The Bao Bao Issey Miyake, or Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao (you could call it whichever way you like) has been around for a while now, so there’s really nothing new to shout about it. Virtually indestructible by virtue of the fact that it’s made of polyvinyl chloride triangles on the exterior of its body, a material more commonly used in plumbing, electrical cable insulation and inflatable products, for example. Just so you know.
A bag you’ll either love or hate, the Bao Bao can now be found in many styles, from totes to messengers and clutches to zip pouches to something that looks like a football with an attached sling in every colour known to mankind.
Then there’s the rather attractive, strangely alluring, Lucent Pro Graffiti Tote (shown above) that’s said to be inspired by the artwork on the Berlin Wall. Measuring 18 cm by 18 cm (it’s literally a square with a pair of short top handles), you can pick up this vividly colourful tote via Club21 online for USD691.90, which makes it around SGD872 after conversion. Which isn’t so bad if you’re a fan of the Bao Bao to begin with.
And in case anyone’s wondering, the sandal is from Marni, the necklace, Lanvin and the iPhone5 case is from Cats Tsumori Chisato, all of which you can also buy online via Club21. Oh yes, before I sign off, has anyone here shopped online with Club21 before (because I haven’t) and what was the experience like? Do share. Because #sharingiscaring.