For How To Spend It’s 20th anniversary, we have turned an entire issue of the magazine over to raising funds for charity. Every item pictured in the November 29 issue is now available to buy on Christies.com/htsi, with all proceeds going to Save the Children. Our Eclectibles shopping page is no exception – in fact we had three; for him, for her and for the home. From an 18ct gold Dolce & Gabbana timepiece decorated with a delicate ruby (bids from £3,200) to an assortment of bags made from exotic skins, our women’s Eclectibles in particular has much to tempt.
No such medley would be complete without at least one sparker. This anniversary issue, we present you with two. A chic complement to an elegant up-do, Cassandra Goad’s exquisite smoky quartz gold drop earrings (bids from £700) will turn heads at dinner and cocktail parties alike. If brightly eye-catching elegance is more your style, try Pomellato’s Nudo ring (bids from £1,400, first picture). With a sky-blue topaz stone set in 58 white diamonds, this is a colourful version of an iconic Pomellato piece.
Weekend getaways call for luggage that’s as compact as it is chic. To celebrate its original line of 19th-century luxury travelwear, Parisian leather master Lancel has crafted a cabin-sized Bourbon-hued suitcase (bids from £450) featuring the signature envelope design. Now for that practical yet elegant handbag. Perhaps Bally’s triple colour-blocked Sommet tote (bids from £450) would be a suitable choice? Meanwhile, evening glamour is well taken care of with clutches in striking skins: Anya Hindmarch’s Georgiana python clutch in royal blue (bids from £450, third picture) and Mulberry’s ostrich envelope wallet (bids from £350), which has a purple lustre.
Elsewhere, stay on trend with Burberry’s cashmere/wool blanket poncho, monogrammed with your initials (bids from £400, second picture). Seen on style influencers Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker, the check-patterned cape is the chicest way to wrap up this winter. In keeping with a personalised theme, cashmere expert Loro Piana has pledged a handcrafted Aramis hat for the auction in beaver and hare fur (bids from £500). But if you’re searching for something coolly classic, take a look at Hermès’ signature Collier de Chien belt, with statement gold-plated studs (bids from £550, fourth picture), which is inspired by vintage dog collars.
How To Spend It is auctioning these items in aid of Save the Children in an online sale hosted by Christie’s – now live and ending on Thursday December 11. Bidding starts from £350 at www.christies.com/htsi. For more information, visit our How To Give It page.