The gift of luxury can sometimes come in small precious doses – this rings true especially with novel designer trinkets. From logo-adorning hair pins ala Chanel, to petite pocket pouches from Jacquemus, tiny little accessories from your favourite luxury brands make for the perfect last-minute splurge for someone who deserves the treat (you included) before Christmas. They’re adorable, fun, and come bearing many of their respective House’s codes, which means you’ll get to add a designer touch to your outfit throughout the rest of the year without having to severely shell out a fortune.
Mostly capped under S$1,000 (well, except for a Burberry scarf we simply HAD to include in this list, but more on that later…), these luxury trinkets are worth snatching up. Not to mention, some of them will absolutely melt your hearts. See: Loewe’s crochet-trimmed bunny coin purse and Max Mara’s tiny teddy bear keychain that hilariously looks as if it’s being engulfed by an alpaca fur coat.
Check out our top picks of quirky and luxurious designer trinkets to nab ahead.
Colliers de Chien hinged bracelet, S$900 from Hermes
One of Hermes’s prized accessories, the Colliers de Chien cuff (also known affectionately by fans as the “CDC” cuff) was originally conceived by the luxury brand as a dog collar for the uber rich owners of Parisian pooches in the ‘20s. Having gained immense popularity amongst the elite class, the collar was soon adapted into belts and finally, the cuff we all know and love today.
Distinguished by prominent pyramid studs and an “O” ring, the CDC is a covetable token of luxury to be desired. This special rendition of the slim CDC, that features glossy enamel of printed pyramid studs – as opposed to the normal 3-D versions, and circles in tutti frutti shades. Made in rose gold plated hardware, this dainty cuff is a trinket that’s sure to be cherished for years.
Hair clips are back to dominate our literal headspace this season: a mish mash of pearl-adorned bobby pins, crystal-embellished barrettes, and chunky tortoiseshell hair clips are trending hard all over Instagram. If you’re looking for something special to set you apart from the rest of the crowd, this exquisite hair pin from Chanel will do the trick.
Festooned with the House’s interlocking double C logo as hanging charms decorated with pearl and crystal embellishments, this gold-tone hair clip also features multi-coloured oval-shaped gems that imbue a regal finish. The strip of leather weaved between the gold chain links gives it an edgier look as well. If you’re looking for one statement accessory that will serve as both a treasured collector’s item and a chic versatile statement accessory, this is it.
Flora earrings in fabric and rhinestones with red flower, US$350 (S$474.12) from Marni
Capturing the joyous festive spirit perfectly, these carmine red Flora earrings from Marni are absolutely delightful. This playful number also encapsulates the brand’s whimsical and modern, artistic energy with its sculptural, fine lines and oversized floral pendants made from fabric.
Finished with rhinestones, these earrings will add interest to any ensemble, whether you’re donning a classic little black dress, or a tongue-in-cheek colourful power suit.
Miu Miu colour mix jewels necklace, S$640 from Miu Miu
A girly update of your typical neck handkerchief, this pretty necklace from Miu Miu is crafted with a vibrant floral print silk scarf and features a candy drop-esque charm decorated by synthetic crystals. The necklace comes with a separate striped blue scarf that is interchangeable with the original scarf, giving you more options to play around with.
Easily styled with a pair of jeans and a casual summer top, this sweet and cheerful everyday add-on will be our favourite thing to reach for every morning.
Loewe bunny coin-purse leather key rings, S$745 from Matchesfashion
Amongst Loewe’s menagerie of endearingly adorable animal characters from elephants to pandas that take the form of bags and accessories, the bunny has got to be one of our favourites. Seen with an iconic shape and adorning a little plush puff of fur as a tail, Loewe’s bunny has been seen as a crossbody bag, and even a tiny coin purse bag charm – such as this lovely number.
Rendered in smooth midnight blue leather and edged with cream crochet trimmings and the usual fluffy pompom tail, this cute keychain makes for the perfect heart-stirring, squeal-inducing gift this holiday season.
Gucci GG crystal-embellished antiqued clip earrings, S$695 from Matchesfashion
Regal with an antiqued finish, these Gucci earrings with their beautiful aged aesthetic and darker toned jewels will make for a stunning luxury addition to your arsenal of accessories. Set with beautiful multi-coloured stones in shades such as emerald, topaz and soft rose, these earrings are crafted with enigmatic etchings to boot.
We love the idea of popping these on for a glamorous night out, next to a sparkly sequined dress and a pair of glittery dark green boots.
Burberry Dalmatian print and Classic Check scarf, US$1,290 from Farfetch
The ultimate definition of luxury, Burberry’s soft cashmere and mulberry silk scarf will keep you warm and snug all throughout your winter holidays. This scarf features two contrasting patterns on both sides: one with a funky dalmation print, and another with the House’s iconic Haymarket Check pattern.
Finished with multi-coloured tassels, this scarf gives you two completely different looks depending on your mood for the day. It’s almost as if you’re paying for two scarves but with the price of one. We can’t wait to be wrapped up in this all day while sitting at the office. Talk about cozy.
Jacquemus detachable pocket logo plaque pouch, US$283 from Farfetch
Designed to easily slip into your waistband to act as a little pocket, Jacquemus’s detachable pouch in lilac is easily one of the sleekest novelty leather goods we’ve seen this season. Showcasing the brand’s logo in the form of a gold-tone plaque embedded at the front, this wondrous knick knack will overcome and conquer all pocket-less ensembles with its functionality.
Style this with a floral slip dress and tuck it in using a belt cinched tightly enough at the waist.
Bottega Veneta Mini intrecciato leather pouch, US$580 from Net-a-Porter
Hand-woven using the brand’s famed intrecciato technique, this micro-bag from Bottega Veneta is crafted from a contemporary icy white leather. Small enough to house your earphones, this micro-purse is designed with a sleek leather strap that allows you to wear it around your neck like a necklace or be twisted around your hand.
Max Mara’s Cabala bear charm has officially won our hearts. Donning a coral red faux fur coat made from alpaca, wool and silk, this teddy bear is sure to inspire smiles this holiday season. Psst, the fur coat is also features a tiny logo tag stitch on at the back bearing the brand’s name – how adorable.
Let this dangle off the straps of your favourite handbag, or attach it to your set of keys so that they’ll be easier to fish for.