A Time to Indulge

Go ahead, pamper yourself (and your significant other) in this month of love, in the season’s latest haute fashion accessories, watches, gadgets, baubles, outfits, and more!

TUMI 19 Degree Aluminum Rolling Trunk in Silver

Roll with it

International travel may be on hold for most of us, but if it’s the beach, mountains, or small destination wedding you’re headed to within the country, what better trunk to pack it all in than the new TUMI 19 Degree Aluminum Rolling Trunk in Silver. With its striking looks, this super durable rolling 34.25 x 16 x 13.57 in trunk boasts a modern silhouette with fluid-looking, strategically contoured angles. The interior is designed like a portable closet with shelves and compression straps on both the front and back compartments. This larger piece is ideal for longer trips, or when two are travelling together. The trunk has four dual spinner wheels and four side feet. To further add to the unique characteristics of your travel case, TUMI has packed a variety of vintage-inspired decorative stickers inside this travel case. Price: INR 1,28,900.

TUMI Nathan Expandable backpack

Take it with you!

If you’re headed to a work meeting, or just a day out, and need to carry all your essentials in one cozy, safe backpack, look no further than this TUMI Nathan Expandable backpack. Modern and versatile, this 16 x 14 x 6.75 in backpack is ideal for daily commutes to work or school, and for travels that take you further afield. A zipper expansion allows for extra room when needed, and a multitude of organizational pockets for everything from your laptop (up to 15 in screen) to your phone ensures you can easily pack it all in and carry it in comfort. Inside, there are three open pockets and two card pockets, and the outside features a front U pocket, two side pockets, a back pocket with magnetic snap, and much more. Select styles come outfitted with a colourful TUMI Accents Kit (luggage tag, monogram patch, handle wrap and zipper pull ties) for an additional cost. Price: INR 39,900

TUMI double billfold - Alpha collection

Cashing In!

With this TUMI double billfold wallet from the Alpha collection, reaching for your cash or cards is now a smooth and stylish operation. There’s good reason why this is one of TUMI’s bestsellers. Classic in style and durably made for everyday use, this 3.3 x 4.4 x 0.62 in wallet features an ingenious hidden card pocket in one of the billfold compartments, plus six card slots and two slip pockets.

adidas Originals Arizona Superstar - with pink cherry blossoms adidas Originals Arizona Superstar - with traditional Arizona motifs

Superstar Strides

The biggest icon by adidas is ready to chill. Ever since they debuted on the basketball hardwood in 1970, adidas Superstar shoes have been synonymous with refreshing style. Made in collaboration with Arizona Iced Tea, this version pays tribute to the recognizable Arizona Tea with motifs and patterns. Every pair is served with a translucent outsole, so you remember to "Have an Iced Day" with every step.

A refreshing take on the classic silhouette, the shoe features a bold, intricate design of AriZona Iced Tea’s can, the popular 99-cent beverage. The top of the shoe has the black and white Trefoil logo depicted, followed by a set of white laces with gold aglets. The shoe also has a smooth leather base coloured in teal, contrasted by pink cherry blossoms embroidered all over the shoe’s uppers. The other colourway features by light blue upper, with detailed traditional motifs native to Arizona, like thunderbirds and aztec patterns. Other accents like adidas’ Trefoil motif, “Arizona” branding and the collaboration’s slogan “Have an Iced Day” are also featured on the pair. Available online at shop.adidas.co.in. Price for both: INR 9,999.

adidas Originals ZX 2K BOOST PURE - Women's adidas Originals ZX 2K BOOST PURE – Men

Mad Science

As the mad scientist of the adidas Original family, the ZX for Spring Summer 2021 extends the ‘Oddly Satisfying’ world brought to life in the earlier campaign – through the idea of the ‘ZXience Center’ – in a fresh, new way. It’s all about surprising innovation with unexpected colour and design for a generation that traffics in the offbeat, absurd and viscerally strange. With its decades of experimentation married with new technology, the new ZX is the satisfying style of surprising combinations - like perfect squish of Wrapped BOOST, and fused ripstop uppers that celebrates the harmony of absurdity with every comfy step. The shoe is fun, approachable and enticing. ZXience is a sensory world where the rules of logic don’t apply. Choose from a new ZX range that includes a variety of silhouettes including ZX PURE BOOST, ZX 2K BOOST & ZX 1K BOOST in different colourways for men and women online on shop.adidas.co.in and across select stores. Price for both the shoes: INR 13,999.

Bracelet by Harit Zaveri Jewellers’ - 2.00 carats Bracelet by Harit Zaveri Jewellers’ - 2.66 carats

Diamond Edge

Show her your undying love with these bracelets from Ahmedabad-based jewellery house Harit Zaveri Jewellers. With radiant VVS IJ diamonds (2.66 carat and 2.00 carat), and rubies set in 18 k gold, they make for the perfect gift in this month of love. Available at: Akshar Complex, Harit Zaveri Jewellers Ground floor, Shivranjani Cross Road, Satellite, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380015

Prada eyewear - PS 03XS DG008F44 Prada eyewear - PS 02XS 581_06H Prada eyewear - PS 01XS TFY_08H

Sporty Chic

Wear your glares like you just don’t care! It’s now super easy to look put together, thanks to the new Prada Linea Rossa eyewear range, that’s just in time for Spring Summer 2021! The new range reflects the brand’s sporty spirit: the wraparound design and rubber finishes lend a dynamic attitude and a contemporary style to a collection that is designed for high performance and maximum comfort in all weather conditions. Prada Linea Rossa offers a variety of polarized, multilayer and hydroleophobic lenses that ensure superior protection in any light and humid conditions. From sporty, active sunglasses unveiled at the Spring/Summer 2021 Prada Men’s fashion show, with a contemporary style in a ultra-lightweight wraparound nylon shield design, to a wraparaound design with a linear rectangular front, and rubber finish in tones of Black, Camouflage, Baltic, and Grey. Price: INR 10,000 onwards.

Jindal Jewellers Ring Jindal Jewellers Earrings

Beauteous Bijoux

Renowned precious jewellery house, Chandni Chowk-based Jindal Jewellers, begins the year on a note of gratitude. Celebrating the season of love, Jindal Jewellers presents “Little Luxuries”, opulent and eternal love notes that add a dot of glamour and dash of sparkle. A stunning rendition of timeless elegance, the iconic jewellery house curates a line of bijouterie that showcase the brand’s intricate craftsmanship and exquisite design sensibilities. Crafted out of the finest diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires, this ring and these earrings pieces versatility that can be styled across a range of looks and occasions. Modern, contemporary designs and fine Indian craftsmanship, finished with a mark of trust that is synonymous with the brand, form the mainstay of the collection. Price on request.

Montblanc's Summit 2 Stainless Steel Black M Gram pattern blue

The Summit of Excellence

A brand new “M” pattern makes its debut on elegant and contemporary leather goods designed for a new generation of style-savvy women and men! With the launch of the Montblanc M Gram 4810 collection, Montblanc is introducing a new original M pattern inspired by the Maison’s heritage. Set to become a Montblanc design signature, the original all-over logo treatment features on a collection of large, medium and small leather goods including this backpack, headphones, and smartwatch (there is also a duffle bag, pouch, wallets and belts). Characterized by a return to modern classicism, the unisex line of compact shapes in a sophisticated combination of black and blue was conceived o stylishly accompany both women and men on their urban adventures, without compromising on functionality. “While Montblanc is an iconic brand that carries so much meaning to so many people, we felt it was time to introduce a new signature logo pattern to give a new generation of Montblanc customers an exciting identity to rally around. Our M Gram 4810 collection has a distinctive identity that is unmistakably Montblanc, owning all the qualities of an icon in-the-making,” says Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO. The two-colour tone M pattern is inspired by the geometry and lettering of graphics from the Montblanc archives, underscoring the richness of the Maison’s heritage. It is derived from the Montblanc wordmark developed in the 1920s and used – only slightly altered – in the Maison’s communications alongside the iconic Montblanc logo until this day. The bold and pointed shape of the letter with its geometric look captures the Art Deco style of the 1920s, one of the most important periods for the brand.

The Montblanc Summit 2 Smartwatch combines Montblanc's is based on WearOS by Google, and includes the jetlag app Timeshifter, fitness apps, and Google Playstore apps for Android and iOS users. It is water resistant to 50 m, has a memory of 1 GB (storage of 8 GB), a Microphone, Altimeter, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient light, Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, and NFC payment.

Montblanc M Gram 4810 Backpack with flap

The Montblanc M Gram 4810 Backpack with flap is a combination of coated canvas and full-grain cowhide, and features a padded compartment and a front zipped pocket. The roomy interior compartment can hold A4 size documents and a 13'' laptop. In the inside also a zipped pocket, 2 open pockets and 2 writing instrument pockets are included.

Montblanc M Gram MB 01 Headphones

The Montblanc M Gram MB 01 Headphones provide high-quality sound while travelling and have built-in Google Assistant and noise-cancelling features. Due to the tilted, swivelling oval ear-shaped cups, they fit snugly and are comfortable to wear.

ORRA Alexander Bracelet

Links of love

In the month of love, there’s always a good reason to give your man something he is likely to wear every day, like this Alexander men’s bracelet by ORRA. Price: INR 1,38,448.

Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm - Guillaume Néry Edition PAM01122 The Panerai Luminor Marina 44mm Guillaume Néry Edition is limited to 70 pieces

Master of the Seas

The perfect timepiece of the season, for the man who has everything. Panerai has always had an inseparable connection to the sea, and now, the Luminor Marina 44 mm ? Guillaume Néry Edition (PAM01122) is inspired by the brand’s ambassador and constant weight freediving champion Guillaume Néry. Limited to 70 pieces, the 44 mm Guillaume Néry Edition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the birth of Luminor, and is an expression of contemporary horology, with materials cultivated by the Panerai Laboratorio di Idee, including DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) technology, which shapes titanium using a 3D printing process. At its heart beats the Caliber P.9010, a self-winding movement developed at the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel, equipped with double barrels for a three-day power reserve and a quick time adjustment function that can move forward or backward in increments of one hour and is connected automatically to the date indicator. Water-resistant up 300 m, the Luminor Marina 44mm has radically innovative aesthetic elements, such as rubberized coating applied to the bezel, crown, and bridge lever, the accentuated convex sapphire crystal, and a dial (with Arabic numerals and indexes in white Super-LumiNovaTM with green luminescence) with an evocative dégradé effect that emulates the shades produced as sunlight filters through the depths of the sea. The seconds are at 9 o’clock; the date is at 3 o’clock. There’s a safety Lock crown protection device (protected by trademark) in sandblasted titanium, and a 12-sided screwed caseback, in sandblasted titanium with DLC coating, engraved with the “70 Years Warranty” logo. The Panerai Guillaume Néry Edition is equipped with a strap made from black recycled PET material with white stitching and a trapezoidal pin buckle. A white rubber technical strap, the very first to feature luminescent “Officine Panerai” personalization is included with each watch, along with a screwdriver to remove the buckle and a recycled plastic box engraved with the signature of Panerai ambassador Guillaume Néry. The caseback includes an engraving depicting the silhouette of the freediver and Ambassador Guillaume Néry.

Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur ring Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur earrings

Memories of Jaipur

Sometimes all you need is that one statement ring to complete your outfit. This ruby, emerald, and diamond ring and polki, diamond, pearl, and emerald earrings from Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas Jaipur – a reputed, historical jewellery house – draws inspiration from by the grandeur of Rajasthan’s culture, in styles that keep alive the traditional art of jewellery making. This ring is a symbol of the workmanship by master craftsmen, and literally takes the wearer on a trip to the vibrant lanes of Jaipur. Prices on request.

Versace VE4401 sunglasses for men

Red Haute

This is a pair for a man who’s not afraid to stand out! Versace’s VE4401 model’s bold, and powerful shape and statement details characterize this men’s sun style. The high-impact shades are complemented with a new cut-out wide metal temple plaque boasting a three-dimensional Medusa. This design is available in red with dark grey lenses, transparent grey with light grey mirror silver 80 lenses, and black with dark grey lenses. Available at Sunglass Hut. Price on Request

Clinique Even Better Concealer in 14 shades

A Flawless You

Now, conceal and blur the appearance of any imperfection or flaw, with the Clinique Even Better family – Clinique Even Better All-Over Concealer + Eraser, which is a lightweight, oil-free, longwearing cream-gel formula available in 14 shades and moisturizes the skin, helping to reduce lines. The built-in blurring sponge is specifically designed to reach every contour of the face. What it does is: Moisturize immediately and for 24 hours, and smooth the appearance of lines. It’s longwearing for up to 12 hours, non-streaking, non-poring, crease-resistant, and sweat and humidity resistant. It visibly reduces under-eye puffiness with continued use, and minimizes dark under-eye circles and discolourations over time. It’s filled with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, caffeine, optical diffusers, and pigments, and can be used alone or with (under or over) foundation. Safe for contact lens wearers. You can also pair this concealer with Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15 to instantly brighten and even skin tone, with hours of flawless coverage. Available at all Clinique stores and counters in India and online (Nykaa, Myntra, Sephora, Shoppers Stop and Purplle). Available in 14 shades at INR 2,500 (6ml).

Dyson Corrale hair straightener

Salon Worthy

Look like you’ve just stepped out of the salon! The only hair straightener with flexing plates, the Dyson Corrale™ straightener features pioneering microhinged plate technology, which flex to shape and gather hair, applying even heat and tension to all the hair strands in every pass and keeping them perfectly aligned, reducing the reliance on heat. The Dyson Corrale™ straightener features Intelligent Heat Control technology. Suitable for all hair types, this unique styling tool features three precise temperatures, using a platinum sensor that measures the temperature 100 times a second. This technology communicates with a microprocessor, which in turn controls the heating system to deliver precise, accurate heat. Combined with Dyson’s 4-cell lithium-ion battery technology, the Corrale™ straightener also delivers cord-free performance, making it the perfect tool to gift loved ones who want to care for their hair by reducing heat damage without compromising on style. The Dyson Corrale™ straightener is priced at INR 36,900.

Emporio Armani sunglasses for men - EA2111.L300187L157.L

Cynosure of all Eyes

With its rectangular metallic frame, grey tinted lenses, and clip on visor, these men’s sunglasses by Emporio Armani will make its wearer the centre of attention! Available at Sunglass Hut. Price on request.

BIRKENSTOCK X MAISON VALENTINO sandal

In the Footsteps of Valentino

Here’s a collab made in fashion heaven. The first runway collaboration between luxury fashion Maison Valentino and Birkenstock was launched successfully at the Paris runway show in January 2019. The new collection, a natural continuity of the first conversation initiated between Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director of Maison Valentino and the German footwear giant Birkenstock, highlights the iconic

Arizona sandal, with its striking design, adorned with the renowned Valentino VLTN Logo. Proposed in an oversized camouflage pattern, the unisex sandals are declined in three contrasting patterns in military green, vibrant yellow, and grey. The same attention to detail has been given to the new collection featuring a black leather covered footbed with tonal buckles. Available exclusively on the website www.birkenstock.in/1774 . Price on request.

W's U shiny rayon L_S dress INR 3,990 W's U shiny rayon LS long shirt dress INR 3,990

A Return to Freedom

A sense of lightness and freedom after a long winter indoors! Own your freedom with some of the latest pieces for men and women by Japanese fashion giant UNIQLO – as they announce their latest Uniqlo U Spring/Summer 2021.

W’s U tailored jacket (set up) INR 5990 UNIQLO U Tote bag INR 2,990

Designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, the spring/summer collection marks the 10th season of Uniqlo U and features sophisticated essentials with a sense of lightness and freedom after a long winter spent indoors.

U Cotton trucker jacket INR 4,990

Earthy neutrals mix with bright hues, evoking a feeling of nature’s renewal. Modern living calls for clothing with simplicity and purpose. Versatile, practical essentials are more important than ever.

U Wide fit sweat pullover LS hoodie INR 2,990 U Striped crew neck SS T-shirt INR 1,290

The line-up includes 36 items for women, 35 items for men and, new to Uniqlo U this season, 9 items for kids! Available at UNIQLO Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj and on the UNIQLO Shop From Home service (online.uniqlo.in).

Necklace by Archana Aggarwal Timeless Jewellery Bracelet by Archana Aggarwal Timeless Jewellery

Season of Romance

Romance and jewellery have always had a magical connection, and many a legendary love story has had a piece of jewellery take centrestage, highlighting the preciousness of love’s symbol. For the month of love, choose a piece of jewellery that matches her unique style – a diamond necklace or bracelet by Archana Aggarwal are gifts she will cherish forever. Available at Ambawatta One, H 5/3-4, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030. Price on request.

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