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Konfekt is a sharp, elegant and well-turned-out new 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 two is on newsstands and is available to order now. It also offers an equally informed 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 mountain trek, a winter spin on a handsome bike and even a leap into an icy lake (with the promise of a warming Reisetbauer eau de vie).

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.

Spring fashion, smart textiles and the sound of the city.

Put a spring in your step with the latest episode of ‘Konfekt Korner’, in which we meet Lucinda Chambers and Molly Molloy, founders of fashion brand Colville, and chat to them about sustainability in luxury fashion and their collaborations with craftspeople from around the world. We also hear from Dutch designer Hella Jongerius at her exhibition about weaving in Berlin and head to a new shop in Lisbon that is flying the flag for artisanal goods made in Portugal. Plus: writer Nadia Owusu tells us how her late father and an international upbringing made her fall in love with buskers.

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3. PURCHASE: Join us

Issue 2 of Konfekt is out now and brimming with spring looks, city dispatches and important conversations. We scope out a fine vineyard in Porquerolles, profile a Portuguese palace-turned-residence and visit Vienna’s 16th-century Spanish Riding School to meet the women behind the reins. There are thoughtful essays, recipes, regimes and a weekend itinerary in Sardinia, plus interiors to covet and interviews with inspiring women.

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 2 will put a spring in your step, issue 3 will arrive in early summer, issue 4 will drop as autumn descends and issue 5 will land in winter.

Keen to learn more? Then it’s time to turn the page. Here are five things you’ll learn under the covers.

1. How to flambé (Finnish style).

That is, cut with jallu brandy. A tutorial over the stove with actress Alma Pöysti, who stars in the recent biopic of Moomin creator Tove Jansson.

2. How to rewrite the rules of fashion retail.

A conversation with the Berlin-based founders of Gembalies, a brand that uses salons to engage (and gauge) its customers. It turns out that getting to know your clientele is a winning ticket.

3. The call of the sea.

Take to the waves with artist and fashion designer Marguerite Bartherotte, who works in a bosky alfresco studio on the tip of the Cap Ferret peninsula in France.

4. How to play town and country mouse.

We introduce a Parisian couple who have decamped to Lisbon, acquired a faded urban 18th-century palácio and built a sleek simple timber seaside cabin on the beach.

5. A lesson in mixing the perfect shakerato.

The iced espresso is a staple of Italian zinc countertops and ideal to put a spring in your step on balmy days.

Missed our big debut? The launch issue of Konfekt magazine is available to buy here.

Rue de Verneuil Tote bag

Konfekt has teamed up with Rue de Verneuil to create a head-turning tote. Rue de Verneuil – named after the brand’s studio address in central Paris – brings a vibrant retro flourish to its French-made bags. Its founder, Vincent Ribat, a former interior designer, has a way with colour and prints, and his designs recall both the sturdy canvas American tool bags of the 1950s and the sun-kissed glamour of the French Riviera. 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.