Stick your neck out So everyone knows that Hermès is the go-to brand for silk scarves, especially during this season of giving. But if you can't afford the HK$4,000 price tag, there are other, more boutique options. Esther Bronte's silk scarves feature interesting original prints with faded colours (HK$850 each) and are available online at




Made for walking Italian footwear label Pennyblack has cornered the market for simple, elegant boots for the winter, with the brown knee-high flat boot (above left; HK$3,280) and black heeled ankle boot (above right; HK$2,680). Pennyblack is in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, tel: 2722 9621.




Holding a torch We've watched with delight as 3.1 Philip Lim has grown and grown over the past few years. Can you tell we're big fans? Definitely on our Christmas wish list are the Continental zip purses (above right; HK$3,590 each) and this gorgeous Pashli satchel in copper, white and black (above left; HK$10,590). 3.1 Phillip Lim is in Gateway Arcade, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2113 0311.




Monki do Though you most probably will, you don't have to break the bank to stay stylish this winter, as Swedish high street-brand Monki shows. Thrifty hipsters can party down in the kaleidoscopic long print dress (above right; HK$400), or relax in the grey slouchy knit top (HK$250) and mustard trousers (both above left; HK$350). We also like the oversized green Erin blazer (above centre) at only HK$500. Monki is in Langham Place, Mong Kok, tel: 3585 8026.