Google Duetto, and you’ll find that its English translation is Duet, with its Latin origin being Two. Which is pretty odd, because this bag is just one bag – a new one in fact from Parisian label Givenchy. What’s ‘two’ about it then? Well, it could actually be referring to the dual complementary colour schemes the Duetto comes in, where colours like Caramel, Blue, Pink, Red, or Yellow are combined to great effect. Or it could be due to the fact that there are two compartments on the inside. Then it could be the fact that there are both grained and smooth calfskin leathers used on the same bag, grained for the body, smooth for the flap. Your guess is as good as mine.
And if you find the flap familiar, you’re right. Its triangular flap is actually drawn from the Antigona, with the label’s logo printed near the pointed edge. Inside, you’ll find sufficient space for your everyday essentials like the phone, a compact wallet and even those sunglasses to counter our ongoing heat wave. When you’re done, just snap it back shut by way of its magnetic closure and you’re good to go, carrying it across the body (or over your shoulder) with its adjustable leather strap.
Part of Givenchy’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection, the 23 cm by 15 cm leather bag is priced at SGD1350, which is a pretty good price point considering luxury bags these days easily cross the SGD2000 mark. But before you get all excited, do note that the Duetto will be only be launched worldwide come 15 June 2017. Save the date, head down on the 15th and who knows, you might end up making sweet music with this little number.