While Hong Kong’s frenetic work pace never stops rolling, we’ve been feeling just a tad bit uninspired lately with the daily 9-5. So what’s the best cure for a case of the midday blues? Retail therapy, of course! Here are a few of the items that have caught our eye as we browse the spring offerings from some of our favourite shops in What Sassy Mama Wants this month…
Merrick Perspex Swirl KOTUR Clutch
There’s nothing uninspiring about KOTUR’s new spring collection: we’re loving the eye-catching, colourful designs and glitz and glamour, especially in their range of beautiful new clutches. The Merrick Perspex Swirl features a pearlescent finish with multi-colour swirls that will add a spark of interest to any LBD or evening dress. The clutch also comes with a drop-in shoulder chain if you want to go hands-free and is roomy enough to fit your phone and key makeup must-haves for an evening out – time to kick up those heels!
Find it: Available for $6,490 from www.koturltd.com.
Citykeys Octopus Watch
Now here’s a cool new way to carry around your Octopus card (or watch in this case)! Watch Concept has produced a line of Octopus-enabled watches that can be used in lieu of your Octopus card anywhere in Hong Kong, so there’ll be no more losing your card or digging through your purse to find it while throngs of people pass you by. Citykeys Octopus watches are functional and aesthetic, making them the perfect practical accessory. The children’s line is available in a range of fun cartoon characters, while the adult watches offer a choice of several different colours with a sleek design. If you’re like us, mamas, and have a penchant for continually losing your cards and belongings, you’ll want to pick up one of these essential strap-on accessories pronto – and don’t forget to snag one for the kids!
Use code ‘sassy mama’ to enjoy a 10% discount and free shipping anywhere in Hong Kong! Available at www.citykeys.com.hk; $288 for kids watches and $358-468 for adult watches.
Linea Negra Asymmetrical Lace Tank
Linea Negra is one of our go-to’s for comfortable, stylish and affordable maternity wear, and now’s the perfect time to stock up as they’ve just launched an online shopping site with sales up to 50% off! We’re loving this casual Asymmetrical Lace Tank, if you’re just starting to sprout a baby bump as Hong Kong’s summer weather sets in. It’s cool, fashionable yet functional, and a slimming dark colour with just a peep to show up your beautiful growing bump!
Find it: Available on sale now for $413 here.
Pink Sleeper Bed and Tree Bookcase
If you’re stuck for interior design ideas for your little ones’ bedroom – Cuckooland is sure to have something to peak your interest! In fact, they’ve put together a special range of ‘Jurassic Park’-inspired furniture this season in anticipation of the movie launch in June and impending dinosaur-fever at home. They’ve got everything from stuffed dinosaur bedtime toys to cool dinosaur wallpaper, and something a little more subtly mimicking the jungle theme with this Sleeper Bed and Tree Bookcase by manufacturer Mathy by Bols, in pink or blue. Get it now and spruce up your little one’s room before the jungle fever hits!
Find it: Available to ship to Hong Kong for $21,880 at Cuckooland.
Venice from Francesca Bags
You can never have enough bags – at least that’s our motto here at Sassy Mama HQ! As we dream of adding to our burgeoning collection, we can’t help but lust over the beautiful designs from Francesca Bags. The simple shapes mixed with unique textural elements and accessories have created the ultimate everyday bag to add sophistication to your daytime look. We particularly love the Venice Bag, with its crafted supple black and white snake fabric in a subtle mocha colour, and its three interior pockets for holding all your essentials.
Find it: Available for $670 from Zalora Marketplace.
Boho Blade Hinged Cuff from Rebecca Minkoff
If you’re a fan of Rebecca Minkoff like us, you’ll be excited to learn that the brand is about to launch their first store in Hong Kong, located in the bustling Ocean Terminal. Opening its doors in April, the store will stock the latest from the whimsical Spring Summer 2015 collection, including ready-to-wear outfits, bags, accessories, footwear and more. Can’t wait? Hop online and enjoy free shipping to Hong Kong for orders of USD$300 or more. We’re eyeing this Boho Blade Hinged Cuff, which can add a bit of shine to any day or night outfit!
Find it: Available for $992 at www.rebeccaminkoff.com
Monsoon Bora Bora Skorts
This British children’s wear brand is a favourite with Sassy Mama, and their Spring / Summer collection offers everything from party outfits to beachwear to accessorise your little ones. We’re loving the flowery, frilly dresses, boho tops and skirts, and unique twists like 3D petals on a sheer white dress. Planning a spring getaway? Pick up a pair of these Bora Bora Skorts for your little girl – she’ll love the colourful, eye-catching pattern and super-stretchy waistband which makes for a comfortable wear throughout the day!
Find it: Available for $160 at Monsoon, Unit L2-36, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2347 9966, www.facebook.com/MonsoonChildrenHK