I still remember the early days when Furla appeared frequently on this site, largely due to the fact that the Candy Bag was all the rage back then and everyone wanted one for their collection. And while it was a worldwide success for the Italian bags and accessories maker, it was also something that they didn’t want to be only known for and they started to focus more on creating leather bags that were attractive yet affordable.
Take for example their Metropolis, a full leather bag that first started as a casual sling bag before a top handle was added on (or was it the other way around?). Available in a variety of sizes, the cutest of the lot has got to be the Metropolis Mini Top Handle, a 16.5 cm by 12 cm cutie that comes with its very own sling chain and a patch pocket on the inside. Great for casual weekends and even smart formal occasions, the best thing besides its adorable size is the fact that it retails for only SGD570 in Singapore. Which in this day and age is a pretty good deal considering all of Furla’s bags are still made in Italy and nowhere else. Which is more than I can say about similarly-priced brands that have all shifted production to China.