PHOTO COURTESY OF BOTTEGA VENETA
How many of you remember (or actually own) a pair of BV Puddle Boots? Loved by many for its easy-to-wear format that can weather a spring shower or tropical storm without compromising on style, the colourful biodegradable rubber ankle boots are now available in a wider assortment of colours (newer hues include Egg Yolk and Grass) at Bottega Veneta.
And judging by how popular the boots were, it made perfect sense for Bottega Veneta to delve into a series of full rubber bags as well. One of the key shapes would be the unisex Arco, with two sizes made entirely out of rubber moulded to form the iconic trapezoid silhouette, complete with dual elongated handles.
The Mini Arco measures 27 cm wide and 25 cm high, while the Large Arco is significantly bigger at 60 cm by 40 cm. And if you’re wondering about practicality, the bags come without any zips or fussy pockets, so all your essentials can be thrown into the tote/shopper with ease.
Prices start at SGD1340 for the Mini Arco, before going up to SGD2230 for the Large Arco. This makes it a perfect choice for those who love the shape and style of the leather Arco but wished it came at a more accessible price point.
With colourful hues like Chalk, Kiwi and Tangerine, you can only imagine how fun (and not to mention, chic) these Arco bags will look in person. Not forgetting how well they pair with the BV Puddle Boots, ideal for days you find yourself having to run around in Singapore’s fickle monsoon weather, which is almost every other day right now anyway…