Bags these days come in all shapes and sizes, and today’s #BAGAHOLICBOYSHOPS focuses on round bags, and only because they have been becoming more commonplace of late. And whether they are inspired by vintage hat boxes (or even a drum in Celine’s case), the trio today features a mix of iconic monograms that are all finished with tan or brown leather trim, which is also as classic as it gets. The icing on the cake? They all come with an additional shoulder sling, which just makes them even more functional.
The trio starts off with Celine’s all-new Tambour Bag (SGD3600) that’s inspired by a drum. For one, the perfectly round shape is super easy on the eyes, with the Triomphe Canvas piece paired with tan leather trimmings for a lovely contrast and finished with a gold-tone Triomphe emblem that hides the snap button closure tucked beneath.
You can call Goyard’s Alto and Louis Vuitton’s Petite Boîte Chapeau modern interpretations of the quintessential hatbox that ranked highly for society ladies back then, often used to transport their large elaborate hats whenever they went on long trips. Today, both designer houses have shrunk their hatboxes into bags that modern-day women can use on an almost daily basis, with the added bonus of having shoulder slings to give them even more versatility.
The Alto (SGD6890) is individually numbered, dated and signed with the initials of the artisan who crafted the bag, and one of the classics recently included in Goyard’s limited-edition silver collection. In other words, it’s a highly regarded design till this day and one that’s not to be missed if you’re an avid fan of the brand. Louis Vuitton’s Petite Boîte Chapeau (SGD6700) is also a great contender, especially if you want to add a hard-sided option to your existing collection of regular LV handbags.
And as always, all three bags are now available at Celine, Goyard and Louis Vuitton boutiques in Singapore, and if you want to see them all at one go, your best bet would be to head to Takashimaya Shopping Centre where all 3 designer brands are present.