Convenience, uniqueness and kindness are the buzzwords in our retail vocabulary this month. Which of these are going to set you off on a shopping spree?
Private and Personal
If Louis Vuitton weren’t in a league of their own already, their luxurious customisations have now reached new heights. Through specially developed technology, the original stripes and personal initials can now be applied to soft pieces, from bags to small leather goods. Trunks and other pieces continue to be painted by hand. It means that the Mon Damier Graphite line for men can have a unique stamp.
Mango has added a new feature to its Scan&Shop mobile app. The innovative technology makes it possible to purchase and locate items in stores via scanning images from catalogues and advertisements. The service is only available for devices using the iOS operating system, although a version for Android will be launched shortly.
Shopping for a Cause
H&M is a fashion company that constantly supports the community through social action. The All for Children collection is now available and offers an active-wear line for kids of all ages. Twenty-five per cent of sales go towards UNICEF to give vulnerable little ones in the world a better future through education.
Salvatore Ferragamo presents Ferragamo MINI, an exclusive capsule collection for children. Available in sizes 27 to 33, the designs pay special attention to comfort with rubber soles and soft fits. In a wide range of textures – soft suede, glittery fabric, laminated and laser-cut nappa – the shoes are practically hand-picked for little princesses.
Eye Make-up Guide
Make-up artist Bobbi Brown is releasing her eighth beauty book: Everything Eyes published by Chronicle Books. The latest volume teaches us how to make eyes stand out using the right make-up and correct tools. Step-by-step tutorials are included as well as tips for what works best for your eye shape and colour.