Bally S/S16 Oblique & Sommet


While I’m always on the lookout for something new as far as bags are concerned, it’s not getting any easier because after a while, you realise everything on the market is pretty much the same. It’s either an adaptation of a style that’s been around since bags were regarded as tools, a non-rigid container if you will, to carry berries and grains (says Wikipedia, by the way) from one point to another, or bags that look like someone else’s bags.

Then there are bright sparks, bags that come in a unique enough design that are both big on form and function. And for today’s post we address two such bags from Bally’s S/S16 collection, the Oblique and the Sommet.

Let’s start with the Oblique, also known as the bright spark I was talking about earlier. A simple straightforward rectangular shoulder bag which comes with a portion of its flap cut off and replaced with a push-lock clasp, it’s a smart looking handbag that will progress easily from day to night. Packed with 2 internal compartments and 3 pockets, it comes in exotic crocodile, grained calfskin and even interesting combos like canvas on leather or pony hair on leather, with prices starting from just SGD2390.


Now for the former, Bally’s Sommet. Looks like a bag you’ve seen before, right? And while you can’t quite put your finger on it, my suggestion is this. Instead of getting hung up on what it was or what it could be, let’s focus on its merits instead.

For starters, it’s a roomy enough tote for the working woman, with the one in Medium measuring some 35 cm by 24.5 cm. Topped with 2 short handles, you can wear it with the front flap closed, or completely open and tucked at the back for a different look. Even the sides can be presented differently; the sides can either stick out or tuck in, depending on the amount of space you actually need on any given day. To dress it up, just throw on a bag charm or wrap the handles with a long and thin printed silk and you’re good to go.

Besides the ones in exotic crocodile, you can also opt for the ones that come in either grained or smooth calfskin, and apart from the Medium there’s also another in Small which measures 28 cm by 20 cm and adorably cute. Prices start from SGD1990 for the small ones in grained leather to SGD2490 for the ones in Medium. Affordable too, right?

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