Bagaholicboy Muses #174 – Of Cases And Covers…

While it’s been a long while since I posted anything on iPhone cases or covers, the growing number of emails in my inbox enquiring about these items has prompted me to do a more complete post. But before we proceed, I’ve a quick confession. Even though I own the iPhone myself, I’ve yet to get myself a case or cover, simply because I haven’t found the right one yet.

And when that day comes, you’ll be the first to know.

But back to the post at hand. The most popular of all cases has got to be the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas iPhone Case 3G. Why? Because it always seems to be sold out. Priced at SGD380, it also comes in Damier Graphite for the iPhone 3G.

From Hermès we’ve got the Hermès iPhone 3G Case in Swift calfskin (SGD480), a perforated case that makes your iPhone look really nice but doesn’t do much else. Like the ones from Louis Vuitton, you have to actually remove them from the case before you can actually take calls or send an SMS which can be such a hassle. Still, it’s pretty isn’t it?

Another case that was just released last year from the Mulberry + Apple collection was this; the Mulberry Bayswater Mini Messenger. Good for iPhone, iPod Touch and the like, it’s more a miniature sling bag than anything else to carry your iPhone around. Retailing for GBP150, it wasn’t made available in Singapore, so you’ll probably have to check out their online site to see if stocks are still available.

If however you require something more ‘glammed-up’, look out for Dolce & Gabbana’s version that will be released in the later half of 2010. From their Fall-Winter 2010 Womens Dolce & Gabbana collection, this is the perfect case to use when you’re out painting the town red.

We have covered cases so far, and now it’s time to move on to covers, which are basically snap-ons that protect the back of the iPhone. From Hong Kong’s Joyce comes this lovely set of 6 iPhone covers by different designers/brands including Anna Sui, Rick Owens, Marni, Dries Van Noten, Etro and Bless.

Not available for sale to the general public, it was meant to be a either a GWP or specially given to their VIP clients. Personally, I adore the ones by Rick Owen and Marni (shown above). Guess it’s time to trawl through eBay for them then.

Other designer covers I’ve found online include this one by Kate Spade that’s retailing for just USD29.95. Made of high-quality silicone, my only grouse is that it will probably only be available to those living in the States unless you use vPOST or Citibank’s Globeshopper.

Another one that’s more suited for the boys by Paul Frank, which also retails at Apple’s US online store for USD29.95. And if you guys have more suggestions for designer iPhone cases or covers, do send them to me via email and I’ll feature them in my next post.

Images: Apple, Dolce & Gabbana, Joyce, Louis Vuitton & Mulberry

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  • jjblinks says:

    with the iphone 4g coming out … will the current cases fit it? BB … will you be able to advise and show more ranges of iphone cases?

  • Carly says:

    I didn’t realise that LV made iPhone cases in Epi? I rang up customer service and they said it only comes in monogram and damier graphite. Can someone please confirm?

  • Spinn3rX says:

    Vuitton’s iPhone Case 3G has apparently hit our shores (SG that is) again. Limited stocks as usual. Price increase of SGD$5. Enquire with your nearest Vuitton SA soon if keen.

    P/S: I got myself one in Damier Graphite.

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  • Peter says:

    Jack Spade also has the Contour Monza iPhone cover (rubber). Too bad it’s only available in the US (I think).

    http://tinyurl.com/yzerg4r

  • cindy says:

    Bf took it since his first generation one he was using overseas was not doing well… mine is unlocked and he didn’t want to mess around with his newest model domestic one he also carries…. plus mine was for music and games anyway.

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