Every season without fail, Christopher Bailey sends down one new bag that’s destined to evolve over time and become a house mainstay, and this season for the S/S14 runway presentation, it’s no different. From earlier seasons came the Orchard, the Blaze, the Crush and this time round we’ve got the Petal, a soft, relaxed bag that’s also a two-in-one that can be used as a clutch or a sling bag.
Made primarily of leather (there are, however, some variations in rubber and canvas), the Petal measures about 32 cm by 17 cm and comes with its own adjustable/removable sling, which means you can wear it either over the shoulder or across the body. What’s more amazing is the fact that the Petal is now available for pre-order in at least 10 different designs and lots of different colours, from those dressed with perspex flowers to others covered in curly shearling. Then there are those in embossed dégradé checks, darted hand-applied deerskin ruffles and my personal favourite that would work best for a guy, the one that comes in boldly striped leather and canvas.
Feeling indulgent? There’s also a Petal in alligator and rubber in Sage Green that’s just divine and will set you back by SGD18,995.
And if you’re not planning to get yourself one of the S/S14 Burberry Prorsum iPhone5/iPhone5s covers for your mobile (you can read about them here), you’ll be pleased to know that all Petal bags will come with an asymmetric iPhone pocket that makes it much easier to retrieve the phone, along with your regular zip pocket.
Available now for pre-orders online till the end of the month, you’ll get your bag in around 6 to 8 weeks, which was also around the time it took for my Duffle from S/S14 Burberry Prorsum to reach me. Have a look online, pick the one you like and even personalise the bespoke nameplate that’s affixed to the interior for a bag that’s truly one-of-a-kind and yours and yours alone.
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