Hello Summer !
Hello Summer : our summer hot picks
Finally, the summer warmth and holidays are here again! This is the perfect time to recharge your batteries and laze around for hours on the beach. So that you can make the most of this special time, Le Bon Marché has selected its women’s summer wardrobe essentials for you. From a little beach dress to a swimsuit, must-have beauty products or the best novels, here’s a quick look at our hot picks for the summer. It's time to pack your bags and fly away to far-off destinations carefree and with a full suitcase!
The perfect swimsuit is a must-have for summer and spending time relaxing by the pool. This season, the one-piece swimsuit is making a comeback in bright colours, such as the one from Santiago, or in more neutral shades with a pretty bow, like the very sophisticated swimsuit from Marysia. For those who are loyal to the irreplaceable two-piece, RYE has kaleidoscopic and colourful bikinis to wear together or mix and match.
For the rest of the summer wardrobe, our favourites are light dresses and skirts in vivid and fresh colours, which show off a tanned complexion. The Lemlem clothing brand has tunic dresses for putting on as you come off the beach; they are hand-woven in a light, dusty-pink cotton, which feels like summer.
Summer is also – and above all – the time to take care of yourself and, in particular, your skin. In addition to a sun cream, it is important to pop a soothing cream or milk into your suitcase to apply after being out in the sun. The La mer and Kos brands have aftersun ranges with repairing properties, and they help to enhance a tan. When it comes to make-up, we will be going for light make-up and nude tones. Bobbi Brown makes eyeshadow palettes in warm and metallic colours, which subtly illuminate the eyes.
To accessorise clothing, the very fashionable brand Jimmy Fairly offers a wide choice of high-end sunglasses with particular attention to detail. As for bags, it is impossible to miss the huge trend for basket bags or tiny clutches, which add a bohemian touch to the silhouette. In this style, the Made in Mada brand weaves its clutches entirely by hand using raffia for a chic and laid-back look. The other big success of the summer is the pompom, which is appearing on all our feet and heads. The Italian brand Gia Couture makes sandals with multicoloured pompoms, which are reminiscent of the vivid colours of the Mediterranean coast.
Of course, no trip is possible without the essential suitcase. Eastpak, in collaboration with Paul & Joe, has launched a collection of bags in all styles, which are both functional and elegant with unique prints on luxury canvas.
You can discover this selection all summer at Le Bon Marché, and it will guarantee great holidays anywhere in the world. All that’s left to do is find your passport!
The summer selection from our booksellers
Ready for an adventure: “Le grand marin” by Catherine Poulain. Readers will be swept away by the talent of storyteller C. Poulain, who has produced an honest, gritty and highly autobiographical book, which has already been awarded 8 literary prizes.
Crime fiction for the summer: “Fay” by Larry Brown. A dark yet moving thriller, which is tinged with inevitability and carries us away, leaving a bitter aftertaste.
For an air of scandal: “L'argent des autres” by Justin Cartwright. Tubal & Co, the United Kingdom’s finest bank, is on the verge of scandal. Pretence and betrayal are the ingredients in an explosive, truly British cocktail!