For days when you want to spend SGD500 instead of SGD5000 but still get the same kick of having actually bought something that still scores big on form and function, there’s the MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Ava. Famous for making and selling bags and accessories that are high on style but low as far as your wallet’s pain threshold is concerned, the Ava is one of those fine examples you could use for work, let it get battered and still not feel any heartache at the end of the day.
Measuring some 28 cm across by 20 cm in height, you can release its snap-fastened sides for more room within the bag, wear it over your shoulder by the way of its additional long leather sling, and not worry about nicks and scratches because it’s made of, you guessed it, textured grained leather.
Priced at GBP285 via Net-A-Porter, you can pick it up in the 4 colours available, from Raspberry (shown above) to Black, Burgundy and Grey. Or just head down to Michael Kors boutiques in Singapore (there’s a spanking new one on Level 1 of Takashimaya Department Store) where it sells for SGD579 each.