18 new launches across fashion, beauty, tech, and food to spice up your April

It’s time for a new month and we’re sure you’re as excited as us to go on a shopping spree to purchase new items for the month! After all, you can never have too many clothes, accessories, and food, right? Plus, it’s a good way to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve put in the past month.

Take a look at our list of new launches to see what you can snag in April!

New fashion drops for a new look

1. PUMA x AMI

PUMA is back with a brand new collaboration with Parisian house AMI that exudes luxe and minimalism through the use of premium fabrics to create a timeless and elevated collection of sportswear.

The collection features a full wardrobe of T-shirts, polo tees, jackets, pants, and accessories so that you can mix and match to create your desired streetwear look.

Our top pick for this collection is the Wide Women’s Pants (S$209). This pair of pants offers a relaxed fit and will certainly go very well with a cropped top and sneakers for that sporty yet elegant look.

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We also like the Grip Bag (S$199) in a classic white and black colourway. It is roomy enough to be a gym bag, and it’s also stylish enough to use as an everyday bag.

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Check out the full collection on PUMA website.

2. Furla BLOOM BAG

Bloom in beauty and joy with Furla’s BLOOM BAG, a sustainable crossbody bag that is inspired by the Japanese art of Origami. Specially crafted in Italy, the bag is made from paper of organic materials without any harmful chemicals while the chain shoulder is made from recycled acrylic.

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The bag is structured, strong, and resilient. At the same time, it is also foldable and light, making it a truly extraordinary bag suitable for everyday use.

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The BLOOM BAG is available for S$605 on Furla’s Lazada flagship store and in all Furla boutiques islandwide.

3. TOD’S 1T sneakers

Spice up your wardrobe with TOD’S 1T sneakers in various colourways that will give your outfit that much-needed splash of colour.

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The sneakers are a reinterpretation of the brand’s iconic Gommino sole, with a rounded silhouette and a maxi-pebble bottom for a sporty yet chic look. They’re made from calf leather and technical fabric, making them fashionably durable.

If you’re not a big fan of bold colours and you’re looking for a pair of sneakers to match every outfit of yours, opt for the pure white 1T sneakers.

You can purchase the sneakers in-store at all TOD’S boutiques and online on TOD’S website.

4. LOEWE Luna Bag

Elevate any outfit with the Luna Bag, LOEWE’s latest addition to its Spring Summer 2022 collection. The bag draws inspiration from the curve of a crescent moon, and it features designs crafted in smooth calfskin and signature Anagam jacquard.

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The bag comes in various colours that are perfect for every occasion, and it comes with a coordinating strap in either tactile logo-emblazoned jacquard or slimline leather.

The top of the bag has a curved double lip closure in goat skin, keeping the contents of your bag safe.

The concealed sliding eyelet on the bag gives you the freedom to customise your bag with a cute charm or attach an additional strap so that you can carry it cross-body, allowing for more versatility.

Get yours from S$3,100 on LOEWE’s online website or at any LOEWE boutiques.

Beauty launches for the perfect glow-up

5. ColourPop x Avatar: The Last Airbender

ColourPop has launched a brand new collaboration with one of our favourite shows from childhood, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to bring to us a new collection filled with nostalgia.

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It’s time for you to channel your inner powers and use the four elements to save the world. This collection comprises an Avatar: The Last Airbender shadow palette, Fresh Kiss Glossy Lip Stain, BFF Crème Gel Liner, Super Shock Highlighter, Compact Appa Mirror, Lip Mask, and Mini Mask Duo.

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Find out more about the collection on the ColourPop website!

6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 Face and Body

Makeup junkies will be glad to know that Anastasia Beverly Hills will be presenting the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 for Face and Body, a 25-pan palette filled with highly pigmented, high-performance deluxe-sized pressed powders in various mattes and glitters to create every look possible.

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Let your creativity flow as you mix and match the colours to create a party look or dinner look. You can even apply the powder on your body!

The best part about this palette is that the powders do not contain parabens, gluten, phthalates, and sulfates, so you can be assured that comfort is guaranteed. The powders are also cruelty-free and vegan.

The Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 6 is available from 5 April on Sephora for S$105.

New food items for a delicious-filled April

7. TERAI India Dry Gin

Toast to a new month with the launch of award-winning TERAI India Dry Gin right here in Singapore! TERAI draws inspiration from the Indian region of Terai and it is a modern gin made with a blend of 11 botanicals sourced from Khari Baoli, Delhi.

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The gin has hints of fresh citrus, herbs, and a dry, delicate floral finish.

Other than the intrinsic Indian taste profile, the bottle design is also inspired by the carved pillars found in ancient Indian architecture, making this a truly beautiful bottle inside and out.

Purchase the bottle at retailers including EC Proof, The Standish, Original Whiskeys, The Liquor Shop, and The Providore. Alternatively, if you would like to try the gin out before committing to purchasing a bottle, you can also enjoy a TERAI Gin cocktail at 28 HongKong Street.

8. Marks & Spencer’s Easter Collection

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April is also known as the month where people celebrate Easter and gift Easter eggs to their family and friends. To make things more special this year, Marks & Spencer is introducing new members to their chocolate egg collection, such as Hoggie the Hedgehog and Inky the Octopus.

For the kids, you can purchase the Colin Easter Bucket (S$25.30) or the Percy Easter Bucket (S$25.30) and hide the Easter eggs all over your house and let your kids find them!

Check out the full collection of Easter chocolates at any Marks & Spencer outlet.

9. The Chambers by Cask x Mighty Jaxx

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The Chambers by Cask has teamed up with Mighty Jaxx, an award-winning future culture company to launch Mighty Cask, a set of three uniquely sculpted collectible bottles of single-malt whiskies along with a limited drop of non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The bottles are inspired by three legendary characters in the Chinese literary classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms – Guan Yu, Liu Bei, and Zhang Fei.

The bottle inspired by Guan Yu is a 20-year-old Caperdonich, while the bottle inspired by Liu Bei is a 22-year-old Glen Keith. The bottle that depicts Zhang Fei holds the 23-year-old Glen Grant.

This is certainly a set of bottles not to be missed, especially by whisky lovers and collectors!

A set of all three designs is available at a special launch price of S$4,888 (U.P. S$5,888) while stocks last. Find out more on The Chambers by Cask website.

10. Royal Salute’s Limited Edition 26-Year-Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish

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Whisky lovers are in for a treat as Royal Salute has released its latest limited edition 26-Year-Old Scottish Oak Cask Finish as part of its Kingdom collection. This whisky has hints of sweet and nutty flavours along with aromatic notes of toasted oak and subtle spices.

The whisky is housed in a majestic green flagon with a design that draws inspiration from verdant forests where Scottish oak is found. This means that after enjoying the entire bottle, you can proceed to keep it as a collectible; it will look just like a stunning art piece on display!

This limited edition bottle is only released in limited quantities and you can purchase it on Le Cercle

11. Hendrick’s Neptunia

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It’s time for you to experience the magic of the sea with Hendrick’s latest addition to its collection of gin, Neptunia. Inspired by the freedom of the sea, Neptunia is designed by Master Distiller Ms Lesley Gracie to give gin-lovers that same feeling as they sip on gin.

The gin has a distinct taste of coastal herbs, sea botanicals, and hints of clean, bright citrus notes that make the drink light and refreshing to drink. In order to spice up the experience for gin-lovers, Hendrick’s has gone the extra step to include cocktail recipes made with Neptunia on its website that you can try out yourself.

Neptunia was also created in a bid to raise more awareness and funds to support seagrass meadows and their important role in providing food and a home to the various marine species that exist. This is done in collaboration with Hendrick’s charity partner, Project Seagrass. This makes Neptunia that much more meaningful than other bottles of alcohol.

This limited edition bottle is available from 6 April onwards at Cold Storage, iShopChangi, as well as WG&S brand stores on Lazada and Shopee.

12. Try Swedish

Try Swedish is an export programme that introduces Swedish products to the local market, and if you’re always on the lookout for new alcohol to try, you’re in luck!

This month, Try Swedish has brought in gin from Sweden’s first gin distillery Hernö Gin and Skånska Spritfabriken, whisky from Spirit of Hven, the smallest pot-still distillery in the world, and environmentally efficient beer from The Uncharted Brewing Company.

AVENUE ONE had the opportunity to try out some of these bottles and our favourite of all was the Hvenus Rye Whisky from Spirit of Hven. Take a whiff of this and you’ll get first get hints of dark chocolate, American oak, and creamy almond carrot cake, before the aroma evolves into peppery notes.

While this tasted strong, it was not overwhelming. It was balanced, and you could taste slight cacao, nutty hints, along with a very creamy vanilla taste. We would definitely recommend this if you love drinking your whisky neat.

You can try out these drinks by purchasing them from Try Swedish’s RedMart store on Lazada.

New tech products for more convenience

13. HANNspree Q2 Smartwatch

Keeping to your new year’s resolution of maintaining your fitness is much easier when you’re doing it with your partner, but if you’re having some trouble, why not get your partner and yourself the HANNspree Q2 Smartwatch? This smartwatch is unlike any other because it allows couples to set and achieve fitness goals together!

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Equipped with a built-in PPG sensor, you’ll be able to monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation as you sleep and as you work out, allowing you to understand your body much better.

From now until 10 April, the HANNspree Q2 Smartwatch is being sold at a promotional price of S$159 instead of its usual price of S$199. Make use of this promotion and get it now on Lazada as matching watches with your partner!

14. Dyson Airwrap multi-styler

If you loved Dyson’s Airwrap multi-styler, you’re definitely going to love its new generation where the much-loved tool has been re-engineered for faster and easier styling. And the best part is that you can do so without extreme heat.

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There are a total of three new and reengineered attachments that are powered by enhanced Coanda airflow, with one of them being the Coanda smoothing dryer. This attachment offers three modes and we’re most excited about the smoothing mode that helps to hide flyaways for that smooth and shiny finish.

Find out more about the new generation of the Dyson Airwrap multi-styler on Dyson.

15. LG One:Quick Flex

Looking for a device that is huge yet still portable enough for you to bring around the house for work, remote learning, and even home fitness activities? Check out LG’s latest One:Quick Flex, a 43-inch screen that comes with a desktop stand and a floor stand with wheels so that you can use it on the table in your home office, or place it in the kitchen to follow recipes.

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The One:Quick Flex is equipped with a 2K Full HD video camera, microphone, and speakers so that you can comfortably attend online meetings and video calls. It also has In-Cell touch technology where you can use it as a whiteboard to ideate on, or for your kids to doodle on.

The LG One:Quick Flex is now available at an early bird price of S$3,399 on Lazada, Shopee, and KrisShop.

16. Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G

Following the launch of the Galaxy S22 Ultra 5G, Samsung has recently launched the Galaxy A53 5G and Galaxy A33 5G to offer a holistic mobile experience at more pocket-friendly prices.

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Both models are encased in a stylish and slim design in four colours, and are equipped with a brand-new processor, Galaxy’s signature AI camera, 5G connectivity, defence-grade security, IP67 grade water and dust resistance, long-lasting battery life, and a smooth display.

The Galaxy A53 5G is available for pre-order from Samsung’s online store, Samsung Experience Stores, Samsung’s official store on Lazada, Shopee, and Amazon, as well as major Consumer Electronics & IT Stores. The Galaxy A53 5G will be available for purchase from 1 April, while the Galaxy A33 5G will only be available from 22 April 2022.

17. Decathlon x Garmin

Decathlon Singapore has teamed up with Garmin to make quality fitness wearables more accessible to more Singaporeans, with the first product being the Garmin Vivoactive 4.

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With the Garmin Vivoactive 4, you can track and monitor your health, breath, energy levels, and even menstrual cycles. It has a water rating of five ATM, making it suitable even for water activities.

There is also a LiveTrack feature with fall detection, so your location will be immediately sent to your emergency contacts the moment it detects an incident. This helps to keep you safe.

Other features include having animated workout instructions on the watch, tracking your sleep, stress levels, and daily water consumption. You can also download music from your Spotify account straight to your watch and listen to music using wireless headphones without your phone.

The Garmin Vivoactive 4 is available for an exclusive price of S$328 at Decathlon SG Lab and Decathlon’s online store while stocks last.

18. Xiaomi 12 Series

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Xiaomi has announced its latest 12 Series featuring the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Xiaomi 12. Both models are said to deliver impressive advancements, with flagship processing power and an all-round elevated experience.

The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes with a state-of-the-art pro-grade triple 50MP array with a cutting-edge Sony IMX707 ultra-large main sensor. This allows you to capture shots with increased focus and colour accuracy. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 comes with a 13MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 5MP telemacro camera.

Perhaps the most notable feature of the Xiaomi 12 Series is that both models offer next-generation charging. The Xiaomi 12 Pro is equipped with a 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge where its 4,600mAh battery can be fully charged in just 18 minutes using Boost mode. The Xiaomi 12 Series also supports 67W wired turbo charging, 50W wireless charging, and 10W reverse charging.

Preorder the Xiaomi 12 Pro and the Xiaomi 12 for S$1,349 and from S$999 respectively from now till 1 April on Lazada or Shopee and be entitled to complimentary premium gifts worth up to S$799. Find out more on the Xiaomi Singapore website

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