Ladies, this is not a new design at Issey Miyake, but rather one that’s so popular it’s always sold out in Japan, and consistently snapped up the moment it lands in Singapore. Which is why this is your next best chance at getting your hands on one, as the bag is now available online at MoMA’s Design Store. There’s not 1, not 2, but a total of 21 different colours up for grabs, leaving you truly spoilt for choice.
Issey Miyake’s Trunk Pleats Bag is inspired by tree trunks (hence the name), coming with vertical pleated lines that spread out as you fill it up with your contents, giving it a different look every time you use it. Once you’re done for the day (or evening), you can collapse the pleats together and store the bag in the corner of your wardrobe, without taking up much space at all.
It’s fun, super easy to use, and comes at a price point that’s accessible for everyone. MoMA is currently retailing them at SGD143 each, but you can get it at a discount (with free shipping) if you sign up as a member online. As for the colours, there’s honestly every hue you can think of, ranging from the classic Black to the vivid colours like Apple Green, Cherry Red and Yellow, to darker tones such as Gray, Night Blue and Pine Green.
The fashionable lads can get in on the action as well; it makes for a great shopping bag which you can take with you on your quick trip to the convenience store. P.S. They also make for a lovely Christmas present (this is for those who shop all year round and ‘stock up’ on gifts), so you can save the thanks for later and grab them now before it gets sold out.