The Millennial Shopping List: An Ultimate Luxury Guide (from Réalisation Par to Louise Olsen)
June 20, 2018
From Réalisation Par’s easy-breezy anywhere wrap dresses to Louise Olsen’s strucuturally beautiful jewellery pieces, we’ve compiled an Ultimate Luxury Shopping Guide for millennials with the taste of the high life.
The current preferrence is for clothes that forgo bells and whistles, look effortless and skew towards ethical and sustainable make
1. Designed by Australian designers Alexandra Spencer and Teale Talbot, Réalisation Par specializes in easy-breezy, throw in your tote and wear anywhere wrap dresses that look good dressed up or down.
Where to get it: Réalisation Par is available on <realisationpar.com>
2. If you’ve ever spotted Manila’s coolest girls around town in flowery, ruffled dresses and cool-crop tops, they’re probably wearing Reformation, a brand that has helped reinvent the look of sustainable fashion.
Where to get it: Reformation is available on <thereformation.com>
3. After a bingewatch of Netflix’s Wild Wild Country where you decide all you want to wear is linen in shades of warm reds, mustard yellows and dusty pinks, the perfect brand to hit up is Araw, a Filipino vintage-inspired line of tropical basics with a minimal aesthetic.
Where to get it: Araw is available on <araw-araw.com> and Tropa, on Unit 5I, 117 Aguirre, Legazpi Village, Makati or on <tropastore.com>
4. Hit up Fini for your next beach trip and indulge in the brand’s glamorous and vibrant prints. All pieces are sold on a limited edition run during every sample sale to ensure you have a one of a kind piece.
Where to get it: Fini is available on <byfini.com>
Handheld handbags aplenty in logo-free and interesting geometrical shapes
1. Danse Lente, which means Slow Dance in French, is a handbag and small leather goods label based in London with an aesthetic inspired by modern architecture. Each piece has a playful element integrated in each design.
Where to get it: Danse Lente is available on <danselente.com>
2. A former Fashion Director at Reformation, Sarah Staudinger created Staud, directly influenced by the cool-girl LA look. The handbags are eyecatching, with materials used in new and vibrant ways and perfect for the summer.
Where to get it: Staud is available on <staud.clothing>
3. An authority in Leather goods for over 170 years, Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson has injected the Spanish maison with a fresh injection of relevance.
Where to get it: Loewe is available on <loewe.com/eur/en/home> and at Adora, Greenbelt 5
4. Turkish sisters Beste and Merve Manastir launcged Manu Atelier, a line that takes inspiration from their father and his skill in leather craftsmanship. The mix of quality technique and the highest standard of material use with contemporary shapes makes this brand one to watch in the years to come.
Where to get it: Manu Atelier is available on <manuatalier.com/shop.html>
Footwear favored by the younger set feature unexpected twists: block heels and glove shapes that straddle the line between ugly-pretty
1. Jacquemus, designed by Simon Porte Jacquemus is a new approach to Gallic style, featuring deconstructed and exaggerated proportions. Shoes come in unexpected shapes that elongate the legs and lend a visual excitement to the viewer.
Where to get it: Jacquemus is available on <jacquemus.com>
2. Each pair of Martiniano ‘Glove’ flats are cut, sewn and crafted by hand from soft, supple leather that takes to the natural curve of the feet. These minimalist shoes look best paired with flowing, ankle-lenth trousers.
Where to get it: Martiniano is available on <lagarconne.com>
3. Known primarily for their famed bucket bags and structured totes, Mansur Gavriel has expanded to clothing and shoes, with offerings in interesting, architectural shapes in the brand’s signature use of color and textural fabric.
Where to get it: Mansur Gavriel is available on <mansurgavriel.com/official>
4. Designed by Haley Boyd, Marais USA’s understated offerings come in options both suited to casual and dressy wear.
Where to get it: Marais USA is available on <maraisusa.com>
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These days, exercise is done in getups that are a far cry from neon colored, performance focused pieces. Instead, colorblocked leggings and muted tones rule the roost
1. Founded by Tyler Haney, Outdoor Voices’ motto is “doing things,’ be it hiking, yoga, running or any sort of recreation.
Where to get it: Outdoor Voices is available on <outdoorvoices.com>
2. 3Boro is luxury active wear line owned by Lifestyle Asia 24-Hour Woman Samantha Hiranand and college friends.
Where to get it: 3Boro is available in Aura Athletica, Powerplant Mall
4. LNDR is an East London-based athleisure brand created by Joanna Turner, Sarah Donnelly and Donna Harris that caters to a busy city lifestyle, with the idea that people can transition pieces from work to the gym without having to change clothes. The aesthetic of tonal and clean colors along with the premium fabrications have the ability to enhance the every day look of the wearer.
Where to get it: LNDR is available in <lndr.uk>
5. A San Francsisco-based start-up, Allbirds sneakers are crafted from a revolutionary wool fabric made for footwear. The result is shoes that can comfortably own the mantle of “the world’s most comfortable shoes.”
Where to get it: Allbirds is available in <allbirds.com>
Gone are the days of the “Instagram beauty” look, with overdone eyebrows and obviously contoured cheeks. Instead, the current favor in beauty and skincare lies in sheer, glossy formulas made with effective ingredients.
1. Tiffany Masterson’s Drunk Elephant line is non-toxic and clinically effective, fuss-free skincare, whose colorful packaging has made it a favorite in skincare shelves the world over. The C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream soothes and brightens underyes and delivers a pleasant and calming scent.
Where to get it: Drunk Elephant is available in <drunkelephant.com>
2. A luxury fragrance brand known for their bespoke offerings, Le Labo is an olfactory experience not to be missed. Each scent lasts all day, and will cause strangers to stop and ask you, “excuse me, what scent are you wearing?”
Where to get it: Le Labo is available in <lelabofragrances.com>
3. A well-beloved brand, Makeup Forever’s Ultra HD Skin Perfector blurrs imperfections while letting skin show through.
Where to get it: Makeup Forever is available in SM Aura
4. Did you know Patrick Dempsey’s wife is a respected makeup artist in her own right, with a makeup line favored by Hollywood darlings? The Jillian Dempsey Lid Tints in particular, are sheer, glossy offerings that are easy to apply and give that smuged, effortless and lived-in look.
Where to get it: Jillian Depmpsey is available in <jilliandempsey.com>
Independent brands produce simple pieces that make a statement
1. Made and designed in New York, Laura Lombardi is an eponymous line that derives inspiration from the designer’s formative years in New York and Italy. Each distinctive piece has a raw, industrial style combined with aesthetics of classical art and design
Where to get it: Laura Lombardi is available in <lauralombardi.com>
2. Known for its edgy, stand-out look, KSSARA jewelry is versatille and can be work for every day.
Where to get it: KSSARA is available in <kssara.com>
3. Designed by Steph Ayson, Pranca is a local Filipino brand that bridges the gap between fine and fashion jewelry, with an eye towards a raw and unrefined look.
Where to get it: Pranca is available in Tropa, on Unit 5I, 117 Aguirre, Legazpi Village, Makati or on <tropastore.com>
4. According to designer Louise Olsen, her eponymous Louise Olsen line produces “pieces as compositions, as sculptures that are worn on the body or that adorn interior living spaces.” As much as her designs are meant to be worn, they also look at home as a piece of design, with a combination of boldness and delicacy.
Where to get it: Louise Olsen is available in < louise-olsen.com>