I’ll be honest, the first time I laid eyes on Céline’s F/W16 Tri-Fold, I wasn’t impressed. It looked too big, it looked chunky, it wasn’t even structured, all qualities that I don’t fancy in a bag. Bags I usually like are small, sleek and structured. Then I took a step back and deliberated again. And it hit me. The Tri-Fold wasn’t made to be a pretty little thing, one that would perch happily on the table whilst your girlfriends and you had tea. It was made to be a workhouse that a modern OL (you know, office lady) would find extremely useful without sacrificing on style.
A bag that’s still definitely Céline, what with her wide gussets and long leather laces on a semi-glossy leather body that’s very them, it’s also called the Tri-Fold because if you looked at the bag from the top down, you’ll see 3 very distinct compartments. The middle compartment comes with a zip that runs right across it, with a side compartment holding additional patch pockets for additional organisation.
In other words, you can comfortably fit in your laptop, your A4 documents, notebooks, a portable umbrella and even a shawl, along with your wallet, keys and other bits and bobs. And because I’ve even seen it hold that much in real life (yes @plumtr3, I’m stalking your IG account) and still look good, I’m even more convinced. In other words, it’s a modern day equivalent of Doraemon’s Obtaining Bag.
Priced from SGD4200 and up in Singapore, you’ll find the Tri-Fold in many colours too, from Black to Burgundy to Moss Green, just to name a few. A bag for every day, an everyday bag. What’s not to love?