Get acquainted with the latest ranges available to shop online alongside all your M&S favourites, from boho occasionwear by Monsoon to the luxury vegan skincare brand to try this spring
Monsoon: For showstopping occasionwear
Born out of a passion for beautiful fabrics and exquisite clothing, Monsoon’s founder Peter Simon began the business in 1972 on a stall on Portobello Road, later launching a store on London’s Beauchamp Place in 1973. Now, with over 450 branches in the UK, Monsoon has become a go-to for intricately detailed womenswear with a globe-trotting feel. Taking inspiration from far-flung travels, the collection features holiday-ready lace dresses and embroidered kaftans alongside elegant, vintage-inspired pieces that nod to the brand’s heritage, such as this sage-green satin maxi dress.
Votary: The luxury vegan skincare brand
Transform your complexion with Votary’s award-winning natural skincare products. Founded by make-up artist Arabella Preston, Votary offers effective routines for all skin types from sensitive to breakout-prone. Deep cleansing is at the heart of Votary’s philosophy, with oil-based cleansers and toners offering the perfect canvas for healthy-looking dewy skin at any age. All Votary products are made in the UK in small batches from the highest quality plant-based ingredients and are certifiably vegan and cruelty-free.
Crew Clothing: For smart lifestyle wear
Taking inspiration from the British coast, the designers at Crew Clothing have been creating elevated wardrobe staples for over 25 years. From classic piqué polo shirts and slim-fit chinos to cosy cable-knit jumpers and loungewear embroidered with the signature crossed-oar logo, you’ll find easy-to-style pieces of impeccable quality within the range. We love the simplicity of this grey zip-neck jumper, crafted from pure cotton with ribbed cuffs and hem, making it ideal for between seasons. Women are catered for too – expect spring-ready layers such as floral blouses and effortless shirt dresses.
Emma Bridgewater: Champion of British pottery
Launched in 1985, Emma Bridgewater is best known for homely crockery that adds a little rustic charm to even the most modern of kitchens. Every item is handmade using clay from Devon, Cornwall, Staffordshire or Wales, and is fired and decorated in a historic factory in Stoke-on-Trent. Each mug is unique, making them delightful gifts for any occasion, plus they are designed to be dishwasher-safe for convenience. The Mr and Mrs mugs make the perfect wedding present for a happy couple, while polka dots and heart patterns are ideal ‘just because’ gifts.
Words: Dulcie Emerson