5 reasons to visit Faradays this week

As if we ever need an excuse to stop by Auckland’s most elegant and exclusive shopping destination, but here are a handful that have the Remix team rearranging our schedules this week: the latest in Louboutins, future heirlooms from Love and Object, fresh off the runway fashion and accessories by Alexandre Vaulthier and Givenchy, plus extended hours to enjoy the divine winter menu at Faradays Bar, or a flute or two while you shop…

Christian Louboutin Jen Love Alta

From catwalk to curbside, the platform heel is making a warm and welcome return to our closets, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Who better to hail in the hot heel than footwear fanatics Christian Louboutin via their new Jen Love Alta style. A reworking of the Maison’s signature peep-toe sandal built on a platform last, Jen Love Alta is handmade in Italy using supple calfskin leather, perched atop a 120 mm wrapped stiletto heel and (of course) donning the iconic red lacquered sole we know and love. Reach new heights with a shoe we’re head over heels for with Christian Louboutin. Available exclusively at Faradays in New Zealand

Love and Object 1960s Rodo Clamshell Clutch

Inspired by the ocean, this stunning vintage clutch oozes 1960’s glamour while inviting us to open the shell-shaped bag to reveal a long-awaited pearl, or perhaps (more likely) a rogue lipstick rolling around the bottom. With a glossy and matte textured brass outer, this rare and beautiful clam-shaped bag features gold leather lining and can be worn as a clutch or used with its fine gold-toned chain. A true heirloom piece, it's available as part of local vintage authority, Love and Object's exclusive third edit for the luxury department store.

Alexandre Vauthier New Season Accessories

Having trained at Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier prior to launching his eponymous label in 2008, Alexandre Vauthier has since garnered a cult following of his own for his high-octane collections. From ready-to-wear staples and drool-worthy accessories to cult-status footwear collections that render us speechless, Vauthier is our leading authority on all things sartorial and stylish. The master Parisian designer's dramatic, yet still effortlessly wearable pieces are equal parts glamorous, playful and sophisticated. Don’t believe us? Just take a look at the Constance Pump, dressed in patent leather, perspex and Swarovski crystal adornments, or the just-arrived Couture Cup Swarovski Bracelet, Necklace and Earrings. All available, of course, at Faradays.

New Season Givenchy

Whether your head is being turned by new-season tailoring, luxe athleisure pieces are filling your wardrobe, or statement accessories are being frequently added to your next-to-invest-in list, Givenchy's latest drop appeals to all. Under the creative direction of Matthew M. Williams, the heritage house once again redefines the dress code of the era, cleverly mixing edgy, embellished streetwear with sartorial savoir-faire and elegant couture techniques. Featuring globally coveted pieces like the U-lock Tailored Jacket, Mini Skirt Layered Trouser, Broderie Anglaise Sandals, and off-duty essentials in collaboration with artist Josh Smith. Discover the must-have men's, women's and unisex edit, available online now, and in-store.

An After Work Flute at Faraday's Bar

By popular demand, Faraday's Bar and Faradays store have now extended their hours, meaning more time to check out Parnell’s luxury department store. Make the most of winter's longer evenings with friends and loved ones, and explore the fine wine and champagne list at their resident bar, now with more time to savour the moment. And should you wish to indulge in a little late-night browsing, or to buy that last minute gift, let their luxury emporium lure you in, with new arrivals landing each and every week.