Objects of desire from around the world.
Feeling like Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday? Well, Porselli’s glittering ballerinas will do the trick. A longtime supplier for La Scala opera house, this small shop had tapped into the fad for ballet flats this season and has jazzed things up with a gold version ($104) and a silver one ($130). —Chiara Hughes
Tsumori Chisato’s two-piece number, a trompe l’oeil knit swimsuit comprising a halter top ($230) and shorts ($160), boasts an underlining retro vibe recalling summer days in Deauville with a touch of Fifties pinup. —Laurent Folcher
Brazilian fashion beachwear designer/retailer Osklen will launch a neotropical maxi cotton and silk beach bag ($300) at its 36 Brazilian stores in mid-January (South America’s summer) and at its five European stores. The mostly black-and-white bag is accented with red, yellow and orange streaks that recall a toucan’s beak. —Mike Kepp
London girls over the now-ubiquitous giant sunglasses are plumping for denim brand Superfine’s shades with an edge. The London brand, purveyor of Kate Moss’ preferred skinny jeans, has teamed up with German sunglasses manufacturer ic Berlin to create the five-piece collection, in a palette of chrome, black and gold, with the chrome Solo pair ($440) currently flying off the shelves. —Lucie Greene
What started as a Mod-inspired look for boys is now equally trendy for girls. Whether skinny Sixties-style clip-ons or the wider Fifties button-down variation, suspenders are selling well across Berlin. At Extrafine, on the city’s hip Kastanienallee, owner Ron Siedner estimates that about 30 percent of the suspenders sold are being bought by women, who are particularly mad for these waistcoat-style suspenders by Won hundred ($64). —Damien McGuinness