For the woman who’s an old soul and all about the vintage bags, this could possibly be the bag of her dreams. From Chanel’s current #PreCollection 2017 collection, it has all the makings of looking like the best ‘vintage’ find you’ll ever score, from its boxy, quilted body to the lightly gilded gold-tone hardware on the clasp and the top sling. Then there’s the pair of thin leather backpack straps, which are definitely reminiscent of Chanel bags from the 80s and 90s. Not very comfortable on the shoulders especially if the bag is too heavy, but styling on point.
Better yet is the price, which at SGD4980 for the 28 cm by 21 cm by 10 cm body is a price on a Chanel bag we haven’t seen since the 2000s. But I jest. Available at Chanel’s Ephemeral Boutique at Marina Bay Sands as well as their other boutique at Ngee Ann City, head down and try it on before you surrender your credit card. #happyshopping
But if backpacks aren’t your thing, or you want something in different colours but no less vintage-looking, might I instead offer the following trio of bags. From top to bottom we’ve got the boxy number in quilted lambskin trimmed with metal details on the sides (SGD7790), a yellow ‘folding bag’ in bright yellow lambskin (SGD5380) and the same bag but in a much larger size in ivory lambskin that retails for SGD5700.