One of the reasons I’m always psyched about Burberry Prorsum’s runway shows is the fact that one gets to shop the coats and bags immediately after the presentation ends, with delivery within 8 weeks. Which also means while everyone else has to wait till September for the F/W11 collection to start popping up in stores, you’ll already have your coat (or bag) by late March.
And that brings us to the F/W12 Burberry Prorsum Elephant Print Leather Holdall, which just made its Milan debut. Measuring 43 cm across by 45 cm high, this massive tote/duffle hybrid is also the most functional of the lot.
You can use it as a gym bag, or as a piece of carry on luggage when travelling. The only thing I’ll worry about is the weight of it all when it is filled out, since something like that (even when empty) will still weigh quite a bit.
Still, there’s no denying how handsome it is, and bags that look solid and structured are naturally heavy anyway, so there’s no escaping it. Unless of course you’re strictly in the market for something that’s made up of nylon or canvas, which is this baby is not. It’s also very timeless, which means you can use it year after year and not worry about it going out of style.
Retailing for SGD3795 and available in 3 different colours (Mustard, Deep Red and Tan), you’ll have till 22 January 2012 to decide if you want to get it within 8 weeks.