Cool heads Only a few more weeks to go before we can start thinking about shorts and T-shirts again. In the meantime, keep your head warm with a Billabong beanie: there's the classic black version (above left; HK$150) and for aspiring rasta's there's the colourful bobble hat (above right; HK$180). Billabong is available at Island Wake, 3/F, 1 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2623 6123.


Belt it out Buying a new belt in January? After all that seasonal excess, it may not be the smartest move, but if you insist then we recommend these rocking C'N'C belts. Make a statement with the black leather belt with stud details (top; HK$2,150) or, if logos are your thing, then this leather number (above; HK$2,000) could be right up your street. C'N'C is in Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0700.


To have and to fold It's a remarkable feat but the designer Valentino will be 81 years young this year. For most of that time, he and his label have remained at the centre of style conversation, and it's not hard to see why: the brand has long mastered the art of turning the mundane into something desirable. We love Valentino's take on the classic billfold (above right; HK$2,500). We are also quite taken with the man purse (above left; HK$8,800), which comes in fetching green leather and has discreet studs on the corners. Valentino is in Harbour City, tel: 2302 0248.



Delon shot Pierre Balmain left behind quite a legacy but judging by recent collections the future of the label is safe in the hands of Olivier Rousteing. We are a fan of Rousteing's moody collection for the Pierre Balmain range, in particular this look of navy knit top with zips (HK$5,750), white shirt (HK$2,850) and trousers (all above left; HK$4,200). Another simple look, which one can imagine a young Alain Delon sporting, comprises the black top with side-zip (HK$5,400) and trousers (both above right; HK$4,450). Pierre Balmain is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2735 2690.