The latest launches and hottest buys this month
By Samantha Francis
1. Starbucks Sakura Collection
Spring is in full bloom and what better way to celebrate than to drink from a tumbler clothed in sakura petals? Starbucks’ Sakura Collection (from $16.90) includes water bottles, cold cups, mugs and more.
Available at Starbucks outlets.
2. kikki.K Write Your Tomorrow Collection
Keep your dreams and goals in check with kikki.K’s Write Your Tomorrow collection which aims to inspire people with visuals as well as motivating phrases like “Dream Big” and “Draw Your Mind”. Our favourite is the Inspiration Kit ($16.90), which will adorn our walls beautifully.
Available at kikki.K stores.
3. Nubuck Goldfish Purse
There is something charming about carrying an oversized goldfish bag — that’s if you don’t mind the stares. Created by Japanese designer Atelier Iwakiri, the Nubuck Goldfish Purse (from $900) is made to resemble the popular fish pet right down to the scales and fins. The bag is made of leather and cleverly conceals its zipper line along its dorsal fin.
Buy it here.
4. South Bridge Aesthetics Clinic Skincare Line
Three steps are all you need, if you’re looking to streamline your skincare regime. The H20 Intense moisturiser, Night Revitalizer serum and RAD Protect sunblock ($90 each) are the newly launched products from South Bridge Aesthetics Clinic’s new skincare line and is said to be specially formulated for Asian skin.
Featuring the marquee ingredient Resveratrol, the lightweight products come with antioxidant properties to help fight aging and acne.
Available at South Bridge Aesthetics Clinic.
5. Robinsons Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
The warmer seasons are back and we can’t wait to fill our wardrobes with brighter hues. A good place to start is Robinsons’ Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, which features two juxtaposing themes — New Romanticism and Simplexity.
The former showcases a palette of pastels alongside electrifying prints, making it great for mixing and matching your wardrobe. The latter, features monochrome shades in modern silhouettes. Shoppers can expect brands that can exclusive to Robinsons such as Soludos, Windsor Smith, Raoul and more.
Available at Robinsons.
6. IKEA limited edition GILTIG Collection
The first in a series of collaborations with fashion designers, the limited edition IKEA GILTIG collection (from $1.90) features the eye-catching prints of London-based menswear designer Katie Eary on a series of tableware and home textiles.
You’ll find gorgeous fighting fishes in glimmering hues, blue furred cats and leopard prints in psychedelic shades. If you’re looking for a statement piece to spruce up your home, you know where to look.
See more of the collection here. Available in Ikea from April onwards.
7. Nespresso Prodigio
Coffee breaks are now more high-tech than before, thanks to the Nespresso Prodigio (from $398) — the brand’s first ever smartphone connected coffee machine.
It allows users to prepare coffee remotely, be alerted when they are running low on their favourite Grands Crus and even be notified of the perfect time to de-scale or if the capsule container is full.
Available at any Nespresso boutique from Apr 28 onwards.
8. Repetto Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
The Repetto Spring/Summer 2016 Collection features three themes, with our favourite being Party Like It’s 1985. Think shoes and bags with iridescent hues and glittery textures that are perfect for any celebratory occasion.
Take your pick from dapper lace-up Zizi Oxfords in sparkly gradient hues, best juxtaposed with a feminine dress, or reach staggering new heights with entrance-making platforms that are guaranteed to turn heads under the strobe lights.
Available at Repetto.
9. H&M Loves Coachella Collection
Gear up for festival season with the H&M Loves Coachella Collection, a street-savvy collection infused with playfulness and ease.
For ladies, the collection includes folksy blouses, beaded and fringed tops, allover print jumpsuits and denim cut-offs. Hemlines are short and embellishments provide a crafty tingle. For the men, there’ll be printed T-shirts, mismatched shirts, bermudas and denim shorts.
Available in all H&M stores from Mar 31.
10. Comme Home Hexagonal Marble Board
Add a touch of elegance and luxury to your home with the Comme Home Hexagonal Marble Board ($49). The naturally occurring stone comes with unique features in veining and shading — no two boards are alike! Use them for serving cheese, holding vases or your #flatlays.
Shop it here.