One of the brands that caught my eye while I was on my shopping trip for Doorstep Luxury back in March 2011 was Ip & Mr. Famous, a quirky, offbeat Italian brand that I instantly fell in love with. Run by a pair of stylish Italian ladies, the brand’s name is actually an ode to Audrey Hepburn. More specifically, her pets, namely Ip, her fawn, and Mr. Famous, her Yorkshire Terrier.
Based in Milan, all of their bags have no leather whatsoever, which stems from their love of all life. In other words, all 8 designs they’ve got come in various types of fabric, finished off with hardware accents. And with more and more people shunning bags and accessories made of real leather, this would be a stylish and affordable alternative.
One of the pieces that will be up for pre-order next week at Doorstep Luxury will be the Ricky, the granny chic bag framed with a push-lock clasp that’s roomy, lightweight and functional. A personal favourite of mine, the Ricky measures 30 cm across by 26 cm in height. It also comes with an additional shoulder strap that’s detachable as well.
I also like the fact that the bags, while simple and elegant on their own, also make great canvases, allowing you to add bag charms or scarves from other brands to dress it up if you like.
Besides Navy Blue, the Ip & Mr. Famous Ricky also comes in Dark Green and Grey, with all 3 retailing for SGD1150 each. Pre-orders will start next week on Doorstep Luxury’s Facebook fan page, so do stay tuned for more updates.
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