Before any of you start jumping up and down, first let me say this. A pleat is a pleat is a pleat. Yes, Miu Miu has those, and more recently so did Coach, and now we’ve got the Burberry Plissé collection.
The word plissé refers to the fabric (or in this case leather) that’s given a puckered or pleated finish, and in the case of all 3 brands I just mentioned, I noticed that Burberry’s pleated leather is also the softest of the lot, along with pleats that are most closely placed together.
And since there are too many different plissé leather bags and SLGs in Burberry’s current F/W10 collection, here are 3 of my personal favourites. First up, the Burberry Didley, a hobo that’s available in White in Singapore. Retailing for SGD2395, you can wear this 35 cm by 33 cm bag three different ways; over the shoulder, across your body or just resting in the crook of your arm.
Another bag that I like is the Burberry Hadwin (shown above, SGD2095), a pleated leather sling bag that is fun and sassy, and great for a night out on the town. Measuring 34 cm by 14 cm, you can use the stiff rolled leather handle (with three ornamental brass plaques) to smack your roving boyfriend’s head when he ogles the girl at the next table too much.
The one in Oyster Pink is saccharine sweet too, don’t you think?
Last but not least, here’s the one I like the most. Looks odd, I know, but there’s something about the pleated rectangular shape, stud detailing and short handles that I like. I just can’t put my finger on it.
Check them out at ION Orchard, Paragon or Ngee Ann City, or head online to take a look.