If you know me, you’ll have figured out that I love my bags structured. Not that I have anything against slouchy and soft, but a structured bag is just more aesthetically pleasing to me. And with that in mind, here’s something from local label Alexus that’s caught my eye.
Crafted in an independent atelier with over 40 years of experience creating leather goods for big luxury brands and smaller designers alike (I’m assuming the bags are made in Italy) and using only premium quality calfskin that’s finished with Swiss-made Riri zips, the 19 cm by 19 cm bucket comes equipped with a top handle, along with a pair of removable slings. Yes, guys, not one, but two slings, one thin, one thick, so you can decide on any given day which one would work better for you (or your outfit).
The best thing? The bucket bag (which comes in two colours, Black and Graphite, by the way) is now priced at USD280 (around SGD383 after conversion). In other words, for something that looks this good and presumably made this well (I haven’t seen it in person so I can’t vouch for it), it’s definitely worth the SGD383 you’ll be spending on it. What’s more, express international shipping is included in the price so you don’t really have a reason not to.