While natural simplicity and rational satisfaction reign supreme in the Japanese and Scandinavian-influenced outlets exclusive to Canberra Centre, you don’t have to walk far to find European grandeur and luxury in full force. Here we collect six Old World-inflected pieces designed to bolster your joie de vivre.
Women’s tailored frock coat | Zara
As the cool weather drags on you can count on Spanish fashion retailer Zara to bring some Latin fire to your wardrobe. This striking double-breasted coat (due in store mid-August) features a smart lapel collar and pronounced shoulders for maximum impact when you walk into a room. Add an LBD and heels for a sharp spring look, or layer over neutral-coloured cigarette pants.
Crochet bucket bag | Seed Heritage
Conjuring sunny days spent on the warm sands of Amalfi or strolling the cobbled streets of Lisbon, the eminently practical bucket bag is just the ticket for your summer holiday essentials. Featuring hand-knotted rope detail, this versatile tan carry-all will easily team with any number of wardrobe staples.
Essenza Mini Espresso Machine | Nespresso
A true modern classic, the Nespresso capsule machine has established itself as the of choice for those in search of a consistently perfect daily brew. Small in size but big on Italian sophisitcation, the Essenza Mini (Nespresso’s most compact machine yet) has two programmable cup sizes, and comes in a range of colours.
Men’s Slim-fit Virgin Wool Blazer | Hugo Boss
Timeless checkered pattern and meticulous German tailoring? Check and check. This smart mid-weight blazer blends classic styling and modern appeal thanks to smart cut and close fit. Crafted from virgin wool and featuring mother of pearl buttons and small decorative stitches around the lapel, there’s plenty of detail here – with striped lining and foldable pocket square sealing the deal.
Vendula London Bookshop Mini Purse | Pepe’s
The ideal gift for bookish types, this novelty aubergine purse made from vegan leather will add a touch of British eccentricity to your ensemble. While at Pepe’s, you can also stock up on notebooks from cult German stationer Leuchtturm1917 and find stylish reading glasses by French eyewear brand Izipizi.
Grenadine Heart Stone Ring | Les Nereides
This 14k gold-plated ring with hand-faceted glass stone from whimsical Parisian jewellery house Les Nereides is the perfect gift for a born romantic, not to mention an eye-catching piece to pair with modern floral prints, lace or ruffles. Who needs airmiles when your costume jewellery can transport you mentally to the City of Love?
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