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The Fashion Audit: Topshop teamwork, Bear necessities, Speedy scents

What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...

We love… Topshop teamwork

Trusty old Toppers has called upon old friends Meadham Kirchhoff for a new collaboration. True to form for the whimsical designers, the latest offering was inspired by a fictional glam-rock girl group and the result is a scary clash of textures and colour; lace, leather and PVC. 

Shoes £160, topshop.com

We’re not sure about… Bear necessities

Unless you too have been in hibernation, it’s impossible to have missed the new John Lewis festive tearjerker of an ad. If you can’t quite get enough of the dynamic duo, John Lewis has launched a range of themed products, too, including an alarm clock, pyjamas and cuddly bears.

Clock £12, johnlewis.com

We’re buying… Speedy scents

Only the very best behaved receive the much-coveted yellow-and-black Jo Malone boxes under their trees at Christmas. For a hassle-free purchase, the brand has just launched a same-day London delivery, with branded  Morris Minor vans and  Vespas sweeping the city; that’s super-speedy service.

Delivery £15, jomalone.com

We can’t wait for… Scrooge style

Christmas jumpers have seen a revival in recent years but if you’re not into snowflakes and reindeers, try knitwear label Chinti and Parker, which has far more stylish alternatives. There’s a capsule collection of neon styles exclusive to matchesfashion.com or, back by popular demand, letter sweaters.

From £270, chintiand parker.com

We’re saving up for…  Suited and booted

If you’re in need of a dapper makeover this Christmas then where better to turn than Tom Ford? This week the Sloane Street store is hosting a special made-to-measure menswear event where customers can treat themselves to a bespoke fitting for the whole shebang; suit, shirt and shoes. 

29-30 November,  020 3141-7800