One of my greatest regrets in NYC, besides not buying more #MargielawithHM pieces, is the fact that I didn’t find time to visit the Derek Lam store which was literally across the street from my hotel. At the back of my mind, I’ve always regarded the brand as one that was pricey-expensive and a tad obscure, which actually isn’t so true.
Hitting the online site earlier, his bags are all big on that clean, minimalist vibe that I’m so loving at the moment, including the Derek Lam Francis that’s pretty chic. Made in Italy with box leather that’s almost shiny and topped off with a gold sling chain, it’s definitely worth the USD990 (around SGD1200 after conversion) it retails for.
Besides the Francis, other gems to look out for include the Newton (a gorgeous leather ‘camera’ shoulder bag) and tiny Ume, another interesting sling bag that’s tiny and comes with its own ram’s head detailing that’s quite adorable.
Have a look yourself, and let me know what you think.
Images: Derek Lam