Wicker designer bags are more than just a passing trend, with luxury brands like Chanel, Hermès and Moynat dressing up their iconic bag silhouettes with a woven basket body. Joining the trio is Gucci’s very own version, an all-new rendition of the iconic Sylvie that (thankfully) does not exceed the 5-digit mark.
Available in a single size, the bag measures 26.5 cm across and 19.5 cm high, making it a decently sized piece that you can take with you on your daily adventures around town. Just be sure not to carry heavy items within (leave the heavy water bottle at home), as that will affect the shape of the bag over time. Or in this case, the wicker might just give way. Daily essentials like a charger, lipstick, mobile phone and sunscreen will all fit nicely without weighing it down, with sufficient space for your favourite long wallet and even your favourite book if you so wish.
Finished with shiny gold hardware and a detachable leather shoulder strap, the Sylvie Small Wicker Top Handle is a unique piece that comes in a beautiful combination of leather and rattan that’s a step up from the conventional all-leather versions that are now available across all stores. While Singapore will not carry the Green version, the good news is that Burgundy is currently available only at Gucci’s flagship in Paragon Shopping Centre in limited quantities. Priced at SGD5120, it isn’t exactly affordable, but who’s counting when it is such a unique piece, right?