The magazine for Sharp Dressing, Drinking, Dining, Travel and Design.

Your chic summer companion

Konfekt is a sharp, elegant and well-turned-out magazine from the creators of Monocle, which launched in December 2020. Edited between Zürich and London, and printed in Germany, it is a rich, sumptuous quarterly publication covering fashion, travel, design, drinking, dining and culture in both English and German. Issue three is on newsstands and is available to order now. Keep up to date with all things Konfekt via our equally joyful newsletter and monthly podcast.

With good humour, an exacting eye and a brave spirit, Konfekt celebrates a chic, understated glamour, seeks out lesser-known stories and opens closed doors. It’s an ebullient host, a long mountain trek with spirited conversation, an elegant dive into azure waters and a sunny afternoon on a wooden 1967 Swiss launch fuelled by several bottles of good wine. Issue 3 is an ode to summer that features inspiring island interiors, top tables around the world and elegant looks for holidays in the sun.

Edited by Monocle magazine’s senior editor and former Paris editor Sophie Grove and with Marcela Palek as style director, Konfekt also calls on a roster of leading journalists, thinkers and photographers from Germany, Switzerland, France and beyond. Konfekt offers an authoritative voice with wit, wisdom and just the right amount of warmth and wonder.

1. Read: stay in touch

Our fortnightly newsletter delivers dispatches from the Konfekt editors and correspondents on the world of design, travel, food, fashion and culture. Whether it’s a family atelier crafting the finest products or a new restaurant or hotel, Konfekt Kompakt is a bulletin of covetable addresses and a fount of new ideas. With comment, analysis and interviews, it’s a not-to-be-missed addition to your inbox.

2. Listen: stay tuned

Hosted by Konfekt’s editor, Sophie Grove, our monthly podcast is like the dinner party you’d love to attend. Konfekt listeners can count on great conversation, insights, ideas and reports from the world of fashion, craft, food and travel – not to mention a sunny soundtrack.

Greek antiques, making scents of summer and creating a splash

The latest episode of Konfekt Korner is an ode to both summer and the senses, and their ability to spark memories that in turn work as inspiration. Sophie Grove, Marcela Palek and Gillian Dobias meet Slovakian fashion designer Kristína Šipulová to talk about how her country’s long history with traditional embroidery and macramé influences her designs. Then we’re shown around the Greek home of a creative director who recalls memories of treasure-hunting with her mother, and we smell the essence of summer to help us escape to orange groves and forests with perfumer Lyn Harris. Elsewhere, Swiss-Tamil singer Priya Ragu tells us how she draws on her heritage to create perfect summer pop, we learn about a mountain spa treatment called Kneipp, and Robert Bound muses on the performative nature of diving.

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3. PURCHASE: Join us

Issue 3 is an ode to the summer road trip; we visit the French cowboys of the Camargue (and meet the artisans crafting their distinctive apparel) and hit the road with Slovakian fashion designer Kristína Šipulová. We’ll pull up a chair (and pour a glass of soave) for a long, searching lunch with a circle of formidable designers at the Venice Architecture Biennale and sit down for a long meal in the Turkish town of Izmir cooking and preserving their Sephardic Jewish recipes.

As an extra treat, you can now buy a Konfekt subscription and have the next four issues in the series delivered straight to your door – wherever you are in the world. You will receive Konfekt with the seasons; issue 3 will arrive in early summer (June), issue 4 will drop as autumn descends (August) , issue 5 will land in winter (November) and issue 6 will come back for a spring 2022 debut.

Missed our big debut? Purchase the launch issue of Konfekt magazine, or pick up issue 2.

Rue de Verneuil Tote bag

Rue de Verneuil – named after the brand’s studio address in central Paris – brings a vibrant retro flourish to its French-made bags. Our tote, made of cotton with canvas lining, comes with a detachable strap so can be slung from the shoulder or carried by hand. If that doesn't sway you, the contrasting camel and orange candy stripes surely will.

Zeus + Dione Kaftan

Zeus+Dione's designs – colourful, geometric and bearing the Delta insignia – celebrate the brand's Greek heritage. This roomy long-sleeved caftan, is made in Greece from an intricate striped, textured cotton jacquard and completed with a pair of pockets and a white poplin collar.

Mühlbauer Turban

Konfekt has teamed up with Mühlbauer on a pair of turbans – one in navy-and-white-striped cotton shirting, the other in soft black-cotton jersey. This Omar turban design, which can be pulled on like a cap, is a signature of the Viennese hat-making workshop, which was founded by Julianna Mühlbauer and is now run by her great-grandson Klaus.