London Fashion Week has drawn to a close, and it was plain to see that the fashion crowds have turned their attention fully to autumnal clothes and trends, despite the unseasonably warm weather. For this jumper-loving, boots-wearing, scarf-collecting clothing hoarder, it is also my favourite time of the year to stock up on key new pieces, and many of us in the Who What Wear office share the same go-to when it comes to firing up our shopping lists at the beginning of the season…
From exclusive pieces to hot-ticket trends—all from the most important luxury and contemporary brands, of course—MATCHESFASHION.COM manages to curate my dream closet every day of the week. Although we spend ample time perusing the virtual rails on their e-commerce site, the illustrious retailer recently added to its collection of boutiques in London this past month with an impressive and immersive five-story experience. 5 Carlos Place in Mayfair is now the standout flagship store, and offers a huge excuse to go shopping IRL, and/or to book a train ticket to the capital if you live elsewhere in the UK.
The MATCHESFASHION.COM team was inspired by the history and the architecture of the townhouse and wanted to make the store seem like they were inviting customers into their own home—so as well as being a rather chic boutique for all of the pieces you will want to purchase (and you can do so in the tap of an iPad), there's also lovely personal shopping areas, an inclusive space with an incredible line-up of both drop-in and bookable events (that you can also live stream if you can't attend), as well as a restaurant, a podcast and much, much more. We've already seen a Prada installation, gone to a Mario Sorrenti book signing and partied alongside the hippest French crowd with up-and-coming designer Marine Serre. This is truly taking the physical experience of shopping to an entirely new, future-facing direction.
So, in order to make the most of your visit and to guarantee shopping success, we have created a definitive list of the autumn pieces in our MATCHESFASHION.COM wishlists right now.
The coolest mules we've seen all season.
If you're ever going to invest in a blazer, make it one from this brilliant brand.
Still not over these gothic frocks.
You know the brand's leather goods, but did you realise how great Mansur Gavriel's other pieces were?
Hello, hero autumn dress - just add burgundy ankle boots to complete the look.
Even if you aren't into astrology, you'll be into these zodiac pendants.
The best blouse to tuck into high-waisted jeans.
We spotted these at fashion week on the FROW, and we're now in love.
Hair up, ASAP.
Believe us, this will be your new 24/7 bag.
The absolute dream.
The popular Hortensia in an exclusive colourway.
Make like Meghan Markle this party season.
Keep it simple and wear with a white t-shirt and block heel boots.
The name on everyone's lips—invest now.
Honestly, going hands-free with a belt bag is so liberating.
You'll wear these again, and again and...you get the picture.
Explore more of 5 Carlos Place right here.