If you’re doing your frantic last-minute online shopping, hoping to get your gift in time for Christmas, you can try heading over to NET-A-PORTER, which offers express shipping that will reach you within 2-3 working days after your order has been placed. In other words, shop now. If your next question is, what should I get from NAP that’s cute and unique but doesn’t break the bank, well, here you go.
For starters, there’s Kayu’s Dylan Wicker & Striped Cotton-Canvas Shoulder, (USD243 or around SGD332 after conversion) because basket bags will never go out of style, especially with this piece coming in an interesting half-moon beige wicker exterior. It’s armed with a unique braided rope strap that’s perfect for the next season, along with a striped red and white cotton-canvas pouch on the interior that totally says Christmas. Also, this piece is exclusive to NET-A-PORTER, which means if you’re looking for something truly special, this could be it.
Next, Montunas’ Guaria Acetate and Silk-Satin Tote (USD481 or SGD658 after conversion) that’s inspired by hanging pots and planters. Coming in a gorgeous green structured acetate body, the bag is finished with printed silk-satin scarf handles that can be folded short and carried like a chic handbag, or extended long and worn over the shoulder. In other words, two looks for the price of one.
Then there’s the Minee Croc-Effect Leather Belt Bag (USD398 or SGD544 after conversion) by Nanushka that’s best worn slightly above the hips. Coming with a drawstring closure, all you have to do is pull the tab apart, fill it with your phone, wallet and a couple of makeup essentials and you’re literally good to go.
Last, but by no means least, if you’re looking for a minimalistic leather piece in a neutral colour that will go with just about everything in your wardrobe, there’s the Sadie Mini Leather Tote (USD286 or SGD390 after conversion), an all-new silhouette from indie brand Staud. A simple trapezoid-shaped body that measures 18 cm at its widest and 13.5 cm tall, the cool bit about the bag lies in the built-in mirror within that’s perfect for all your touch-ups whenever you’re out and about.