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20 Best Luxury Items Worth Investing in This Year

Here's a comprehensive guide to some of the best luxury fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items you can invest in this 2021.

by Sofia de Aros, Nicole Arcano and Jam Nitura | Aug 11, 2021

Through meticulous research and discerning, the Preview Editors have come up with a curated list of luxury items that are definitely worth your annual splurge this year.

Unless you’re a naturally impulsive buyer, splurging on premium items actually takes a lot of time and effort. Searching for the right product that fits your fancy is only half the journey if you want to make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck. After all, only the best high-end products deserve a swipe at our hard-earned cash. If you’ve saved up enough to finally treat yourself to a taste of luxury this year, then scroll on to satisfy the discerning online shopaholic in you. For our first-ever Preview Luxury List, we’ve curated an assortment of splurge-worthy luxury fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items that you can cop for yourself with no regrets.

Preview Luxury List 2021

Through meticulous research and discerning, the Preview Editors have come up with a curated list of luxury items that are definitely worth your annual splurge this year. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your beauty routine, update your wardrobe, or up the ante on your home experience, you’re sure to find something in the list below.

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Fashion


Best Casual Daytime Bag: Longchamp Le Pliage Green Shoulder Bag L

Since its introduction in 1993, Longchamp’s Le Pliage shoulder bag has been a global bestseller. It recently got an environmentally-friendly update in the form of the Le Pliage Green, a version of the famed bag made from discarded items such as carpets, fishing nets, and textile scraps. Anything chic and sustainable is a win in our book.

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Longchamp Le Pliage Green Shoulder Bag L in Snow, (€105, approximately P6208.53), LONGCHAMP, longchamp.com

Best Timeless Watch: Omega Constellation Quartz 25mm

A diamond-encrusted gold watch will never go out of style. This sophisticated timepiece from Omega transcends trends and will elevate any outfit—whether it be casual, an all-white outfit or a sleek, semi-formal ensemble.

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Omega Constellation Quartz 25mm, P104,496.99, OMEGA, omegawatches.com

Best Structured Mini Bag: Louis Vuitton Capucines Mini 

Polished and smartly designed, the Louis Vuitton Capucines Mini is the wardrobe essential you’ve been seeking. Its structured body, stiff top handle, and tasteful monogram communicate a sophisticated and intelligent style. This is a handbag that you will never hesitate to wear.

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Louis Vuitton Capucines Mini in Black, $4,450.00, (approximately P223,427.22), LOUIS VUITTON, Greenbelt 4

Best Wallet: Bulgari Serpenti Forever Wallet 

On the Serpenti Forever Wallet, the iconic snake emblem appears as a functional zip puller, not as a front clasp, affording the wallet a clean and minimalist look. The candied colorway keeps it youthful and fun, while the slim yet roomy build allows for fuss-free use.

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Bulgari Serpenti Forever Wallet, $890, (approximately P44,685.45), BULGARI, bulgari.com

Best Minimalist Slide: Tory Burch Selby Slide 

Amid this new global reality, every trip out of the house is bound to be a busy one. It’s best to invest in a comfortable shoe that will match everything in your wardrobe. The Selby Slide from Tory Burch fits the bill—its sleek, no-frills design is sure to land it a spot among your daily favorites.

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Selby Slide in Dulce De Leche, P16,650 (sale price P8325), TORY BURCHtrunc.ph

Beauty


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Best Daytime Fragrance: Versace Dylan Turquoise Pour Femme Eau de Toilette

Dylan Turquoise puts the warmth of a long summer by the beach conveniently within arm's length. It's bright, airy, and luminous—a citrus floral that opens with a burst of Primofiore lemon, Italian mandarin, pink peppercorn, with a juicy guava heart. The whiffs of jasmine and freesia are grounded by a base of woods and white musk, giving the scent that sensual Versace flair.


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Dylan Turquoise Pour Femme Eau de Toilette, P3500 (30ml) P4800(50ml) P6000 (100ml), VERSACERustan’s

Best Evening Fragrance: Narciso Rodriguez Musc Noir for Her Eau de Parfum

Rarely does Narciso Rodriguez serve anything less than elegance, and this sensual fusion of their famed For Her and signature musc is proof. The instant hit of the leather suede accords makes it perfect for any evening affair, but it's the delicate heliotrope and rose-spiked heart with a juicy touch of plum that'll have you spritzing it on regardless of the time of day.


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Musc Noir for Her Eau de Parfum, P3550 for (30ml) P5350 (50ml) P6900 (100ml), NARCISO RODRIGUEZRustan's

Best Luxury Skincare Product: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

It's the unfortunate reality that our skin's defenses worsen as we age. But just like taking a multivitamin works for our body's immune system, skincare always has our backs. The ImuGenerationRED Technology in the new Ultimune formula, for one, cares for compromised capillaries and thinned blood vessels to ensure that immunity cells are delivered to every corner, maintaining your complexion's defensive power. The fast-absorbing and oil-free formula promises to boost radiance in just three days and promote healthier-looking skin in the long run. Not to mention, its soothing green floral scent is a definite shoe-in for anyone's night time regimen.


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Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, P6000 for (50ml) P7300 for (75ml) P10,900 (120ml), SHISEIDOLazada

Best Luxury Hair Tool: Dyson Corrale

Dyson has made everyone's dream of on-the-go styling possible with the Corrale. It works perfectly cord-free, so you can straighten or twist your wrist for some waves even without a nearby socket. And if you're worried about damage, its flexible manganese copper alloy plates cut that in half by smoothly gathering each strand to require less heat.


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Corrale Hair Straightener, P29,500, DYSONLazada


Best Luxury Lip Product: Chanel Rouge Coco Bloom

Chanel's Rouge Coco Bloom delivers pigment, longevity, and moisture in each satisfying swipe. The 20-shade strong range has the feel of your favorite lipstick and lip balm rolled into one, thanks to a two-phase technology that melts the color beautifully on the lips while leaving a lively shine. You can't gloss over the packaging, too—the black case is topped with a reflective silver ring, its clear face conveniently revealing the exact hue inside.


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Rouge Coco Bloom Lipstick, P2400, CHANEL, Rustan’s Makati

Lifestyle


Best Round Mirror: Adnet Circulaire Mirror

More than just a round mirror to take selfies with, the Adnet doubles as a fine sculptural piece that’s sure to exude elegance inside any room it’s placed in. With a design crafted by the late French artist Jacques Adnet, this mirror is bounded by a unique round leather, complete with burnished brass details. It comes in three sizes and colors as buyers can choose from tan, olive green, and black shades.

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Adnet Circulaire Mirror, P60,420, GUBI, Curio Cavern

Best Porcelain Dinnerware: Noritake Jubilant Days Gold

Art meets fine dining in Noritake’s Jubilant Days Gold collection. Perfect for upping the atmosphere in any special event, this sophisticated, porcelain dinnerware set features an abstract design with “swatches of cobalt blue, and splashes of shimmering gold,” fit for royalty. The overall product includes dinner plates, soup bowls, bread and butter plates, coffee cups, and coffee saucers, that come in four pieces of each.

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Jubilant Days Gold, P35,000, NORITAKE, Rustan’s

Best Espresso Machine: SMEG Espresso Coffee Machine

Caffeine lovers going for a retro vibe for their coffee nooks at home should take a look at Smeg’s Espresso Coffee Machine—a slim and lightweight beauty reminiscent of the 1950s aesthetic. Unlike other complex appliances that seem too intimidating to use, this one has a user-friendly control panel ideal for beginners, with just three buttons to navigate and a frother lever to the side. It’s easy to piece together out of the box, too, and boots up faster than other coffee machines in the market.

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Espresso Coffee Machine, P21,995, SMEGLazada


Best Ergonomic Office Chair: Haworth Fern Executive Office Chair

With most of us working from home and seated at our desks for hours on end, investing in a chair that prioritizes your health and comfort should be on the top of your shopping list. Created with the guidance of physical therapists, Haworth’s Fern Executive is the only known office chair in the market with a Wave Suspension system back support that accounts for the seamless flexibility and “edgeless comfort” it provides. It boasts of varying adjustments to ensure you can get into a position that best helps support your body, while staying productive.

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Fern Executive Office Chair, P66,250, HAWORTH, Kuysen

Best Lightweight Vacuum Cleaner: Dyson Micro 1.5kg Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson’s lightest vacuum yet, the Dyson Micro solves the widespread weak suction problem of most lightweight, portable vacuums. With a five-stage, fully sealed advanced filtration system, this high-end cleaning tool can capture up to 99.99% of microscopic particles. You won’t have to worry about sore arms from prolonged use either, because the vacuum is ergonomically designed to ensure that its weight is “balanced around the handle to feel even lighter in the hand.”

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Dyson Micro 1.5kg Vacuum Cleaner, P19,990, DYSON, Dyson Demo Stores and Lazada

Tech


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Best Tablet for Work: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Perhaps one of the best and most versatile tablet releases of this year, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7+ works like a dream for students or working women with a penchant for multitasking. With an impressive Super AMOLED display, watching HD videos on this gadget provides a crystal clear, cinematic experience, packaged in a portable 12.4-inch screen. The cherry on top of it all is the Samsung DeX, a feature exclusive to the brand that allows users to switch their displays to a laptop-like interface at any time.


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Galaxy Tab S7+, P63,990, SAMSUNG, Available in Samsung stores nationwide

Best Home Desktop Computer: iMac 24-inch

If a full desktop setup is more your speed, Apple’s new 24-inch iMac combines an exceptional computer experience with style. This iMac runs with the brand’s latest M1 chip, ensuring faster performance when compared to past iMac models. It also has a 4.5K Retina display that allows for overall sharper optics and viewing, and a 1080p FaceTime HD camera perfect for online meetings. Minimalists will especially appreciate this computer’s razor thin design, which comes in seven different solid, vibrant colors.


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iMac 24-inch P73,990, APPLE, apple.com

Best Noise- Cancelling Wireless Earbuds: Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 2

A leading favorite in the noise-cancelling front, Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM True Wireless 2 will satisfy all the needs of the discerning listener. Apart from promising premium, rich audio quality, and impeccable ANC, Sennheiser’s top earbuds feature an ergonomic design meant for a comfortable full day wearing experience.


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MOMENTUM True Wireless 2, P19,990, SENNHEISER, Sennheiser.com

Best Portable Speaker: Bang and Olufsen Beolit 20

If you’re looking for a no-frills portable speaker powerful enough to cover a large area, you might want to consider Bang and Olufsen’s Beolit 20. Apart from its easy-to-use controls, audiophiles can expect to enjoy eight hours of playtime on a single charge, along with a built-in wireless charging feature for compatible devices. Additionally, the Beolit 20 comes with a seamless tanned leather strap and two sleek colors: Black Anthracite and Grey Mist.


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Beolit 20, P36,900, BANG AND OLUFSEN, Living Innovations

Best Smart Wardrobe: Samsung AirDresser 

With all the uncertainties outdoors we’re facing today, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you can afford to be extra extra sure, though, Samsung’s newest innovation can take care of things in the clothing front. The Samsung AirDresser not only removes dust and smoothes wrinkles, it can also sanitize your clothes by eliminating virus, allergens, bacteria, and other odor-causing gases, via the dresser’s JetStream and JetAir technology.


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AirDresser, P129,995, SAMSUNG, samsung.com

Produced by Jam Nitura (Lifestyle and Tech), Nicole Arcano (Beauty), and Sofia de Aros (Fashion)

Art by Don Quintos from the Preview Creative Collective, and Igi Talao

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