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If you’re all about minimalistic bags that are masterfully made yet won’t break the bank, consider looking to RSVP Paris. For the unacquainted, the Paris design studio is famous for creating timeless leather bags with French savoir-faire. A good place to start is surely the iconic Golden Eyes bag from its debut collection.
Unrelated to the James Bond movie, its name instead refers to two pieces of gold-tone hardware on its front flap. While evoking a robotic-looking face, this quirky detail subtly counterbalances its rectangular silhouette. Crafted from a single piece of leather, it’s a refined design you’ll undoubtedly get a lot of wear out of.
The simplistic but never boring style measures a functional 22 cm by 18 cm. Its calfskin-lined interior features one main compartment that will fit all your daily essentials comfortably. It also packs a patch pocket for cards and smaller bits and bobs, and closes via an invisible magnetic fastening on its flap.
And because versatility is key, the Golden Eyes bag comes with an adjustable strap, so you can wear it across the body or over the shoulder. Plus, the strap is removable so you can always transform it into a clutch by unclipping its carabiners.
While the bag is free of any bells and whistles, there is an interesting detail of minute size to note. A hot-stamped serial number on the bottom corner of the bag. Following the same limited-edition format as its other creations, the label only releases 500 pieces of each colour. In other words, yours will have its own special number as well.
Though you can’t select which serial number you get, you can always choose the leather finish and colour you want. For something hardier, grained calfskin leather comes in a choice of Black, Burgundy, Cognac, Khaki and Navy. Otherwise, there’s the smooth calfskin option in Black, Cognac, Dulce, Hydra, Kaki and Khaki, which, while more sensitive to the knocks of life, will develop a rich patina over time.
At SGD830, the Golden Eyes bag comes in at a rather decent price, especially considering that it’s a full-leather piece. Shop it right now over at RSVP Paris’ online store, complete with complimentary shipping to Singapore.