Mark Cross x HVN Rattan Shoulder


The brand’s Mark Cross and it claims to be America’s first luxury leather goods brand. Which, depending on which side of the fence you’re on, is something you’ll either agree with, or have a trio of question marks in a row. Still, today’s post isn’t about debating on its claims, but rather, this cute little number simply known as the Rattan Shoulder.

Made in Italy, featuring pebble grained leather on a woven rattan body with cotton twill that’s part of the lining, there’s just something about it that oozes summery picnic vibes, a small adorable bag that just makes you want to carry it as you have some fun in the sun.

Big enough for your bare essentials (no, that 1 litre water bottle you carry to yoga is not an essential), think small wallet, one or two lippies, a pair of shades and you’re good to go. Measuring some 25 cm by 18 cm, use the bag with or without its removable sling or just carry it via its leather top handle.

Available at Club 21 over at Four Seasons, as well as a number of online stockists such as NAP where it’s retailing for GBP1545, know that this is going to be a trend. Still not convinced? Have you seen Prada’s rendition of a rattan basket bag, or Loewe’s Joyce in raffia?

Image: Mark Cross

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