While not exactly new (it has been out for at least a month now), I’ve been taking my time trying to understand the need for such a bag for some time. No, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight, but the truth is, I don’t hate it either. I guess the word I’m thinking of is ambivalence, which is honestly worse.
Yes, I’m talking about Alexander Wang’s new Sneaker Bag, which is exactly what the name suggests, a bag that looks like a sneaker. In fact, it looks like the back halves of two sneakers fused in the front, resulting in a base that well, looks like a pair of Siamese-twin-sneakers.
Available in at least 3 different styles, there’s a top handle shoe bag-shaped bag, there’s a messenger with a sling (that also can be used as a clutch, albeit a bulbous one) and a flat top zip clutch, which is pretty much a standard offering now with most fashion/luxury houses.
Where it gets even more interesting is the colour combinations they come in, with my favourite being the one that comes in the green/white, which is very Adidas’ Stan Smith. And then there are the ones that come in either blue/black or grey/yellow that are quite Nike-esque, if you ask me.
And if you’re asking me if I think they are destined to be classics one can use forever, the answer is no. But if you are looking for something fun that’s also a guaranteed conversation starter, then this is the bag for you. Now available at Alexander Wang’s boutique in Hilton Shopping Gallery, you can also head online to Alexander Wang for a quick look on what’s what.
Images: Alexander Wang