Style News: Great Singapore Sale starts early at Robinsons

Laneige limited-edition refillable bottles.
Laneige limited-edition refillable bottles. PHOTOS: LANEIGE, MULBERRY

GREAT SINGAPORE SALE STARTS EARLY AT ROBINSONS

Robinsons has kicked off the Great Singapore Sale earlier this year. The department store is offering up to 70 per cent off regular-priced items including cosmetics, health supplements, fragrances, toys, homeware, menswear and womenswear.

Shoppers who spend more than $150 at any Robinsons outlet stand to win prizes including a Volvo XC60, $2,000 worth of Robinsons gift vouchers and a Canon EOS 80D Camera.

The department store has outlets at The Heeren, Jem and Raffles City.


LANEIGE LAUNCHES REFILLABLE BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

South Korean beauty label Laneige is set to launch a global campaign to raise public awareness and funds for the protection of the environment.

The Refill Me campaign aims to encourage more people to cut down on the use of disposable plastic by buying refillable bottles.

Laneige has designed three limited- edition refillable bottles for the campaign.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of the Refill Me bottles will go towards supporting projects related to drinking water, health and sanitation in South Korea and around the world.

In Singapore, Laneige has teamed up with Waterways Watch Society, a local independent volunteer group committed to inspire stewardship of the environment, for the initiative.

From tomorrow to June 30, customers can purchase the Refill Me Bottle for $8 with any purchase at Laneige counters.

To help Waterways Watch Society expand its educational programmes at Punggol Waterways and develop sustainable programmes to benefit future generations, $2 from the sale of each bottle will be donated to the organisation.


ICONIC MULBERRY BAG REDESIGNED

The Bayswater, one of Mulberry's most iconic bags, has undergone a facelift (above).

Designed by its former design director Nicholas Knightly, the bag was launched in 2003 and featured a postman's lock and zippers on the sides of the semi-structured tote.

Reworked for the Autumn 2016 collection by the brand's creative director Johnny Coca, the new Bayswater is now lighter and more structured.

The bag's metal feet and belt hardware from side gussets are gone; its leather and lining have been reinforced to carry heavier loads; and the internal pocket has moved from the back to the front of the bag.

Although Coca's love for colour is apparent in the brighter yellow and pink shades, he has also kept to tradition by deepening the bag's classic oak and burgundy colours.

He says: "The Bayswater is such a British design icon, and all icons evolve.

"I wanted to ensure we protected the Bayswater's legacy and made it as relevant as possible to women's lives."

The new Bayswater - prices range from $1,690 to $5,310 - will be available here from Saturday at Mulberry stores in Hilton Hotel, Paragon, Takashimaya and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2016, with the headline 'Style News'. Print Edition | Subscribe