The ES Shopping Shortlist: What to shop, see and know in March 2023


elcome to our monthly need-to-know list of all the latest and greatest releases that should be on your radar. Here at ES Best, we’ve constantly got our ears to the ground on the lookout for the newest fashion, events, and food and drink, so you don’t have to.

With a full time job, busy social life, and ever-growing Instagram feed, it can be hard to keep up with all the newness out there. From sell-out collections, to limited edition collaborations, with exclusive events and brand new store unveilings in between, we’ve got you covered so you don’t miss out on a thing.

If you’re ever at a loss of something to do on the weekend, or need to scratch the retail therapy itch, we’ll be keeping this page up-to-date all month long; best to add it to your bookmarks so you’ve got the insider’s guide right at your fingertips.

With International Women’s Day happening on March 8 and Mother’s Day on March 19, now’s the time to pay tribute to all the important women in your life.

And the celebrations don’t stop there. There’s also St Patricks Day, Crufts and, the day we’ve been waiting all winter for, the start of British Summer Time (set your clocks for March 26) – so the summery collections are well and truly on the way.

Ready, set – shop!

Mejuri Evil Eye Collection


Mejuri founder Noura Sakkiha was looking to her Jordanian ancestry when designing the brand’s latest Evil Eye range, which is made using a mixture of 14kt recycled solid gold and 18kt plated gold vermeil.

A symbol that represents protection in many cultures, any piece from the seven piece collection will ward off envy and evil.

Prices start at £98

Casablanca Paris X Caviar Kaspia


High fashion label Casablanca Paris has collaborated with the esteemed caviar institution Caviar Kaspia on a 10 piece capsule collection that exudes luxury.

From the former’s signature silk shirt to a baseball cap featuring the dual branding, you can even treat yourself to a pot of caviar that’s been given a playful makeover.

Available from March 2, you’ll have to get in there quick as we’re sure this will be a sell-out.

Prices start at £20

Birkenstock X Fear Of God

Birkenstock X Fear Of God

All-time favourite Birkenstock has teamed up with LA-based label Fear of God on a collection of sandals that channel the latter’s minimal aesthetic.

Crafted in a range of neutral shades using wool felt or suede, they feature a raw edge outsole, chunky strap and tonal sole, making them a versatile addition to any shoe-drobe – and they don’t compromise on comfort, either.

Saint Laurent Blaze Sunglasses

Saint Laurent

The summer season is just around the corner, so March is the perfect time to invest in a new pair of sunglasses – and we’ve got our eyes on Saint Laurent’s brand new release, the Blaze.

Super oversized, with the YSL signature adorning the temples, they exude celebrity-chic. A classic shape, they’re an investment that will last you for years to come.

Norse Projects Travel Light

Norse Projects

Designed specifically for the dreadful limbo between seasons that makes dressing impossible, Norse Projects’ latest drop is full of pieces crafted specifically to withstand sharp changes in weather.

Utilising ecodown insulation and technical fabrics across shirting, tailoring and accessories, it’s a sporty yet minimal range that’s ideal for the changing seasons ahead.

Prices start at £80

Cat Imposter Trainers


Since experiencing great success with the Intruder, workwear label Cat’s fashion footwear range has gone from strength to strength.

Now, the brand is releasing the Imposter, which follows the signature chunky silhouette but with added cushioning and traction. If previous launches are anything to go by, you’ll have to be quick off the mark to get your hands on a pair when they launch on March 8.

Reformation Mason Pant


Looking to give your office attire a refresh for the sunnier months? Reformation’s newly launched Mason Pants could be the answer.

With a high rise, a relaxed wide leg and a pleated front, they’re a pair of power pants that will elevate your work wardrobe to new heights. The best part? They come in 11 colours, so all of the bases are covered.

Wall of Art

Wall of Art

If you’re in the market for a foolproof Mother’s Day gift that’s thoughful yet uncomplicated, look no further than Wall of Art.

With a selection of abstract prints, photography and line drawings from a range of inspiring artists, it’s a marketplace that offers unique wall decor that any mum would be happy with.

Find more inspired Mother’s Day gifts here.

Prices start at £35.10

COAT launches one hour paint deliveries


DIYers will know the feeling well: when you’re upcycling or sprucing up and inspiration suddenly strikes, it’s best to just go with it. Luckily, you needn’t wait for next day delivery or make the trip to your local DIY store because COAT has launched a one-hour delivery slot for selected London postcodes.

It’s the first service like this in the industry and means weekend projects are no longer on pause. COAT has an array of shades to choose from but if you can’t find the exact shade of powder blue or warm red your heart desires, the brand will match and mix the colour especially for you.

See more paint brands here.

Anya Hindmarch x ASDA Universal Bag

Anya Hindmarch x ASDA

It’s the greatest thing to happen to supermarkets since Dale Winton. Luxury accessories and home designer Anya Hindmarch has teamed up with ASDA and Co-op to release what it’s calling the next generation of reusable bag: hail, the Universal Bag.

Available in each grocer’s colours and costing a tenner a piece, the ASDA bag is available in 300 branches while Co-op’s comes in blue and will be available from the end of March. The Universal will blow your current collection of motley totes out of the water.

The designer said: “It really does its job – you can fill it, drop it in a puddle or even carry logs in it and it won’t rip or tear. I really hope it becomes indispensable for those that have one.”

Featuring a smiley face made with Hindmarch’s iconic eyes these bags are already going for triple the price on eBay. If they’re anything like the label’s collab with Waitrose, they’ll sell out instantly. If you want one, you’d better be quick!

See more durable tote bags here.

Liberty hosts Wild at Heart workshop

Wild at Heart

Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking but we can all agree they’re the breath of fresh air we’ve been yearning for after a long winter. Learn the art of creating the perfect bouquet with Wild at Heart; the florist is hosting a workshop at Liberty and it’s perfect for beginners. As well as learning how to create pretty arrangements, tickets include a glass or two of Roebuck Estates’ vintage English sparkling wine to help with inspiration.

Need ready made florals stat? See our roundup of florists who will deliver to your door here.

Makers Cabinet free repair pop-up shop

Makers Cabinet

Got tired old electricals laying around the house? No need to bin them, bring them to Makers Cabinet’s pop-up and get them fixed for free by an expert team of crafters, creators and designers.

The one day event is taking place on March 4 only, and is on hand to repair all sorts of homewares and tech; think bikes, kettles, clothes, phone screens, vacuum cleaners, lamps and more. Whether your hairdryer has inexplicably stopped working or your vacuum just doesn’t perform like it should, drop into the pop-up and you could save yourself a pretty penny with a free fix instead of having to buy brand new.

It’s a free win for the war on waste.

Register for free tickets at Eventbrite.

IKEA x Marimekko launch new collection

IKEA x Marimekko

Two Scandi brands have teamed up to revive our homes for the upcoming season. IKEA has collaborated with Finnish lifestyle design company Marimekko on the Swedish firm’s BASTUA collection.

The limited edition line spans furniture, glassware and textiles in bold prints and vibrant colours, adding a playful twist to your interiors.

“Collaborating with Marimekko was a natural choice for IKEA as we are both committed to enabling a better everyday life at home, and with the BASTUA collection, it begins with focusing on wellness first,” said Henrik Most, IKEA’s Creative Leader. “The collaboration encapsulates the sensations of endless summers and the simple and aesthetic beauty of Nordic nature in furniture and accessories for the home.”

Our Scandi obsession continues.

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