Made in black Italian leather, each Backpack comes with a custom-made storm cover which is designed as a travel map covering the metro, subway and transit routes of four legendary cities-New York, Seoul, Paris and London. Apart from being your handy navigation guide, these covers can also protect your Backpack from those unexpected downpours. The quirky design of the covers break the boring monotony of the black while managing to give a contemporary twist to the range.
Functionally speaking, these MontBlanc backpacks are a good option for those on-the-run sort of days. You can now save yourself the misery of fumbling through the bag each time yours phone rings, as the Backpack comes with a personalized pocket space for a phone. Incorporated in the design are also a see through section for headphones, a compartment for a laptop and a satellite system. If that’s not enough, the Backpack can be effortlessly converted into a document case holder more suited for a business look with a few quick adjustments. Limited to only five pieces for each of the dedicated cities, the Urban Spirit Backpack is a star which is sure to be priced like one!
In time for their Winter ’15 collection, Céline’s classic Trotteur gets a subtle yet significant update with new closure. The original saddle-inspired version is overtly simple, almost completely free of metal details. This new variation on the closure changes the bag completely, just the way our accessories can change the connotation of our outfits.
Actually, I often think of gleaming hardware as the equivalent of jewels for a bag. The right necklace or pair of earrings brighten up our look, and so does the spanking-new touch of shine on the Trotteur. To be honest, this is a bag I didn’t give much thought to last season. But now? It’s more than worthy of our attention. Just look at it on actress Li Bing Bing. The bold hue punctuates her otherwise monochrome white outfit, and the glistening bit of gold quietly mirrors her pendant necklace. It just goes to show less can be more, and a small switch-up can make all the difference. Céline Trotteur Bag available in mini, $2,200, and medium, $2,650, at Forty Five Ten.Fashion
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Valentino sure knows how to rock your hearts with its Rockstud Mini Leather Shoulder Bag. For those who fell in love and had an amorous bag affair with the rockstud, here’s a good news for you: the rockstud shoulder bag is back with all the refinements and upgrading that it deserves.
This is Valentino’s Twist Lock My Rockstud Shoulder Bag. As you can see, it’s a lot different than the original Rockstud version. Considered to be a smoking fresh-of-the-grill kind of bag, this Valentino leather goody is perfect for your daytime-elegance ensemble. The well-structured shape of this bag is further highlighted with the Valentino’s signature pyramid studs in a shiny yellow gold-tone effect.
The side straps and zipped top gives you full access to the bag, also giving you easy organized on the go. It also has a detachable shoulder strap and a twist-lock fastening side straps for adjustable width. It measures 8′ x 10′ x 5′ (H x W x D) inches and is priced $3595 USD or €2300 euro via MyTheresa.
Even though we love designer bags (obviously), we're all big believers in the idea that shoppers don't need to spend four figures (or anywhere near it) in order to get a beautiful, well-made, expensive-looking bag that will serve them well for the season and beyond. The evidence on which we've based that belief is all around us: now's a great time to be in the market for a handbag that hits in the mid-three-figures or less.
Not only have stalwart contemporary brands like Coach, Marc Jacobs and MICHAEL Michael Korsall elevated their offerings in the past year, but the market is full of smaller brands--some of them very new and helmed by young, innovative designers--which have found a come with contemporary consumers who've long been neglected when it comes to sophisticated accessories.
We've included the best Pre-Fall 2016 picks from both types of brands below, and here's the best news: all of the bags are available to shop immediately.
Alexander Wang Mini Rockie Bag
Alice + Olivia Jessie Hobo
AllSaints Pearl Leather Hobo
Clare V Simple Woven Suede Tote
Coach Rogue 25 Bag
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Spring Camera Bag
Elizabeth and James Zoe Suede Saddle Bag
Frances Valentine Mini Ann Bucket Bag
Furla Metropolis Mini Satchel
Kara Tie Shoulder Bag
Kate Spade Wales Court Penelope Shoulder Bag
Loeffler Randall Suede Drawstring Tote
Mansur Gavriel Mini Mini Bucket Bag
Marc Jacobs Small Gotham Bauletto Satchel
MICHAEL Michael Kors Kirby Satchel
Rebecca Minkoff Darren Messenger Bag
See by Chloé Lois Bag
Tory Burch Perry Hobo
Vince Camuto Livia Crossbody bag
Vince City Tote
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It’s funny how every time I start on a new Saint Laurent post, I feel the need to explain the fact that Hedi Slimane’s out and Anthony Vaccarello’s in, as if in denial, but it’s a fact that can’t and won’t change. Maybe I’m just sentimental, but fashion has proven that it waits for no one and more than ever, it’s just become a game of constant musical chairs. So while we all wait and see what Vaccarello comes out with, life does indeed go on, and we’ll still go about our ways and of course, buying new bags.
Bags like the new Monogram Saint Laurent Sunset, which I’m presuming was conceived during Hedi’s reign at the French luxury house.
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Measuring 22 cm by 16 cm for the one in the Medium, it’s pretty much a case of what-you-see-is what-you-get, a simple-enough, straightforward leather shoulder bag that comes with its own metal sling that allows you to wear it two ways, long as a crossbody piece, or short as a shoulder sling. Featuring a front pocket attached to the main compartment that can be ‘covered’ with the front flap with its magnetic snap button, it’s currently available in stores locally and is priced at SGD3010.