Out shopping

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 16 October, 2011, 12:00am


Shine on

They're not quite ruby slippers but these glittery trainers from Miu Miu's autumn-winter range are almost as magical. They're made from patent leather, arabesque lame or velvet, and decorated with glitter, metal tips or appliqued crystals. Put a spring in your step with these bejewelled brocade lace-ups (top left and bottom left; HK$5,400 a pair), inspired by classic Converse shapes, while the silver trainers (centre left; HK$3,600) mirror the glittery heels seen elsewhere in the collection. Miu Miu is in Lee Gardens Two, Causeway Bay, tel: 2882 7143.

Budding star

French label Leonard has revamped its image - and its boutique in Prince's Building. Founder Daniel Triboullard, who was in Hong Kong recently, took the brand in a fresh direction this season. The label's Asian-inspired peony prints are divine, as seen on the Cyclade printed silk crepon dress (far left; HK$51,000). For a daytime look, we like the printed blouse in Mikado silk jersey (HK$22,800) paired with the chic knee-length skirt (both left; HK$12,000). Leonard is in Prince's Building, Central, tel: 2521 7733.

Glove story

A good pair of gloves is essential as the days get chillier and we're spoiled for choice by the newly launched Cabretta Couture, by Jennifer Chang Carmichael. With a ready-to-wear range as well as custom-made options, Cabretta's buttery-soft gloves are handmade in Britain using top-quality leather. We like the turnback-cuff glove in Ethiopian sheep leather (left; HK$2,000 unlined; HK$2,150 with silk lining) in black and red, or the everyday-use classic glove (below; HK$1,700), which has a slightly elasticated wrist. Cabretta Couture is available at Nude is Rude, 16/F, 1 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, tel: 2867 8842. For custom orders, call 6114 5409.

Cutting edge

Insight is an affordable Australian label with a youthful, hipster vibe. Those who prefer a pair of tough black boots over stilettos may appreciate the daring cut of the blue Ace of Spades dress (far right; HK$629). Our favourite, however, is the black and red Check Norris shirt (right; HK$799). Insight is available at D-Mop, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2175 4881.