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The stylish shopping list

A selection from the editors of ForbesLife India, ForbesLife and Network18 Publishing

Jasodhara Banerjee
Published: Jan 27, 2017 06:42:29 AM IST
Updated: Jan 24, 2017 07:03:18 PM IST

High rollers
Want to keep calm and carry on? Start with first-class rolling luggage. A 22-inch trolley, which can be stowed overhead on most domestic and international flights, is what you need. Next, four wheels (preferably multidirectional) are better than two, as are several handle options, including the top, the side and a sturdy telescopic handle for pushing and pulling. A suitcase with “sandwich” construction (meaning two halves) makes organising easier, as do internal and external pockets. If you can pack all of that thinking into one bag, there ought to be enough room for a two-day business trip. And now you’re ready to roll.

From top left: Bossa Nova 22-inch Cabin Multiwheel by Rimowa ($995); Formula 1004 rolling suitcase in Venezia leather by Berluti ($8,150); Horizon 55 rolling luggage in VVN leather by Louis Vuitton and Marc Newson ($5,900); Safari 21-inch trolley case in leather by Globe-Trotter ($1,500)

Tech the halls
A sensorial satori occurs when high tech meets high design. Whether it’s a Brancusi-like speaker, a platterless turntable or a state-of-the-artfulness integrated amplifier, form and function are united on a new plane, wrapping inspiration around innovation.

Clockwise from top left: BeoLab 90 speaker by Bang & Olufsen ($85,000 a pair); Atmo Sfera platterless turntable by Audio Deva ($1,650); Ikarus integrated amplifier by Metaxas Audio Systems ($32,500); PS1000e headphones by Grado Labs ($1,695) and X1D camera by Hasselblad ($8,995, body only)

Small wonders
When it comes to handbags, little is now a big sign of power. Mini- and micro-bags have replaced oversize satchels and totes, conveying that a woman has everything under control. From Chanel’s Mini Flap to Fendi’s Micro Peekaboo, these little beauties are meant to hold just the essentials—a phone, some credit cards, keys—but they still make a huge style statement

Clockwise from top: Petite Malle in crocodile skin by Louis Vuitton ($34,000); Mini Kelly II in Epsom leather by Hermès ($8,150); Small Flap Bag in lambskin by Chanel ($4,700); Micro Peekaboo in Nappa leather by Fendi ($1,550) and Sac de Jour Nano in leather by Saint Laurent ($2,750)

From left: Valentino Garavani rockstud Spike small bag in lambskin by Valentino ($2,195); GucciGhost shoulder bag in leather by Gucci ($1,890) and Serpenti Viper in calfskin by Bvlgari ($2,100)

The silver platter
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Add a touch of class to your dining table with Frazer and Haws’s collection of cake platters, napkin holders, and candle stands, which are handcrafted and made of sterling silver of 92 percent purity.

(This story appears in the Jan-Feb 2017 issue of ForbesLife India. To visit our Archives, click here.)