For days when you want to put the latest IT-bag down, preferring not to get all dressed like a hypebeast, know that there are a number of interesting labels out there with bags that will cater to your needs. Take a look at these up-and-coming fashion labels who place an emphasis on looks and design rather than logos and monograms, with price points that do not exceed the SGD1000 mark. Touted as Under-The-Radar brands, they’re perfect for those of you who believe in keeping things low-key, a sense of quiet luxury which you will find in these 5 bags that are currently available over at NET-A-PORTER.
01 – Danse Lente Zoe Leather Clutch
The London-based brand is renowned for its contemporary bags that carry an architectural edge, as seen in the Zoe Leather Clutch (USD414). The additional long strap that comes with is punctuated with several keyholes that can be hooked onto the 3 ‘Sam Browne’ studs on the corners. Depending on how you attach said leather strap, Zoe can be worn like a handbag, a shoulder bag, a wristlet or even carried like a cool clutch sans strap, giving it top points in terms of versatility and function.
02 – L’Afshar Leon Acrylic Clutch
L’afshar’s Leon (USD695) comes with a ‘cracked’ design, giving it an interesting look that makes it stand out from all the other acrylic bags that are a dime a dozen these days. Because the ‘crushed ice’ technique is done by hand, you can be assured that no two bags will be the same, a unique piece that’s all yours.
03 – Staud Shirley PVC and Leather Tote
Staud is a rising label that has been churning out cool bags that are well-priced to boot. The Shirley (USD220) above is a PVC handbag that’s furnished with a zipped leather pouch within to keep all your essentials neat and organised. If, however, you’re one to love showing everything off, you can remove the leather pouch and use it completely see-through. The choice is all yours.
04 – Wandler Luna Leather Shoulder Bag
If there’s one word that can be used to describe Wandler’s bags, it would be minimal. Rendered in a smooth blush leather, the Luna Shoulder Bag (USD639) comes without any logos save for a tiny ‘WANDLER’ right at the bottom. Over on the interior, the bag opens to two compartments and a zipped pocket, one that’s roomy enough for all your daily essentials.
05 – Yuzefi Delila Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag
The Delila bag (USD443) was the first one ever designed by Naza Yousefi (founder of Yuzefi), one that has been updated with this all-new version which comes with a two-tone chain handle, inverted gusset sides and unique bolt hardware. An exclusive piece to NET-A-PORTER, the Delila Mini Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag measures 14 cm by 14 cm, with a maximum strap length of 112 cm that allows you to carry it over the shoulder or across the body.
Congrats, you made this far down the post, which either means you really enjoyed this piece created in collaboration with NET-A-PORTER, or you’re just here for the giveaway. So what happens next? You already liked all 3 videos and tagged 3 friends over on Instagram (that’s step 1), so now for step 2. In each video you’ll also see 2 SLGs (small leather goods) from the likes of Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent, which also means 6 of you will stand to win one each.
So what do you have to do? Simply head to the video on Instagram that has the SLG you want and tell me there which one you would like to win (please pick one item to win, those with multiple entries will be disqualified). That’s it. 6 of you who completed both steps 1 and 2 will be picked to win 1 SLG each of your choice. New year, new wallet. Why not, right?
And if you’re wondering what this post’s SLGs are, here are the links for your easy reference, the first by Gucci (GG Marmont Small Quilted Leather Wallet in Green, USD436) and the second by Saint Laurent (Croc-Effect Patent-Leather Cardholder, USD342). Good luck.