Design & Style News: Kid-proof sofas from Harvey Norman, La Mer's first boutique, and more

Harvey Norman's Metallico Steel Range sofa. PHOTO: HARVEY NORMAN


Spruce up your home to receive Chinese New Year guests with a new selection of sofas from Harvey Norman.

The retailer has released two new styles. The Metallico Steel Frame sofas sport galvanised, sturdy steel frames and steel core wood grain legs for a bounce-proof addition to your living room. The sofas, wrapped in premium foam and soft fibre, are priced from $899.

If you prefer something more classically comfortable, the new leather sofa collection comes in over 30 colours, and is designed with adjustable headrest and lumbar support.

Its entry price starting from $1,299 means you have less to fret about young children clambering all over and potentially ruining the leather.

Both ranges are available at Harvey Norman's Millenia Walk flagship store.


Luxury skincare label La Mer has opened its very first standalone boutique in Singapore. Opened in November 2019, the flagship store is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

The store carries the full range of offerings from La Mer, including make-up and cult favourites like the Crème de la Mer and The Concentrate, previously available only at beauty counters in stores like Tangs or Robinsons.

Customers can schedule personalised consultations on their skin needs and lifestyle in-store, as well as receive other complimentary services such as hand massages.

Exclusive to the flagship is a private facial cabin for one, offering five facial services that use La Mer products. Not an easy splurge, the 90-minute Miracle Broth Facial costs $450 per session.

La Mer's flagship store in Marina Bay Sands. PHOTO: LA MER


Ahead of Chinese New Year, local jeweller La Putri is hosting a preloved fashion sale of designer labels. On Jan 12, shop coveted brands such as Marni, Stella McCartney, Lanvin and more at prices between $50 and $100.

The one-day sale will feature second-hand apparel and accessories like bags and scarves. And it is not just mindless shopping either. All proceeds will go towards children supported by The Business Times Budding Artists Fund and The Straits Times Pocket Money Fund.

The jeweller is also offering 20 per cent off La Putri jewellery on the day - make a purchase and 10 per cent of the value will be donated in your name.

The one-day sale will feature second-hand apparel and accessories like bags and scarves. PHOTO: LA PUTRI/FACEBOOK

The Preloved with Love: Fashion Upcycling with La Putri event takes place on Jan 12, noon to 5pm, at La Putri, #02-15 Mandarin Gallery.


Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows. PHOTO: FENTY BEAUTY

Pop singer Rihanna's inclusive beauty line Fenty Beauty is starting the new year with new products.

Available in eight colour stories, the new Snap Shadows are mini eyeshadow palettes ($39 each or two for $70) designed to snap together so you can easily carry around a pair of your favourites. The concept is not unlike the brand's existing Match Stix - magnetic make-up sticks that click together for you to mix and match. Use the palettes alone or together.

Each six-pan palette fits snugly in the palm of your hand, and shades range from everyday neutrals to smoky hues to shimmery pastels.

Available online at and in Sephora stores from Jan 16

Correction note: This article has been edited for accuracy.

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