Up-and-coming designers seem to follow an unspoken rule when it comes to creating that bestseller these days. First, design a bag that looks good (sleek, polished and well-crafted) with no crazy embellishments on the exterior to ensure that it will be a timeless piece for seasons to come. Next, make it available in an array of colours so there are plenty of options to choose from. Whether you are one who loves a classic black, or one who loves her fun and vibrant hues like pink and yellow, everyone has a choice. Last, but by no means least, give it an entry-level price point so that it remains well-priced for the bag-obsessed one who’s constantly looking to add new pieces to her bag wardrobe.
Senreve seems to have ticked all the right boxes above with its Mini Maestra bag, which comes with an extra plus point that puts it well above its league. It is also a bag that can be worn in 4 different ways, across the body or off-the-shoulder, as a handbag via the top handle and even a backpack. Yes, all of it without having the need to undo clasps or buttons. The secret lies in the two additional loops located near the top of the bag, which allows you to easily slide the straps long so you get an elongated shoulder strap, or pull it short and make it a backpack.
The Mini Maestra bag is also big on function, coming with a well-compartmentalised interior that will house all your everyday essentials. With this size, there are two sleeve pockets in the inner front portion of the interior, and another three at the back, so you can slot your cardholder, mobile phone and the like neatly within. There’s even a large zipped pocket for securing loose items, and another padded compartment behind for your iPad, making it a great piece that can take you from work to play in no time at all.
Made in Italy and available in 5 different leather finishes (yes, 5!) ranging from pebbled and smooth leather to Dragon (what they call croc-embossed) or Mimosa (a stiffer version of pebbled leather), with a select few colours coming in a velvety-soft calf hair leather that’s only available in limited quantities.
Prices start from USD695 for the Mini Maestrea which measures 29 cm at its widest and 19 cm tall. For those who want it a tad bigger, there’s also the Midi going for USD795 (33 cm by 22 cm) and the regular (USD895, 41 cm by 31 cm), all of which are available online at Senreve that comes with free shipping internationally, inclusive of duties and taxes. Well, what are you waiting for?