Can you believe we’re already in the middle of 2022. Reward yourself for everything you’ve achieved so far; and what better way to do so than with some retail therapy?
Here are the latest launches that you should put into your June’s shopping list.
Fashion & Accessories
UNIQLO will be launching first-ever collection with MARNI
UNIQLO will be launching its first-ever collection with Italian luxury fashion brand, MARNI in end-May. The long-awaited collaboration has produced a collection that is distinctively MARNI: bold and brimming with playfulness.
This will be a wardrobe that combines the functionality, simplicity and fabric innovation of UNIQLO’s LifeWear with MARNI’s unique sensibility for colours, shapes and prints. There will also be a range of pop styles and warm graphic prints in this collection.
You can look forward to nine items for women, 10 items for men, and an accessory item in the complete line-up.
Prices start from S$14.90 for accessories and S$199.90 for outerwear. The full collection will be available at UNIQLO Orchard Central, ION Orchard, Tampines Mall, [email protected], and online. Selected items will be available at all stores. The exact launch date is to be announced soon.
Long-awaited Teddy Santis collection is finally in Singapore
Founder and creative director of NYC apparel and lifestyle brand Aimé Leon Dore (ALD) has released his first seasonal collection as Creative Director for New Balance MADE in USA.
In honour of 2022 marking the 40th anniversary of the iconic 990 silhouette, Santis designed seasonal, limited-edition models of the 990v1, 990v2 and 990v3, as well as classic American sportswear apparel, including sweatshirts, sweatpants, shorts, long-sleeved t-shirts, and short-sleeved t-shirts.
New Balance has already released the M990TD2 first as part of the collection in April online and New Balance Experience stores at Paragon and Bugis Junction. Other footwear and apparels will be released in Singapore later in the year, tentatively in June.
RIMOWA reveals a capsule collection featuring two pastel shades
Warmer days are coming and with the new season, RIMOWA reveals a capsule collection that captures the pure essence of summer. You can look forward to two complementary pastel shades – Lavande and Citron – available across the Essential suitcase range, Never Still Tote Bags, Personal Cross-Body Bag, and grooved iPhone cases.
Lavande is a stylish and soothing shade of purple that’s inspired by the sights and scents of the French Provence, while Citron is an invigorating pastel yellow that is reminds you of a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day.
Available exclusively in APAC, including Singapore, you’ll be able to discover the RIMOWA Personal Polycarbonate Cross-Body Bag in Lavande.
The new RIMOWA summer collection is now available in Singapore at the RIMOWA Mandarin Gallery and Marina Bay Sands stores.
Strathberry announces its launch in Zalora
The UK royal-family-favoured luxury bags and accessories brand Strathberry is now available at Zalora.
Handcrafted in Spain using high quality Spanish leathers and finishes, each Strathberry creation is made by talented artisans for a minimum of 20 hours each.
Celebrating the launch on Zalora, a list of bestsellers from the Asian markets will enjoy special discounts up to 40% off.
You can now shop for Strathberry items on Zalora.
Lara & Ela launches new collection of everyday jewellery
Think everyday jewellery and you may think minimalist, understated pieces. This isn’t what Lara & Ela believe in.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources from the history of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids to her own personal faith, designer anf founder Linda Mah, create jewellery with classic silhouettes embellished with gemstones to jazz them up.
Our favourite pieces include the 18-karat gold-plated-on-brass Elizabeth Necklace (S$798) and the 18-karat gold-plated Chloe Earrings (S$446).
You can find these pieces from Lara & Ela on its website.
Oliver Peoples and Brunello Cucinelli releases second collection of their partnership
Inspired by the great style icons of cinema, the Spring 2022 Collection sees heritage designs meet modern colourways and crafted details.
Four new styles are introduced in this collection; these are paired with bestselling frames with exclusive colourways and materials.
Extending its inaugural collection, the second collection includes two offerings in sustainably sourced, genuine horn.
Finally, Oliver Sun, the timeless square acetate, is now offered in five exclusive colourways.
Products by Oliver Peoples are available at Paris Miki, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-147/148, Vivo City, Singapore 098585.
G-SHOCK announces new series GMA-S2200
Essentially a downsized GA-2200, the GMA-S2200 features six prominent screws that give the watch a sporty look.
In terms of function, the watches are equipped with double LED lights for digital display and the face, so that you can get a clear view even in dark places.
The GMA-SS2200 series is now available at the G-SHOCK website and all G-SHOCK stores. It is available in four colourways: Black, Beige, Pink, and White.
Pomelo showcases second installment of Pomelo x Peanuts collection
After the success of the first collaboration, Pomelo has partnered with Peanuts again to launch a second fashion collection.
The 12-piece collection features iconic Peanuts characters Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Woodstock. Exclusive prints can be seen on knitwear and denim fabrics, and the collection sees statement pieces that can be paired with other items in your wardrobe easily.
The New Pomelo x Peanuts Collection is available on the Pomelo iOS/Android App, online, and in-stores. Prices start at S$29.90. While stocks last.
JAEGER lands in Singapore as part of the Marks & Spencer family
Iconic British brand JAEGER is now in Singapore, exclusively launching in Marks & Spencer Wheelock Place.
Its newest collection is a curation of trendy pieces embodying effortless elegance with British modernity brings together impeccable cut, quality and fit to create “tomorrow’s vintage”.
Taking inspiration from the art and literature scenes of the 1920s with reference to JAEGER’s 1378 year old archives, the collection re-invents original JAEGER creations with exclusive prints and fabrics such silk and breathable European linen made with sustainability at its core.
JAEGER is available at Marks & Spencer Wheelock Place and the Marks & Spencer website.
Grooming & beauty
Jo Malone London introduces five limited-edition scents
Jo Malone London celebrates the natural beauty of the British Isles with five limited-edition scents.
Called the Brit collection, this line includes four new scents:
- Crystal Campion: fresh rose ripples with a note of dewy violets and a hint of juicy blackcurrant
- Forest Moss: green freshness of juniper entwined with the natural scents of earthy geranium and aromatic moss
- Salty Amber: sensual notes of amber and patchouli contrasted with the impression of salty sea water and energetic freshness of cardamom
- Aqua Lemon: a refreshing burst of mandarin floats alongside an energising note of spearmint, gently warmed with cedarwood
Jo Malone London favourite Wood Sage & Sea Salt rounds up the collection.
The full collection includes cologne for all scents, a Crystal Campion Hydrating Face Mist, and a special-edition Wood Sage & Sea Salt Home Candle.
Jo Malone London Brit Collection is available at all Jo Malone London stores, selected Sephora outlets and via Jo Malone London Concierge Service.
BOVEM launches its second-generation trimmer: Globe Trimmer 2.0
Homegrown below-the-waist grooming startup, BOVEM, has launched its second-generation groin and body trimmer – the Globe Trimmer 2.0.
The waterproof, ergonomically designed trimmer comes with easily replaceable stainless steel and ceramic blades, which features its TrimSafe technology.
Built with a more powerful 6,500RPM, the Globe Trimmer 2.0 comes with a 3 and 6mm guide comb for an additional layer of trimming protection. It also has longer-lasting power and offers two hours’ worth of grooming after four hours of charging.
The new Globe Trimmer 2.0 retails for S$84.90 and is available at the BOVEM website.
Technology & Electronics
Sony adds LinkBuds S to its popular earbud series
Sony has launched a new addition to its LinkBuds series: The LinkBuds S.
This latest model gives you a new sound experience, thanks to Sony’s sensing technology and partner collaboration, all while maintaining a “Never Off” wearing experience.
Leveraging on its sensor and spatial sound technology, these headphones deliver fun and immersive sound entertainment in AR games. At the same time, it is designed to make listening to your favourite artists easier than ever with quick access to music.
The LinkBuds S will be available at selected retail shops and online stores from mid-June 2022 onwards at a recommended retail price of S$299.
Tefal releases new Easy Fry airfryer range
Various cooking methods in one compact appliance? That’s what Tefal’s new air fryer range is all about.
Consider the Easy Fry Grill & Steam, a 3-in-1 appliance that is packed with smart features, including seven automatic cooking programmes and auto-adjust functions that automatically switch between steaming and air-frying settings.
This means that you can save space on your kitchen countertop while cooking healthier meals with little effort.
For a do-it-all option, go for Tefal’s Easy Fry Oven & Grill. This combines nine cooking functions: air-frying, roasting, grilling, baking, broiling, dehydrating, toasting, rotissering, and reheating, so you can prepare a variety of dishes at the touch of a button.
Tefal’s Easy Fry Grill & Steam and Easy Fry Oven & Grill are available at S$559 and S$339 respectively online at Amazon, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, or in-stores at Best Denki, COURTS, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Metro, Takashimaya, and TANGS. From now till 30 June, you’ll receive a complimentary Ingenio 16cm Saucepan with removable handle with any purchase of Tefal Easy Fry Grill & Steam and Easy Fry Oven & Grill.
Gifts & lifestyle
PdiPigna unveils latest collection by Olimpia Zagnoli
Italian premium stationery brand PdiPigna unveils its latest collection, a collaboration with Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli.
Zagnoli’s work has been featured in international media and she has worked with fashion brands such as Dior and Prada.
This PdiPigna x Olimpia Zagnoli collection, called “Italians”, tells the story of what “Made in Italy” means today, through her pop fantasy style of design.
PdiPigna Italians Collection is available from June, and retails at Kinokuniya and PaperMarket.
Bevvies launches e-commerce site with curated gift sets
For thoughtfully curated sleek and fun gift sets, kits, and bundles, you can now look to Bevvies, a newly launched platform for all your gifting needs.
Its sets feature local, high-quality and sustainable brands with a great selection of award-winning wines, cocktails, and beers that are perfect for celebrations such as dinner, birthdays, house-warming parties and more.
Starting at S$88, sets include:
- The Dinner Party Pack (S$88), comprising a bottle of wine, a China Collection decorative tassel, a China Collection decorative ceramic ball and a To Be Calm candle all packaged in a gift box.
- The Beach Day Bag (S$168) that includes two bottles of wine with two customised Bevvies tumblers that can be reused in the house or outdoors, a Turkish beach towel to lay your spread in the sand, and bug spray and sun cream to keep you comfortable and safe outdoors
- The Milestone Celebration Collection (S$458) that arrives in a 100-year-old Chinese rice bucket, the set includes a China Collection antique ginger jar, a China Collection tassel, decorative paintbrush, ceramic balls, candles and two bottles of wine.
Visit the Bevvies website for more information.
IKEA Singapore launches KÅSEBERGA, a new sustainable collection in collaboration with World Surf League
IKEA collaborates with leading sports organisation for surfers, World Surf League, to launch KÅSEBERGA, a limited collection of unique, practical and beautifully designed products that connects sustainability with everyday life.
This is also one of the showcases of IKEA’s commitment to becoming people and planet positive by 2030.
IKEA teams up with WSL and renowned surfers Kassia Meador and Rob Machado to learn more about the needs and demands of surfers, and the design process revolved around functionality, incorporating more recycled materials, and promoting a circular lifestyle.
As a result, a significant number of the products in the KÅSEBERGA collection are made of recycled polyester, or renewable materials, such as bamboo and cork.
Items in the collection include the KÅSEBERGA bag (S$12.90), a reusable and lightweight beach bag, the KÅSEBERGA bath poncho with hood (S$39.90) to help you change clothes by the beach more easily, and the KÅSEBERGA carafe (S$12.90) and glass (S$4.90).
The KÅSEBERGA collcetion is now available online and in all stores, while stocks last. Find out more about the collection on the IKEA website.
Wunderfood’s line of soup stock makes meal preparation easier
Wunderfood is known for offering healthy food that’s nutritious, tasty, and affordable.
You might already know about their amazing shakes, snacks, ready-to-eat meals, and gelato, now Wunderfood has also launched a line of soup stock, including the Superior Prawn & Fish Stock (S$10.90), Premium Collagen Chicken Stock (S$11.90), and Premium Collagen Grouper Stock (S$12.90).
These are perfect for steamboats, or making soup noodles, or even porridge.
In particular, check out the Premium Collagen Grouper Stock, which is made with sustainably farmed fish that’s without hormones, vaccines, and antibiotics from Ace Fish Market.
If you’re looking for stock for preparing your baby’s meals, there’s also mini, unsalted Wunderbaby stock to look out for.
Soup stock by Wunderfood is available on its website.
Melvados launches new local flavour for their snack range
Halal-certified frozen food supermarket Melvados has launched a new flavour for their snack range: Pisang Goreng Brittle.
Made with fresh bananas, banana chips, and a generous amount of banana cornflakes, this is a reinvention of pisang goreng and promises a sweet, nostalgic taste of the the local street food with every bite.
Melvados Pisang Goreng Pisang retails for S$3.50 per pack and is available on the Melvados website.