Bags behind the baubles

Later this month, the glittering baubles and watches that line cases in Cartier's boutiques will be competing for the spotlight with Marcello de Cartier bags.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Perrin Paris

Who started it? Leather accessories company Perrin Paris was established in 1893. It has remained a family-run firm, with current chief executive, Michel Perrin, marking the fourth generation to look after the brand. The house recently invested millions in its own manufacturing plant, to ensure the quality of its products from start to finish.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

1950s RETRO

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Two men and their baggage

Thanks to the phenomenal success of Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty retrospective last year, fashion houses are lining up to host exhibitions that tell their stories.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Handbag shopper seeks damages

A 32-year-old woman is seeking compensation from Lane Crawford after she said she was locked in a VIP room at the luxury department store while staff looked into her request to authenticate a HK$17,900 bag she had bought there.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ocean inspiration

The oceanic and underwater themes of the Spring-Summer 2012 season have seen endless inspiration from the various fashion houses, with designers breaking from humdrum beach-inspired pieces for offerings that are never shabby and always chic. Chanel's line has been impressive as always, but Karl Lagerfeld isn't one to just sit back and drift into a standard seaside theme.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I love Victoria Beckham's style and was excited when I heard she was designing dresses, but when they came out I was shocked by the prices. So you can imagine how I felt when I heard she had a lower-end line called Victoria. Do you know where I can get it?

V for Victoria, Discovery Bay

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Olympia Le-Tan

Who started it? As the daughter of French illustrator and bibliophile Pierre Le-Tan, Olympia has been around creative individuals her whole life. Her debut into fashion was a prestigious one, when she won an internship under Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, and went on to take an apprenticeship with Gilles Dufour at Balmain.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Leave Ladies' Purse Day as it is - a signature event

The success of Sa Sa Ladies' Purse Day was inescapable once again on Sunday. The meeting, which had been just another day's racing until the cosmetics company Sa Sa got involved with the Jockey Club to make it more of an event, now ranks third behind Lunar New Year and International Day in terms of crowd and atmosphere.

19 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Effortless city chic

The contents of Susanna Ngao's wardrobe and enviable shoe rack present a neatly arranged picture of New York chic.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Local stars come out for fashion's big guns

The red carpet has been rolled out for major local celebrities at late night fashion parties over the past few weeks. There was the Marc Jacobs event at The Landmark, which drew crowds. Gucci also showed its popular autumn-winter 2011 range at a hall in the convention centre, showcasing a branded Fiat 500 and, more interestingly, a rolling screen of archival pictures.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK Streets


Clutch: Naraya Dress: Vivienne Westwood Shoes: Rachel Comey


Shoes: Fred Perry Shorts: Uniqlo Tee: unknown


Tee: O'Quinn Shorts: No Fear Sandals: Kustom


Outfit: Taiwanese brands


2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Double happiness

IN 2007, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen added another dimension to their ever-burgeoning merchandise empire by launching The Row, a high-end clothing line inspired by the bespoke tradition of London's Savile Row.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Talk turns to cake and instant noodles at Loewe reopening

Luxury handbags always draw women out of the woodwork - especially celebrities and socialites.

Canto-pop singer and actress Kelly Chen Wai-lam attended the reopening of Spanish leather bag and coat maker Loewe's new shop at Ocean Centre on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Designer-bag business makes dreams come true

Since its colonial days Hong Kong has never ceased to be a 'city of dreams' for those who aspired to wealth and success.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am