First teased hours before the Loewe spring/summer 2020 menswear show back in June 2019, the Elephant phone cover was instantly met with rave reviews on social media. And it's easy to see why. The phone case is affixed with a leather-worked head of an elephant, complete with ears that extend beyond the width of the case, and a trunk that also allows the case to stand supported both horizontally and vertically.
Additionally, the fixed lanyard allows Loewe's Elephant phone case to be worn around the neck so there's less worry of losing your phone. There's also the option of personalising the leather lanyard with Loewe's array of charms.
The Loewe Elephant phone case is clearly designed to be more than just a phone case. Which, in a way, justifies its retail price of SGD690—about the same price of an average wallet in the brand's repertoire. Unfortunately, only iPhone X, XS and XS Max users will be able to accessorise their phones with the case, with iPhone 11 and 11 Pro Max versions to be released soon.
But if you're the sort who keeps up with the latest in technology and tend to change your phone every year, maybe this wouldn't be the best item to spend that amount on. Here are five other ways to slurge on something brand new and fa-shun.
Leather tote bag by CDG Wallet (SGD630 each via Dover Street Market Singapore)
It's not always that the Comme des Garçons offshoot line does sizeable bags. This CDG Wallet tote takes reference from those branded canvas totes that come packed together with Japanese magazines, but of course, done in supple leather.
Leather belt by Bottega Veneta (SGD590 each)
Daniel Lee's leitmotif for Bottega Veneta is the triangle—a feature that's seen in everything from tailoring to accessories. The fashion house is all about luxurious subtlety now, and this belt is one that those in-the-know would immediately be able to recognise, but without the obvious use of a monogram.
Haute Parfumerie collection by CELINE BY HEDI SLIMANE (SGD430 each)
With nine different scents (two more will be released soon), CELINE's Haute Parfumerie collection consists of scents based on artistic, creative and image director Hedi Slimane's memories. Best thing is, it's a unisex collection that's neither 'masculine' nor 'feminine'.
Gilapple light by Undercover + Medicom + Wacko Maria (approximately SGD200 each via Mr Porter)
The Gilapple always sells out pretty quickly because it's such a curious collaborative piece between Undercover and Medicom Toy. Mr Porter has just one left available that's a limited edition version done in collaboration with fellow Japanese label Wacko Maria. Get on it, folks.
PVC Super Large Tote by Opening Ceremony (SGD143.30 each)
If you've ever complained that there's never enough space in your bag, you wouldn't have that same problem to with Opening Ceremony's Super Large Tote. We're pretty sure you could fit an actual person inside one too. Someone please try and let us know…
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