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Sustainably Fashionable

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Sustainably Fashionable

Chica Rosa Clutch Bag in Silver It’s the perfect clutch for any girl interested in protecting the environment. This beautifully designed bag has been hand-made in Brazil from recycled aluminium pull tabs. Made as part of an initiative to create work locally in Brazil, each bag is signed by the person who made it and you can also go online and read all about their lives. This makes for a great clutch purse with a difference, one that is the perfect size for a phone, lippy and credit card. RRP: $89.99 Available from...

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Ring ‘Blingin’ Fashion

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Ring ‘Blingin’ Fashion

Mirabelle rings These gorgeous rings are part of the Mirabelle collection of rings and earrings designed exclusively for Kate Sylvester, inspired by the cult film and soundtrack Reality Bites; think Gen Y, first love, first heartbreak. Each piece is hand-made in New Zealand and available in gold or silver. When it is not shining on a finger, keep this ring safe in its cute, red leather, love heart pouch. RRP: $238 Available from: shop.katesylvester.com or Kate Sylvester shops...

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“Green” Tea

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“Green” Tea

Eco Cup – tea lovers edition   An Eco cup for tea lovers, this cute version of re-usable coffee cups are made of stylish porcelain, which provides an alternative to the disposable coffee or tea cups. Take it to your local café, use it at home or show off your stylish earth-loving ways at the office.   RRP: $19.90 Available from:...

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Chic Cushion Wear

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Chic Cushion Wear

Bolt of Cloth cushions   Choose from one of the many unique designs (linen or cotton) Bolt of Cloth has wrapped around its nice comfy cushions; from the New Zealand-inspired Tui in red cushion cover, to the more exotic las senoritas. If these don’t fit your style – call Bolt of Cloth and it can, more often than not, custom-make a design to suit your needs.   RRP: From $39.99 – $89.99 Available from:...

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Small Change

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Small Change

Pleat Coin Purse With so many unique designs from bags, purses, clothing to jewellery, there’s something for everyone. Felt has produced this colourful and quirky purse just in time for summer. Made from designer Japanese Kokka fabric and lined with beautiful patterned fabric, it’s big enough to fit all your coins, cards and lippy. You’ll feel bare without it. Want this purse in another fabric design? Felt can custom-make a design to suit your creative mind.   RRP: $25 Go to:...

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Art For Your Floor

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Art For Your Floor

Super Shag rug Retro seventies style is back and it’s back big. If you want to wiggle your toes in to something that is soft, warm and pure 100 percent New Zealand wool, look no further than to the Super Shag rug. It ticks all the vital boxes; quality, luxury and distinction. This modern textured design holds its durability and impressive 70s interior design flair. Undeniably this rug can brighten up any part of your home. You wouldn’t even be blamed for framing it on your living room wall showcasing the best wool in the world. RRP:$9.87 per...

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Fine Forms

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Fine Forms

Anna Korver sculpters There’s a corner in everyone’s home which lacks that little something and before you know it, five years has passed and that empty space still sits unused. A sculpture might just be the thing to bring new sense of interpretation of essence. Anna Korver is an established New Zealand artist and using the method of direct carving on natural materials. She expresses her concepts of femininity and the link between humankind and the surrounding environment. RRP: From $2500 – $3500 Go to:...

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Life’s A Beach

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Life’s A Beach

Contemporary framed print Available in either white or black frame, this quintessential ‘Kiwiana style’ framed print just evokes the feeling of summer ahead. Beautifully packaged in bubble wrap, Kiwiana wrapping paper and safely protected inside a cardboard sleeve for save delivery. It’s an ideal corporate and conference gift, or for rewarding prompt paying customers and referrals to your business, a wedding present, or as a treat for your home this Christmas. The size is 435 mm x 445 mm and discounts are available when purchased in larger...

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Only In New York

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Only In New York

By Bridget Gourlay New York City. Those three words conjure up images of a breathtaking skyline, the Empire State Building and the Sex and the City girls strutting along Fifth Avenue in $500 high heels. But, as I found out, it’s the neighbourhoods that really give this immigrant city its charm. Take Chinatown and Little Italy, which stand side by side. Both have been home to immigrants for decades, and both were relatively untouched by the police, left to the ruling clans to organise everything from business to law and order. I was there on...

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