Classic Blue brings to mind a sense of familiarity and comfort (the clear blue evening skies, an endless ocean horizon), a timeless, enduring shade which Pantone has specifically chosen for its annual Colour of the Year for 2020. Pantone calls the colour ‘a great reminder to stay resilient in times of uncertainty’, and it also a lovely excuse to add another bag/SLG which comes in a gorgeous shade of blue just in time for 2020 which is just a few more days away.
While it’s almost impossible to find leather goods that come in the exact shade of Pantone’s Classic Blue (19-4052), here are some that are close enough, all of which are gorgeous designer pieces that you can definitely consider from. Starting with the small, the Kelly Depliant Medium Wallet (SGD5300) from Hermès is an age-old classic that will never go out of style. Chanel’s Denim Pouch (SGD1290) is another great option if you prefer a one-size-fits-all pouch that will sufficiently house all your essentials.
Moving on to the bigger pieces, the Monogram Chain Wallet (SGD2140) from Saint Laurent is a versatile piece that can be used as-is like an oversized clutch, doubling up as a lovely crossbody when you attach the chain shoulder strap that comes with. Then there’s #DiorSaddle clutch from Dior, one that features canvas cut-outs that’s further decorated with hand-cut fringe detailing.
Finally, there’s the Réjane Mercure BB (SGD9400) from Moynat which features metallic studs running down the exterior that’s a one-up from the classic designs you’re already familiar with. Not only is the 20 cm by 15 cm size great for dinners, the gold-tone hardware is also considered a rarity at Moynat, making this an absolute head-turner and the star of any party. Feel blue? Don’t. Not with these bags anyway…