Over the standard post-lunch water cooler talk with my colleagues, we had a discussion about what we considered the perfect Valentine's Day gift and, the consensus? It changes as we grow up and move into different "age brackets". In primary school, a simple hand drawn card from a friend would suffice. In secondary school, boys upped the ante by giving flowers and chocolates. In our tertiary level of education...well, you get the idea.
For Valentine's Day this year, we don't need the flowers, the dramatic gestures of romance or heartfelt statements. In fact, we'd prefer Fendi's latest bag - the Mon Trésor (and that's My Treasure in French) that comes in five perfect pastel shades (a pink, green, beige, yellow and blue) and the standard black or white. And as with every Fendi bag, form follows function - a drawstring fastening keeps your belongings safe and two detachable straps (one long and one short) allows you to wear it over the shoulder or crossbodied.
Mon Trésor bag in calf leather, $1,690 and Love key chain, $720.
Fendi's iconic Strap You bag strap gets a mini-me version too and embellished with studs spelling the word LOVE. And in this recent social climate where its hard to go by a day without reading bad news, perhaps LOVE is all you need this Valentine's Day.
Love Strap You in calf leather, $1,030.
The Mon Trésor bag, Love Key Chain and Love Strap You is available from February 2018 onwards at Fendi @ Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #01-10, Singapore 238801.