Yu Mei Utility collection

New Zealand accessories label Yu Mei has built its name on elegant and practical bags made from local deer leather (an industry by-product) – and its latest release brings the same principles in a whole new fabric. The Utility collection came out this week – after three years of development and 100 prototypes. It is made from Econyl, a regenerated nylon crafted from waste (such as fishing nets and carpets). The eight styles are designed to slot seamlessly into your life (and what Yu Mei calls its “art of packing ecosystem” of bags) – perfect to carry to work, to the gym and beyond. There are two large bags – the tall white Portrait Tote and the broader brown Landscape Tote – and three organisers, designed to keep your smaller bits in order inside a bigger bag. These are available in attractive contrasting tones, with pockets and drawstring tops. There are also new Econyl versions of popular existing pouch styles. yumeibrand.com

Gloria custom catalogue

Gloria designer Kristine Crabb is on a roll. She’s just opened her beautiful new Auckland store on Ponsonby Road and recently released a new custom catalogue that’s perfect for bridal looks and special occasion gowns. There’s also custom suiting coming soon. For those not based in Auckland, the Gloria team is heading down to Wellington to host custom consultations at lingerie studio Underlena on Courtenay Place. Book a complimentary 40-minute appointment on October 27 or 28 to try on a variety of styles, view the silks catalogue and have Crabb’s expert eye create your ideal Gloria garment. gloria.nz

Mahsa fundamentals

Another label evolving from its usual offering, Mahsa has a new core range of evergreen wardrobe staples to anchor its signature romantic blouses, dresses and outerwear. Pared-back yet beautifully crafted, the Fundamentals collection is made up of three cardigans – in chocolate brown, black and a grey-green rib – three matching singlets, plus a pair of slouchy satin trousers in green and black. There’s also an upcoming bias-cut satin skirt. All the pieces are reach-for basics that are effortless to wear, with a sensuality in the cut and small details that set them apart from other basics. mahsa.co.nz

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Perriam spring/summer 2023

Based in Central Otago on the 12,000-hectare Bendigo Station, New Zealand-made brand Perriam has been operating for 10 years. Its pieces are made from ultra-fine merino that’s so soft it feels like cashmere, as well as other easy-wearing fabrics like linen, cotton and viscose. Perriam has just released the second drop of its spring/summer 2023 collection, designed in collaboration with artist Meg Gallagher. Shop summer-ready linen pieces, such as the Cove double-breasted jacket and the Cabana dress, with more to come in November. perriam.co.nz