It’s the end of the year and you deserve a touch of luxury for yourself! Go on and treat yourself to classic gifts that last—as they say a little goes a long way and it’s time to invest in items you’ll cherish for years, some for a lifetime!
Carry It Well
Prada Cleo Bag
Prada’s popular designs have been reissued to overwhelming reception over the years. The latest rerelease draws from Prada’s iconic design from the 90s and visits a classic shape drawing from the fashion house’s prized archives. The new Prada Cleo bags are crafted from smooth spazzolato leather (brushed calfskin), with each bag formed over custom lasts so the bag holds its shape using a technique that dates to Prada’s inception, harking to the house’s leather savoir faire. A curved design forms the base of the bag with the back sitting lower than the front for a multi-dimensional appearance. Two different looks inform the bag, one with a top flap and one with a top opening, available in two sizes. We love this beautiful version in Aqua to herald new beginnings and Spring!
Chopard Happy Hearts Golden Hearts Bangle
Part of the Chopard X 007 Collection, this bangle sees Caroline Scheufle, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director commemorating the Bond Woman ideal—courageous, spirited and determined— with a special bangle, reinterpreting the Happy Hearts by filling the larger heart with ethical 18K rose gold while the smaller heart features a 0.19K white Happy Diamond. This is a precious gift to reward yourself and remind you of your own strength and resilience.
Write & Roll
Montblanc Great Characters Edition: Elvis Presley
Montblanc’s latest Great Characters collection pays tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley. The legend—credited for bringing Rock & Roll to public consciousness and forever changing the musical landscape as we know it with over 1 billion records sold to date—is now commemorated in a series of writing instruments that draw heavily from his Las Vegas comeback concert, Aloha From Hawaii. Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Limited Edition 1935, inspired by his white “Aloha Eagle Suit”, has “Jailhouse Rock” engraved on the handcrafted, rhodium-coated Au 750 solid gold nib with a bold lacquer eagle inlay worked into the cap. Montblanc Great Characters Elvis Presley Limited Edition 98 sees the eagle from his costume with the cap top featuring a floating Montblanc emblem with gold dust beneath. The barrel is decorated with the quote “Elvis has left the building” in contrasting letters; similarly, the Au 750 solid gold nib is embellished with an engraving of the song “Suspicious Minds.”
Bally Marcus Leather Sneakers
The purveyor of excellent leather footwear and accessories reinterprets the sneaker with The Marcus in navy leather with a white, super lightweight rubber sole that is proprietary to the Bally Lift sneaker collection. The rubber sole lends the series its gravity-defying name with incredible lightness and enduring comfort. As always, the iconic Bally Stripe detail in woven leather and contrast colour trim places The Marcus squarely within the luxury shoemaker’s coveted range.