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While at first glance it looks really familiar, it isn’t what you are thinking. Instead, this is one of the new styles added to Rimowa’s Personal collection, a selection of solid aluminium pieces that are more bags than luggage. What started first as a collaboration with Dior in 2019 has since evolved into a full line-up for Rimowa, with the Personal Crossbody bag in polycarbonate and now in aluminium that’s new for the season, the Personal Sling Clutch and today’s subject, the Personal Hand Clutch.
Measuring some 20 cm by 12 cm with a depth of almost 5 cm, think of it as your unisex hard-sided aluminium clutch, complete with Rimowa’s signature grooves, a clam-shell closure that opens to a rather decently sized interior, as well as an accompanying wristlet strap in leather to finish the ensemble.
Large enough for the new #iPhone13ProMax, a card case, mints, keys and whatever other small bits and bobs you have, it will come in 3 colours for the season. There’s Blush Pink (shown above) that’s as pretty as the name suggests, as well as classics hues in Black and Silver. Crafted with a matte finish at the brand’s historic manufacture in Cologne, Germany, the heft is more than made up for by its sleek good looks and its virtually indestructible shell, which is a definite win.
Now available via Rimowa boutiques in Singapore (that would be at Mandarin Gallery and Raffles Hotel), it is priced at SGD1620 a pop. Thinking of heading overseas soon and want a travel companion that’s easy to wipe down after use and quite a looker too? This would be it.