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Weekly Obsessions: Burberry’s pocket bag, Maison Kitsuné x Heeley Paris EDP and more

As editors at Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new luxury goods daily, but with so many new releases rolling out all the time, it’s all but impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s what you’ll find in Weekly Obsessions: a running list of highly covetable items we’re currently mad about — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. From the must-have fashion pieces of the moment to age-defying beauty products, scroll down to see what our editors are obsessing over this week.

Burberry mini logo graphic canvas and leather pocket bag

I’ve been looking at a lot of the Spring/Summer 2020 collection lately and this particular bag (and maybe a few more) from Burberry (HK$8,100) has caught my eyes. The canvas fabric is very popular for the warmer season, but is usually found in the form of a shopper tote, so I’m quite intrigued by this distinctive and structured silhouette inspired from Burberry’s archive designs, which features leather trims, top handle and an extra pocket that makes it rather effortless but sophisticated. Seems like a lot of people share my interest, because I’ve been told that there was a waiting list for it post-fashion show. Luckily, you can now get your hands on one, in both colours, in stores and online right here. —Cindie Chan, Style Editor

Birkenstock x Monocle ‘Arizona’ travel sandals

Less than half a decade ago, the idea of wearing sandals in an urban setting — never mind on a train or aeroplane — would have been considered verboten. Now, in a world that’s becoming increasingly relaxed and (hopefully) forgiving, we’re all less quick to judge when acquaintances show up shod in open-toed footwear. That might explain why watershed publications like Monocle are getting in on the action, with the release of a one-time collaboration with Birkenstock (approx HK$1,903). The “Foreign Policy meets Vanity Fair” style mag has turned its in-house designers loose on the classic ‘Arizona’ silhouette — still made with Birkenstock’s pioneering cork footbed and double buckled straps in the brand’s Neustadt factory. Pair with the included beige-on-white socks for an effortless, travel-friendly look. —Randy Lai, Watches Editor

Nanushka ‘Eddy’ belted vegan leather shirt

Leather material is not only very versatile, but also comes with the magical ability to instantly breathe a luxurious flair into any design. Such is the case with this ‘Eddy’ shirt by Nanushka (HK$2,915), which comes in a classic Western style complete with flap pockets and curved seams, but made in vegan leather for an elevated appeal. I also love how it’s been made in a relaxed fit with an added belt around the waist, so you can not only wear it as a top, but also as a jacket too. —CC

Maison Kitsuné x Heeley Paris Note de Yuzu EDP

Working from a brief of ‘traditional Japanese yuzu bath’, perfumer James Heeley’s Note de Yuzu (HK$1,125 for 100ml) is a slightly left-of-field take on the average citrus EDP, capitalising effectively on the multicultural influences of its creators. On projection, Note de Yuzu cycles through a cavalcade of refreshing fruits. Flavours of mandarine, lemon, lime and bitter grapefruit eventually make space for vetiver — evoking, in this particular combination, the aroma of steam coming off freshly splashed mineral rocks. Over the course of several hours, base notes of white musk follow, which have a welcome balancing effect on the initial sunniness of this fragrance — perfect for clear spring days, marked by gentle breezes. —RL

Cindie Chan
Style Editor
Fashion blogger turned editor, Cindie has spent over seven years covering all things stylish in the digital world. When she’s not busy poring over the latest covetable releases or attending the most talked-about fashion events in town, you’ll find her enjoying some precious downtime with her newborn son and sweet dog Rosy.