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Love archival designs? You might want to check out the updated Bottega Series recently launched at Bottega Veneta’s Singapore online store. The Italian fashion house is re-releasing selected vintage pieces, each coming in varied types of Intrecciato leather.
One of these is the Banana Bag. This Bottega Series update sees it in the new foulard Intrecciato leather created by current creative director Matthieu Blazy. It brings to mind the effect of folded scarves, which also explains its name (foulard is French for scarf). Furthermore, due to the unique weaving method it employs, no two pieces will ever look the same.
Available in a single size, the Banana Bag measures 35.5 cm high and 34 cm wide when standing upright. This makes it significantly bigger than a classic Jodie bag, to which obvious comparisons in terms of the bag’s structure and top handle will be made. A gold-tone zip that slides easily secures your essentials, while keeping them within reach whenever you’re out and about.
You can choose to carry the Banana Bag like a clutch. Alternatively, wear it over the shoulder via its 22 cm (average drop length) adjustable leather handle. Its interior is left lining-free, so you don’t have to worry about it being too heavy.
Retailing at SGD6910, the bag comes in five colours: Fondant, Lagoon, Nail Polish, Orange and Plaster. Whether you love a safe classic hue or prefer something bright and statement-making, Bottega Veneta’s Banana Bag has something for you.