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You might not have heard of Savette yet, but if you like your leather bags minimalist and timeless, here’s why this newcomer to the scene is a handbag brand to watch.
01 – Savette is the brainchild of designer Amy Zurek, previously of luxe minimalist brands like The Row and Khatie. The breakout brand, which debuted in 2020, offers sleek bags inspired by both modern and renaissance art.
02 – Guided by the principle of timelessness, its understated designs eschew logos and attention-grabbing embellishments. Instead, they favour sleek sculptural silhouettes with refined, clean lines.
03 – And while its creations are free of logos, they come with a subtle detail that those in the know will recognise. Besides being decorative, the signature metal hardware doubles as a functional magnetic closure for the bags too.
It’s also worth noting that all its leather bags are handcrafted using traditional leatherwork techniques. And all the magic happens at a third-generation atelier outside of Florence, Italy.
04 – One particular style to check out is the Tondo 22 (USD1950). It takes its name from the Italian renaissance term for a circular work of art. The 22 cm by 16.5 cm calf leather piece features soft curves, making this sophisticated silhouette an ideal daily companion.
Its interior, which comes with two substantial interior compartments and two flat pockets, easily fits your daily essentials. Furthermore, it comes with a three-way convertible strap for hand-carry, shoulder or crossbody wear. Available in four classic hues, Black, Bone, Mink and Saddle.
05 – Lastly, if you’re wondering where to shop, check out Savette’s online store that offers shipping to Singapore. Alternatively, you can also look to third-party sites like NET-A-PORTER.