In these times of scrimping and saving, it’s nice to treat yourself to something special every now and again. With this in mind, I’ve selected some chic luxury items to tempt your fashion taste buds… from sweet-smelling Beauty to timeless accessories, there’s something for every shopper looking to spend their hard-earned cash.
A Coat by Aquascutum
Crafted with the brand’s signature club check lining, Aquascutum’s classic rain coat has become a real style favourite. Gents, this super-sharp trench looks just as dapper dressed down with denim as it does with more formal attire, so try to see this as an INVESTMENT. Trust me, it’s the coat you’ll depend on throughout the seasons.
> Aquascutum, £650
The Duchess of Cambridge is a fan, which means L.K. Bennett’s elegant heels are at the top of every fashionista’s wish list. The brand tends to avoid ‘trendy’ heels, instead opting for versatile designs that you can wear endlessly. I love the contrasting gold leather and black suede detail of the Jolie sandal – perfect for hot summer nights and the Christmas party season.
> L.K. Bennett, £245
Create a truly indulgent ambiance with a delectable-smelling candle by Penhaligons. The brand’s sumptuous Neroli scent infuses orange blossom, jasmine and spiced woods to create an unforgettable fragrance, plus the pretty vintage-inspired packaging adds an extra dash of luxury.
> Penhaligons, £87
Love Lulu’s Lips clutch? Don’t we all! For a more wearable take on the design, try the brand’s ultra-fabulous tote bag. Featuring the instantly-recognizable berry pout on an on-trend monochrome finish, this soft leather handbag is my arm candy of choice for this season and the next.
> Lulu Guinness, £325
A Fragrance by Dior
With essences of Ylang-Ylang and Turkish Rose, J’Adore is a scent that many consider to be their beauty lust-have… all wrapped up in a beautiful bottle that will look incredible on any dressing table. A fragrance that will stay with you for years to come.
> Dior, from £54