From origami-inspired bags to statement clutches that add a pop of colour to your outfit, our pick of stylish accessories will make the perfect plus-one to these new F&B hotspots. By Adeline Wong & Faz Gaffa-marsh
NITA SURI PILO BAG
$999.65, Available on modaoperandi.com
Handmade in Ubrique, Spain, the Pilo Bag is a nod to the work of architect Antoni Gaudi.
Let your eyes do the walking as you step into ESORA, a 26-seater kappo-style restaurant housed within a heritage shophouse on Mohamed Sultan Road. The light-filled space exudes quiet elegance and its muted colour palette reminds us of Odette. (Incidentally, both restaurants belong to Unlisted Collection and are designed by Takenouchi Webb.) A yellow cedar wood main counter matched by a washi paper skylight above, is where chef Shigeru Koizumi and his team craft delicate morsels like foie gras monaka and Omi Wagyu, to be paired with specialty in house tea blends. With such extreme attention to detail, an astutely crafted bag will match the destination.
DOLCE & GABBANA WELCOME MEDIUM APPLIQUÉD SMOOTH & LIZARD-EFFECT LEATHER TOTE
$5,641, Available on NET-A-PORTER
With striking floral appliqués to the brass fastening inspired by 19th century doorbells, this tote is a picture of petal perfection.
BURBERRY SMALL PIN CLUTCH
$ 1,880 Available at Burberry
Add a dose of marigold to your outfit with this clutch bag adorned with a paper-clip mock fastening encrusted with sparkling faceted stones.
HERMÈS OPLI CHAÎNE 24 BAG IN NOVILLO BULLCALF
$7,900 Available at Hermès
A clever origami creation in leather, the Opli bag continues its story this season, with the addition of a chain strap made of rings evoking the curb chains used for bridle bits.
BOTTEGA VENETA NERO KARUNG CATENA KNOT
$4,480 Available at Bottega Veneta
You can’t quite go wrong with a classic Bottega minaudière. We love the jewel-like embellishments that recalls Manhattan’s sparkling skyline.
VALENTINO GARAVANI FLORAL PRINT BLOOMY BAG
$5,920, Available at Valentino Roomy enough for your daily essentials, this shoulder bag has a large pansy flower that’s scrunched to resemble snake-effect petals.
VALENTINO GARAVANI CANDYSTUD MINI CROSS BODY BAG
$2,820, Available at Valentino Leave your hands free to enjoy your cocktail with this Cross Body made from soft lambskin leather with diamond quilting, coupled with the house’s celebrated pyramid-shaped studs.
GUCCI LILITH BAMBOO MEDIUM EMBELLISHED ELAPHE TOTE
$5,209.22, Available on NET-A-PORTER Crafted from monochrome, midnight-blue and antique-rose elaphe, the tote is accentuated with the brand’s iconic bamboo handle and Kingsnake hardware studded with green crystal eyes.
With inky walls and rich, moody hues, Room 309 is the new tipple hotspot to visit with your girlfriends. Set in The Pottinger Hong Kong, your experience at Room 309 starts at the “reception”, where you’re given a keycard to access the charming drinking hideout. Inside, a literaryinspired interior dominates, with antique wood pillars decorated with lion heads, a grand writing desk and stationary pieces. Enjoy polished cocktails, several of which are inspired by old Hollywood celebrities. Between the Sheets, a bold concoction of Martell VSOP, Cointreau, Havana 3-Year-old rum and lemon, is inspired by actress Norma Shearer, who is best known for films such as Morocco. Audrey Hepburn is the muse for Coffee Cocktail, which includes Remy Martin VSOP cognac, ruby port, whole egg, simple syrup and grated nutmeg.
ATELIER SWAROVSKI MARINA CLUTCH
$ 2,325.25, Available at Atelier Swarovski Carry your essentials in the timeless Marina Clutch in Silvershade. It’s guaranteed to dazzle from every angle.
STUART WEITZMAN CYLINDER FLAP CLUTCH
$850 Available at Stuart Weitzman
Complete your day-to-night ensemble with this statement blue clutch detailed with the brand’s signature metal cylinder and double disc hardware.
ACNE STUDIOS MUSUBI HANDBAG
$ 1,798.10, Available on acnestudios.com
Inspired by the knot in a traditional Japanese obi sash, the Musubi Handbag makes a quiet statement and easily works on a multitude of outfits.
BOTTEGA VENETA MIST INTRECCIATO ABSTRACT ALUMNA BAG
$3,610, Available at
Bottaga Veneta The intrecciato abstract design on this bag adds texture to its compact, traditional top-handle silhouette.
CHLOE NILE BRACELET MINI TEXTUREDLEATHER SHOULDER BAG
$1,192.89 , Available on NET-A-PORTER
You’ll be a vision of sunshine with this marigold textured leather number that is roomy enough for the essentials.