TANYA SARNE HANDWRITTEN SAMPLE SALE
Don’t miss the legendary Tanya Sarne’s sample sale this weekend, with her sumputous collection of natural fabrics and lovely knitwear from the Handwritten line going from £15. “I design to de-stress and give women confidence in their femininity and daily lives” says Sarne (pictured) – and who doesn’t want that? Sale is today through Sunday, 11-7PM. 1-3 Middle Row, W10, 020 8962 9600.
HARVEY NICKS’ CHRISTMAS BAUBLE BAR
Harvey Nichols is making the Christmas shopping experience more enticing with a partnership with luxury tequila maker Patron. The Patron Silver Bauble Bar will transform the menswear deparment into a Christmas wonderland, with a spectacular bar installation offering a selection of festive (tequila) cocktails. Open 16-23 Dec. www.harveynichols.com.
NEW MARY’S LIVING & GIVING SHOP: PRIMROSE HILL
Shopping maven Mary Portas is opening her third charitable shop full of shabby chic must-haves in Primrose Hill on 18 December. The shop’s theme is a house: peruse the “living room”, “conservatory” and “reception room” for an assortment of designer clothing, jewellery and household bits and bobs. Mince pies and carols on opening day. 109 Regents Park Road, NW1N.
FERRAGAMO OPENS MONO-STORE IN ISTANBUL
The Turkish taste for luxury fashion brands is moving apace, with the opening this week of a Salvatore Ferragamo store in Istanbul. The new shop covers 200 sq m and is located in the ritzy neighbourhood of Nisantasi. Including a full range of men’s and women’s products, it is sure to keep the glitterati of the European Capital of Culture happy.