Q: Hi Bagaholicboy, I need some suggestions from you. I am at my wit’s end deciding what to buy for my girlfriend’s 21st birthday. Hints received include either an enamel bracelet from Hermès or a purse from Chanel. Her favorite brands include the 2 I just mentioned and Miu Miu. She currently has a Chanel purse which she has been using for 2 years and is into classic pieces. Do you have any comments or suggestions as to what I can get for her? Please advise me with your vast experience! My budget would be from about SGD500 to SGD700. Thanks!
A: Dear Zhicong, thanks for writing in. If there is one thing I learnt while dealing with women, it is always to do what they say. Your girlfriend can hint all she wants, but it sure looks like she is set on either the Hermès bangle or the Chanel wallet. Which also means getting either for her will mean hitting the jackpot. I do like the Hermès Gold-Plated Narrow Enamel Bracelet in Pink, which is both sweet and classy at the same time. I am not sure how much it retails in Singapore, but the US site lists it at USD500 or around SGD700 which suits your budget.
You can also look into Chanel, but instead of getting her another purse, why not something else in the same range, perhaps a coin purse or a cardholder. Not only will it compliment her existing piece, you will also find it easier to get something with your budget. Miu Miu has lovely pieces too, but if it is ‘classic’ she prefers, than stick to Hermès or Chanel. You can’t go wrong with them. Do let me know what you decide and good luck.
Image: Hermès Hermes