Let’s put it this way, there hasn’t been as handsome a bag as Burberry’s D-Ring for a long while. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Belt Bag is any less of a looker, but whilst the latter is pure function, the D-Ring is all about the simplest of elements coming together beautifully, resulting in a bag that’s not only really wearable, but one I can see being worn by ladies for a long time to come.
First, let’s get the ‘elements’ bit explained. The D-ring dates back to 1912 for Burberry, first used on their signature trench coats and used to attach equipment (I’m assuming those for explorations) to. Then there’s the shape of the bag, which is based on an archive piece known as the Bursac. Put them together and you pretty much have what you’re looking at now.
Available in 3 sizes, the Mini (SGD1520) measures 17.5 cm by 12.5 cm, and you’ll find it in a mix of vintage check and leather, or a full leather version that comes in solids like Black, Bright Coral Pink, Bright Red, and Stone.
Go one size up and that’s the Small (20 cm by 17 cm) which comes in two versions. One is a tone-on-tone grained leather piece priced at SGD2390, while the other comes in full leather with a cool geometric chain strap (SGD2850) instead of the typical leather shoulder strap that most D-ring bags come with. The largest of the lot, the Medium (SGD2590) measures 27 cm by 19 cm, and is available in either a vintage check and leather version or one that’s in full leather.
Featuring either silver-tone or vintage brass hardware detailing (both of which sit nicely against the leather or canvas checks), I’m rooting for the ones that come with checks on the outside and leather on the in. Because if we are all about celebrating a bag that’s truly Burberry through and through, this would be it. Available now at all Burberry boutiques across the island, have a look for yourself and decide if this well-priced looker is the one for you.