Friday, 19 September 2008
Gender Bender #30
Marni Lambskin Double Handle Large Bag
Finally a 'bag candy' worth mentioning from Marni. It's been a while since anything from Marni caught my eye. The men's bag are really boring these past 2 seasons, so boring that I cannot be bothered checking them out anymore. Club 21 stocks a few Marni man bags from this fall winter 2008/2009 season. But nothing outstanding, practically bland.
But ladies bags surprises me from time to time. It's basically a ladies brand to be honest. But sometimes the ladies design transcends gender and guys can work it too! And this season, after browsing on the Marni website tonight, I was happy to announce my 'hunt' on the web was not in vain. Immediately I was drawn to this bag made from extremely supple soft lambskin.
The Marni Lambskin Double Handle Large Bag measures a whopping 50cm x 12cm x 30cm. 50cm in width is huge! No wonder the large description is used! So this is one tick on the criteria checklist for gender bending bags. Huge bag sizes are good for guys!
The bag comes with adjustable calf leather handles that slides into 4 brass rings(2 on front and 2 on back), with the lower part of the handles stitched onto the bag body. This somehow creates a folding design for the bag which makes the bag unique and clever. No unnecessary detailings required. Just a nice simple fold.:-P There is also a brass 'turn lock' closure for the top opening of the bag to provide added security for your bag contents. The inside is lined with nylon and features 2 pockets, one of which is zipped. This bag also comes with a shoulder strap for you to sling across your body so you can carry this bag in 2 styles:-) I love this feature in bags.
Lastly, the colour for the bag is amazing. The bag comes either in a tan brown tone aptly named 'Cacao and Desert Palm' (this colour easily matches almost any other hues for an outfit) or a neutral lighter warm grey 'Graphite and Dark Natural '.
A cool bag for cool individuals. Marni resonates best with creative types!
Retail price: Euro $1085. Where to buy: www.marni.com