New purchases are great and all, but they’re nothing compared to a piece that’s been made especially for you. So we've rounded up a list of our five fave brands that are taking your favourite accessories and stepping them up. Think along the lines of soy candles, hammered bangles and 24k gold clutch clasps.
This time, it’s personal.
The Daily Edited
When it comes to The Daily Edited, there’s not much not to love. Upon their release, the foil-monogrammed pouches instantly hit cult status, and it wasn’t long before the range blossomed into what we see today. Haven’t checked them out lately? Here’s a short list of what you can expect: totes, bucket bags, clutches, compendiums, pencil cases, luggage tags, passport holders, cosmetics cases, travel wallets, notebook holders, card holders aaand we’re going to stop there before we run out of space.
The label has also dropped new textures and autumnal shades, giving you a brand new excuse to visit The Daily Edited once more.
When looking for the perfect jewellery, it can be hard to nail the colour, size and shape. Enter Coolabah Charms. The Melbourne-based jewellery brand allows you to pick all of the above from a huge (we’re talking huge) variety of men’s and women’s pieces. The 100 per cent Australian-made jewellery comes in an array of rose gold, sterling silver and 9K gold styles, and it’s all tailored to fit.
And because personal is better, Coolabah Charms even gives you the option to have a name or message engraved on your new treasure. Go on, treat yourself.
You know the expression ‘wearing your heart on your sleeve’? STMPDshop wants you to do just that. The label makes bracelets that can be branded with the name of a loved one, a personal message, an inspirational quote or the coordinates of a special place. It’s pretty cute but far from soppy. Each bracelet is handmade from tough elements like aluminium, brass or copper, turning out something both sentimental and unique. And topping it off is free worldwide shipping.
STMPDshop will deliver your goodies in a specially-designed gift bag, with an additional 10% off your order until May 31. Just enter ‘FJ10’ at checkout.
Forget the bomboniere. Bombardier Designs is going to raise the bar on your wedding favours. The brand specialises in soy candles and chocolate favours, complete with the bride and groom’s initials. It’s a special way to remember your big day and a surefire way to impress that cousin you’re not even sure you actually invited.
Bombardier Designs also does more than just weddings, featuring a range of personalised homewares, napkins, cushions, candles and vases (with stationery on the way soon). The focus is on simplicity, meaning everything in the range is sophisticated, timeless and will sit beautifully within your home.
Unfortunately we can’t all be Margaret Zhang. But that’s OK, because we can sometimes dress like Margaret Zhang, starting with MNO.logie. Like a portable art exhibition, MNO.logie’s handmade pouches are encased in a perspex clutch and sealed with a 24k gold-plated clasp. And yep, they’ve been seen in the hands of Margaret Zhang, Oracle Fox and Gary Pepper.
The clutches can then be personalised with your name, initials or special dates, with options of rose gold or silver hardware. Materials range from velvet to marble, making this a clutch to capture your personality (or, if you prefer, Margaret Zhang’s).
This article was originally published in Fashion Journal issue 157. Read the mag here.