Buy Spy, May 4, 2007

Vintage Advantage
Legendary designer Quentin Mackay’s Fashionaire collection for Samsonite, originally designed in 1968, is made available again following its reissue. Fans of the iconic psychedelic black and white prints, featuring striking flower motifs infused with modern shapes, is available via The Travel Collection—comprising duffel bags, suitcases, shoulder pouches and shopping bags—priced from $230-980. Worth shelling out every single penny for. Available from Samsonite, #01-19 Raffles Hotel Arcade, 1 Beach Rd., 6334-0955.
Foot Loose
Two recent collections by Crocs and Timberland prove that shoes can be stylish and functional all the same. The Croc’s Summer collection in particular, features innovative designs and cool color palettes like celery, lavender and cotton candy. Some of our favorites include the Sassari, which is also Crocs’ first ever high-heeled design. We especially like its sleek retro-inspire wedge which retains the benefits of the Crocs slipper, the Croslite. The Sobek is also good, with its slip-in-slides that is great for sports and leisure. Available from #01-63/64 VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, 6272-0163.

The PreciseFIT system from Timberland is a must for those looking for those with an active lifestyle. These new shoes address the challenges of the perfect fit when it comes to footwear, and is available via a revolutionary system of three foot inserts—narrow, medium or wide. The medium insert minimizes the volume in the shoe, while the narrow, thicker insert adds volume. This certainly allows adjustments to be made for the tightness or gaps between the feet and shoes for those who are really on the go. Available from #01-09/13 Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Rd., 6735-9050.