It warms my heart when I see bags like these, because I feel that most brands these days take themselves too seriously. Sure there’s nothing wrong with trying to beat your competitor with the next minimalist wonder that uses even better quality leather than the other brand, but it takes guts to be quirky, a little mad even and yes, whimsical.
Take the P/F13 Anya Hindmarch Ebenezer Grosgrain Tote, for example. Besides being lightweight and roomy, the exterior is a composition of grosgrain ribbons stitched together, a material that’s more frequently associated with home-craft projects and shoelaces.
Available in 3 different colours (Blue, Burgundy and Dark Holly), it costs GBP450 each. You can either order online via Anya Hindmarch, or pre-order at their boutique within Takashimaya Department Store. Topped off with a pair of calf leather handles, it’s graphic, it’s gradient (well, almost, since it features 3 different hues on each tote) and it’s great. Great fun, great for play and great for the beach too.
Image: Anya Hindmarch