Branching out For day-to-day use, we don't always have to go with luxurious gems or heavy metals - a wooden piece with an intriguing design can sometimes say more. Marimekko's latest autumn-winter collection highlights geometry and bold colours, as seen on the Rata necklace (left; HK$750), the colourful Keinu bracelet (below right; HK$495), and the more muted black and white version (HK$495). Marimekko is at 42 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2203 4218. Tough love Chanel is showing its tough side this season. Incorporating the brand's signature diamond quilted pattern and with a delicate Chanel chain running above the sole, the black boot (above right; HK$15,100) is ripe for some stylish stomping. Meanwhile, the shearling beige short boot (HK$10,300) clearly takes a lead from rappers' beloved Timberlands. Chanel is in Harbour City, tel: 2735 3220. Purple phase We are not big fans of the phrase "must have". However, when it comes to a drawstring tote we relent. Coach's Legacy pebbled-leather drawstring shoulder bag (above; HK$4,500) is not only a fantastic colour, it also provides more than enough space for all your essentials. For a sophisticated evening option, there's the small Legacy Flight cross body bag (left; HK$2,850). Coach is in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, tel: 2175 0195. Ahead of your time Sandro's latest collection features an oversized silhouette that's assertive yet feminine. The shoulders of the Mythique coat (HK$6,490) are rounded, creating a futuristic look when paired with the Taquin jumper (HK$1,645) and the unconventional Parfum trousers (HK$2,190; all left). Continuing the futuristic theme is the wool, cashmere and leather navy blue jacket (below; HK$3,839), which would make a great autumn staple. Sandro is in Lee Gardens 2, Causeway Bay, tel: 2972 2115.