raw, minimalist aesthetic, so it’s a particularly nice place to be, especially when you consider coffee bar at the back.
4 | The APC Bomber
Taken from the Lewis W Collection, this bomber by APC is essential inter-season outerwear. The collection is inspired by early 90s indie movies – such as My Own Private Idaho – so if you’re looking to channel a young Keanu Reeves vibe, this is the way to go. It’s available at the new APC store on Soho’s Lexington Street, and if this wine coloured version doesn’t take your fancy, there’s navy, brown and beige to choose from too.
5. The Wolsey X Tiphaine Knitwear
Wolsey has been around for a good few hundred years, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about knitwear. That said, they’ve joined forces with Essex-based designer duo Tiphaine de Lussy and Carolyn Clewer to create a very special capsule collection of just six pieces, each inspired by Wolsey’s connection with Arctic explorers. Our pick is this camouflage crew neck in wool and mohair, which is hand knitted in Scotland. There’s only a few examples of each piece in the collection, so if you’re keen, you better hurry up.