With an endless number of luxury labels in Bangkok, sometimes it’s hard keeping up with new releases all the time. At Lifestyle Asia, we’re privileged to get a first look at the most exciting new launches every single day, but it’s virtually impossible to cover every single lust-worthy find we have our eyes on. That’s why we’ve created this Weekly Obsessions roundup, in order to give you an exclusive list of all the highly covetable items we are lusting over — because if it’s on our radar, it should definitely be on yours, too. From a recently launched Marni Market bag to a special Thai-inspired Royal Oak timepiece, browse through our top-rated picks to uncover what we’ve been obsessing over this week.

Featured image credit: Patinya; Hero image credit: Marni

Weekly Obsessions: Marni Market bag, Audemars Piguet Watch

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Thailand Edition

As our dedicated watches writer, I’ve always got my eye on the latest timepiece releases, and this one caught my attention not just for its bold dial colour, but also for its sweet dedication. Inspired by the Thai flag, this 41mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Thailand Edition (THB 3,622,700) features a red Grande Tapisserie dial with a red inner bezel, blue and white counters, and white hold applied hour markers and hands. Made of 18-carat white gold, it’s certainly a special watch, and highlights the special relationship between Thailand and the Swiss brand. Did you know that the Manufacture actually sold its very first perpetual calendar watch to a Bangkok customer back in 1950? Exactly. It’s a token of a long friendship, which is a wonderful thing to sport on the wrist, and I’ve secretly always been a sucker for a handsome perpetual calendar.  — Lisa Gries, Staff Writer

Weekly Obsessions: Marni Market bag

Marni Market weave bag

The Marni Market pop-up in Bangkok is here for only one more week. If you haven’t already gone over to Siam Discovery to browse all the eclectic hand-crafted bags and funky home accessories then you’re missing out! If anything, it’s a great opportunity to grab some unique Marni items at surprisingly affordable prices whilst also supporting smaller artisan communities. I particularly love this year’s hand-weaved basket bags because their usual colourful patterns have taken on quite a Thai style (THB 4900). It gives a wholesomeness to these bags as well as an edgy urban feel with the PVC handle. — Karn Chatikavanij, Style Writer

The Body Shop Serum

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate

My friend slash acting managing editor just turned 26 this month. And despite her already looking young and gorgeous, what would be the best gift for a woman who is slowly stepping into 30, if not anti-aging cream? So I went on a cream claw, looking for a top-quality cream that was new on the market. And when I saw this Drops of Youth Youth Concentrate (THB 2390/50 ml) from The Body Shop, I knew it was the one. Made from three powerful plant stem cells: edelweiss from the Italian Alps, criste marine, and sea holly from the Brittany Coast, the cream is as natural as it gets and boasts a light texture that makes it fairly easy for the skin to absorb. After all the listed goodness, I might as well get it for myself, too. Ladies, here’s youthfulness packed in a bottle. — Kankanit Wichiantanon, Staff Writer

Patinya

Patinya Madeleine Short Dress

I have a soft spot for sparkly outfits, and a hard time resisting them when I see one. For me, there’s no party without an outfit that is spirited with all the dazzle. Patinya’s Madeleine Short Dress (THB 28,500) is straight out a striking confident lady ensemble against all the ordinary ones out there. I love that the blend of sparkly gold sequin and beige is so effortlessly cool and has an elegant flair to it. Whether it’s a cocktail party or a birthday bash, this sequin dress is born to rock in every style. Find this party staple in Patinya’s boutique, where they also offer bespoke services. — Alisha Pawa, Staff Writer

Erb

Erb Lavender Lush shower gel

A good spa session leaves you feeling uplifted and refreshed long after you leave the treatment room. That’s certainly true at Erb, where the gorgeous scents of their organic oils and milks linger on you for the entire day. After my last treatment at Erb, I was so entranced by the scents that I couldn’t resist picking up something to take home. I went for this Lavender Lush shower gel and I absolutely adore it (THB 290/230ml). It smells both uplifting and calming with an authentic Lavender fragrance, and I’ve even been getting much better sleep after using it in the evenings. — KC

Lisa Gries
Managing Editor, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.