Touches of new holiday bling
Updated: 2010-12-26 09:26
By Gan Tian (China Daily)
It's never too late to give wonderful Christmas gifts to your friends (or yourself). Gan Tian picks out some of the best in town.
Gap - born in 1969
US high-street fashion label Gap has just entered the Chinese mainland, with "Vintage 1969" jeans specially designed for the Chinese market. Limited to 3,000 pairs, each one uses denim made in the year 1969. The price? 1,969 yuan.
Bottega Veneta - weave for hope
The special-edition handbag features Bottega Veneta's signature intrecciato weave in a rich green hue called "Bottle". Besides being a Christmas tree color, it symbolizes the blossoming of hope and vitality: The bag's profit will go to the Spring Bud Program, an initiative of the China Children and Teenagers' Fund.
Giorgio Armani - snacks for the holiday
Giorgio Armani collaborates with Italian top chocolate maker Vench, lauching Armani/Dolci series desserts, which include Vennice cake, hot chocolate and fruit jelly. This is fashion as serious eye candy.
Enzo - rosy stones
Enzo launched Rosenite jewelries at Christmas. The gem stones used there are pyrope, exploited from Tocantins, Brazil. Necklaces, earrings and rings featuring Rosenite are all about passion, love and a holiday mood.
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