To celebrate the month of Ramadan, Burberry is launching a special collection just for the Middle Eastern markets, and while us here in Singapore (and the region) won’t be getting any, I am taking this opportunity to showcase Burberry’s Patchwork, their bag-of-the-season that’s a true gem in all senses of the word.
Small as it might be, there are many things I do like about the Patchwork, from its accordion-gusseted body to the oversized buckle on the front of the bag. Then there’s the sling, which is thick and chunky, and you could even say it’s out of proportion with the bag proper, but I guess that’s why this juxtaposition works. And because it is as thick as it is, it does sit comfortably on the shoulder. Or you could just remove the sling and use the bag as a clutch, but I would prefer to just leave it be and let the sling hang ever so nonchalantly at the side.
It’s a head-turner, it’s a statement bag but the best thing about it is the fact that each piece is also a one-of-a-kind. Instead of making one bag many times, they made the Patchwork in over 3000 variations, which means you’ll never (and I repeat, never) spot the same bag on Mrs Tay who’s having dim sum with you and the gals at the same table during your society get-togethers.
Priced at SGD3795 apiece, which in my opinion is quite the steal as well, considering how much exotic snakeskin they use on each Patchwork bag, you can head on down to Burberry stores in Singapore or online to view what’s available before deciding on which one you love the best.