Call this a case of ‘great minds think alike’, because there are definitely more and more pieces taking on the definitive vertical shape these days. And because more than 1 major brand is offering one (3 brands, in fact), it’s worth noting that this is more than just a fad or a passing trend, one that will probably cause a ripple effect to pop up at all other brands in the months to come.
First up, Chanel’s Classic Clutch With Chain (SGD2650) that comes with all the makings of your favourite Classic Flap. From the iconic chain gold-tone strap to the distinctive diamond quilting that’s finished with the inimitable and timeless CC seal, it measures 15.3 cm by 10 cm. Available in either Black or Red, it opens to a single compartment that’s great for those looking for basic ‘carryall’, along with an open slot at the back that’s perfect for all your cards.
Up next, Dior’s Saddle Calfskin Clutch (SGD1600) which is also the most functional of the lot. And here’s why. Lift the magnetic clasp up and you will find the interior armed with 7 card slots with an additional flat pocket on the inside and another at the back. Measuring 17.5 cm by 9.5 cm, this one’s great for days when you feel like leaving your bigger #DiorSaddle at home and taking a compact piece with you. Besides, the 120 cm long chain can also be removed, so you can carry it on its own like a clutch for evenings.
Rounding up the trio is Louis Vuitton’s Pochette Trunk Verticale (SGD3100), and what this bag was inspired by is a no-brainer. Yes, this dainty-looking piece measures 17.5 cm by 11 cm and comes with several historic trunk details like the S-lock closure, reinforced corners and quilted interior (features that are also found on the Petite Malle), with the icing on the cake being the adjustable and removable shoulder strap that’s perfect for carrying across the body. This version above comes in Rose Ballerine Epi leather, but you will also be able to find versions in Black Epi leather or Monogram Canvas/Monogram Reverse Canvas available.
The unifying factor among all 3 bags is that they come in a similar size that’s perfect for storing your mobile phone (yes, even the iPhone XS Max), along with space for a cardholder and several makeup essentials (lipstick, lip balm, compact powder and the like) which will all fit nicely within. All you have to do is answer this. Which one has your name all over it?