5 things we loved this week

23 November 2023
By Amberley Colby

Merchant and R.M. Williams debut new collections; Stüssy and Levi’s join forces on a collaboration; the JW Marriott Auckland is hosting a festive holiday suite; and IAAMI opens their first-ever pop-up.

1. Glow on

Following their highly-anticipated launch in June earlier this year, local skincare brand IAMMI has opened their very first bricks and mortar pop-up in the heart of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland. Situated on Newmarket’s bustling Osbourne Lane, the pop-up has been fitted out with a cosy feel, complete with lacquered walls, vintage furniture painted in IAMMI’s signature colourways, and an antique brass sink where visitors can take themselves through IAMMI’s Daily Practice using the in-store cleansing balms and the brand’s free wellbeing app. Visitors will be able to shop IAMMI’s entire range at the pop-up, including their holiday gifting sets and the newly launched Fresh Faced Hydrating Gel Moisturiser. Located in good company amongst the suburb’s premium retail stores, you’ll be able to tick everything off your shopping list at once. 

The pop-up is open now for a limited time at 3C Osbourne Lane, Newmarket. Shop the full range online here.

2. On the road

Renowned for their quality leather footwear and signature denim styles, R.M. Williams tells the story of a classic Australian road trip in their latest campaign and collection ‘Art of Adventure’. Captured in the picturesque Blue Mountains in New South Wales, the campaign harnesses a palette of decadent caramel hues for summer and features an assortment of adventure-ready styles including denim staples, cotton shirting, tailored jackets and variations of the brand’s best selling bags and boot styles. Designed with practicality and versatility in mind, the collection serves as the perfect capsule wardrobe to travel with. 

Shop the collection now at rmwilliams.com.au

3. Tie the knot

Finding the perfect pair of shoes to complement your wedding dress can be a tricky feat, and with wedding season about to bloom for another year, the team at Merchant 1948 have introduced ‘Made For Me’, a bespoke shoe customisation service available exclusively in selected stores across New Zealand and Australia. Offering you the opportunity to pick your favourite shoe style from a curated selection, you can tailor your pair down to the colour and fabric finish before they’re sent away to be hand crafted. With each unique pair taking six weeks to perfect, they’ll be delivered to you in an exclusive monogrammed ‘Something Blue’ box, including a cloth bag and carry pouch. The ultimate finishing touch to your bridal ensemble!

Find out more at merchant1948.co.nz

4. Denim²

Iconic brands Levi’s and Stüssy have teamed up to release a denim capsule that pays homage to their shared Californian heritage. The collection, which features three trucker jacket and jean sets, was designed using jacquard fabric and finished with two-tone garment dyes to give each piece a unique vintage feel.  Hailing as the second collaboration between these two denim powerhouses, the new capsule is available in black, pink and brown colourways to give you the chance to pick out your dream Canadian (or Californian, rather) tuxedo.

View the full collection at levis.co.nz

5. Baby, it’s [warm] outside

Whether you’re a local seeking a festive retreat, or a visitor from a far-flung destination looking for a lively place to stay over the New Year period, indulge in a magical and luxurious escape at the JW Marriott Auckland with their Festive Holiday package. Designed in partnership with floral experts Curated Botanics, the JW Marriott invites you to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit by booking one of their exclusive suites which has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland featuring decor and florals from Curated Botanics. The package, which includes a stay in one of the decorated hotels suites, is also accompanied by access to a generous buffet breakfast, complimentary parking, and carefully curated Christmas themed welcome amenities combined with a bottle of champagne. Located just a stone’s throw away from shopping destinations like Commercial Bay and Britomart, it also serves as the perfect location to get all of your Christmas shopping.

The Festive Holiday package is available for a limited time only between Monday 20th November and 5 January 2024, by booking here.

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