The bright side
This winter, avoid getting SAD (seasonal affective disorder) with a shot of colour from Bottega Veneta's sapphire cashmere caban (HK$33,500), matching garnet wool jumper (HK$6,180), Nero cords (HK$3,280), vintage calf fuzzy suede tote (HK$22,500) and calf ankle boots (all right; HK$8,380). For laid-back elegance, there's the anthracite alpaca wool cardigan (HK$11,100), pyrite melange canapa wool lapel scarf (HK$6,680) and espresso cotton-wool T-shirt (HK$3,880), which mingles well with the Nero calf ankle boots (same as before) and Corniola cords (all far right; HK$3,280). Bottega Veneta is in The Landmark, Central, tel: 2973 0882.
The pleasure of leather
A good leather belt or shoe is one that can mould itself to suit any outfit and occasion. So, if you're planning to invest wisely in your wardrobe, head to Hermes. We are loving the simplicity and elegance of the brand's black suede and leather slip on (top; HK$6,900) while the classic brown leather shoe (above; HK$8,500) is a timeless staple. Hermes is in Pacific Place, tel: 2522 6229.
Keep your hat on
To warm cold ears this winter, head to American Eagle Outfitters' new store in Tsim Sha Tsui's Miramar Shopping Centre (tel: 2375 3922). Striped shirts and tees make up the brand's signature items, but we were greatly amused by the faux hawk of the Juno Mohawk Trapper hat (above right; HK$340) and the toasty-looking Navajo Knit Trapper hat (above; HK$340).
If you're looking to stand out from the madding crowd, head to Jean Paul Gaultier to amp up and vamp up your designer duds. The glistening full-sleeve top (below; HK$26,980) has just the right amount of sparkle while, for the brave, there's the black rib jacket (left; HK$49,980). Jean Paul Gaultier is in Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2918 0374.