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Evening Standard
Abha Shah

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

Welcome to our monthly need-to-know list of the latest and greatest releases that should be on your radar for the month ahead.

With a full-time job, busy social life, and social media accounts to update, it can be challenging to keep up with all the shiny newness out there.

Here at ES Best, we’ve got our ears to the ground and our noses pressed against the digital shopping windows, always looking for the newest fashion, events, and food and drink - so you don’t have to. From sell-out collections to limited edition collaborations, with exclusive events, fresh launches and new store unveilings in between, we’ve got you covered so you don’t miss out on a thing.

November has blown in with Storm Ciaran, which has us rummaging for wet weather gear. If you’re finding yours is no longer up to scratch, it could be time to shop for a new one - find the best raincoats and brollies that’ll have you singing in the rain here.

With temperatures taking a noticeable dip, who would blame you for hunkering down indoors instead? A great electric heater will keep things toasty, while a high-tog winter duvet promises to keep you in cloud-like comfort all night long.

The biggest event in our calendar this month? Black Friday. Held on the third Friday of the month (this year that is November 24), the sales storm will see prices plummet across everything from TV sets to travel deals, mobile phones to maternitywear. The ES Best team has been working hard to put together easy guides on the most covetable products and services, with early deals available right now. We’ll be running a live blog on the day so you don’t miss a second of flash sale news.

And of course, there’s the usual smorgasbord of glittering new launches, exciting collabs and epic shopping drops to make this November shine despite the weather.

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

Start your engines

Chinti & Parker Love Christmas Jumper

Wear your Christmas jumper with pride this December, knowing you’ve contributed to Save the Children’s annual festive campaign by putting Chinti & Parker’s knitted beauty in your wardrobe. The fashion label has teamed up with kitchen disco queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor to create a bright red knit finished with a tattoo-inspired print front and centre. All profits will go to charity, and the jumper is available in both adult and kids sizes (£45), so you can deck the whole family out in style.

Buy now £95.00, Chinti & Parker

Roksanda x Barbour International launch capsule collection

Bringing high fashion to British heritage style, Barbour’s new collaboration with Roksanda is the perfect antidote to dull grey days. The two brands have fused their trademark styles and silhouettes on a nine-strong collection that spans outerwear, jumpsuits and shirting, adding flair to practical pieces. Prices from £129.

Launches November 3.

Buy now, Barbour

Maria Tash expands concession in Harrods

Buy now, Harrods

Kopparberg launches Winter Punch cider

Not one for mulled one? Fill your cup with hot cider instead - preferably Kopparberg’s new launch, Winter Punch. Inspired by the glamour of a 90s apres-ski, apple flavours mingle with blackberry and blackcurrant in a can that’s the perfect size for tucking into winter pockets and sipping on the go. For something warmer, look to the Swedish brand’s Spiced range which can be enjoyed hot or cold. 

Buy now £4.50, Sainsbury’s

Wagamama’s New Korean Menu

Though officially launched on October 4, lovers of the high-street fusion restaurant are flocking to their local Wagas in troves to try the latest dishes from their newest Korean-inspired menu. Developed by Global Executive Chef Steve Mangleshot and his team, the menu features delicious, warming Korean plates that are perfect for the winter months – including hot pots, ttoekbokki (spicy rice cakes), vegan k-dogs, gochujang rice bowls and more.

Buy now, Wagamama

Santa Grotto bookings are open!

For those with little ones to enchant and excite, bookings for Christmas grottos have opened. John Lewis is offering experiences in selected UK branches including Peter Jones in Chelsea with dates spanning November and December. The retailer is even offering a ‘Santa Paws’ dog-friendly experience for parents of fur babies, allowing everyone to have an early preview with ol’ St. Nick. Book now to feel smug walking past the queues later.

Kids and pups from £20.

Buy now £20.00, John Lewis

Pandora The Art of Loves comes to the South Bank

Tower Bridge may be a jewel in London's crown already but it's set to get an extra sparkle this November.

Jewellery brand Pandora is set to take over the area with five bespoke art installations as part of its Christmas campaign, Loves Unboxed. Visitors will be able to make their own piece of digital art which will be showcased on screens for all to see before turning to wrapping paper to use for gifts that'll go under the tree.

It kicks off from November 9 to 19, giving you 10 days to head down there and soak up plenty of Christmas cheer.

, Pandora

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