Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Material Boy #242





Paul Smith Jeans PVC Holdall

Belt tightening times calls for affordable chic. With smaller budgets to indulge in luxury goods, I am sure everyone appreciates a little cheap and chic thrill every now and then.

I first laid eyes on this lovely and fun Paul Smith Jeans PVC Holdall in the Japanese magazine, Men's Non-No G for Spring Summer 2009. The bag featured was in white, red and blue. Very striking combination of colours with a vintage bag design. It reminds me of those sport bags from the 70's. Having not versed at all with the Japanese language, I thought the bag will be expensive and looks crafted in leather to me. I was determined to find more information on this bag.

Hence, my curiosity lead me to 'surf' it out on Paul Smith's website...and happy to report, I found the bag! Not in white, but in even more fabulous Navy with yellow and white trim. Striking colours aside (with a gorgeous purple coloured lining!), the price is even more attractive than its looks. At just £115.00, I would say, this is affordable chic to add zest and fun to your summer days!

Source: Paul Smith

Retail price: UK 115 pounds. Where to buy:
www.paulsmith.co.uk

15 comments:

beautiful things // beautiful minds said...

ooh. that looks like a great weekender bag

UKbagboy said...

Adorable. The perfect new gym bag. I will be in HKG in a weeks' time, may try locate this bag there, or alternatively have it sent to my UK address from the co.uk website. Why oh why doesn't Singapore Paul Smith stores (two of them!) stock any decent men's bags?!?

SE@N said...

love it...

deluxeduck said...

i like!

p76 said...

it is in Wisma Paul Smith oredi.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hey UKbagboy,

did you hear that? Spotted in Wisma Atria Paul Smith! Hurry:-) Do you get any discount for Club 21? Will make the price much comparable to Europe's. Or if you shipped to your UK address...will be cheaper, I am sure:-) Lucky u!

So envious...I want to go to HK for a shopping spree as well. :-)

ANd Mr duck...any PS for you? I am a bit tired of LV right now. Overdose.

And Sean and btbm...it's a lovely bag that brings a smile to all who sees it. Get it!

Thanks P76...you are my no.1 shopping spy:-) I need to recruit more to help me scout Singapore for shopping info!

LuxuryObsessed said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. Perfect weekend gym bag.

p76 said...

no prb kevin. willing to share what i see.

btw, the bag also comes in sling bag version. ha!

UKbagboy said...

on phone to Wisma PS now...RESERVE, RESERVE.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

UKbagboy,

Send pics to me when you get the bag!:-P Share it with your fellow bag fans!:-P

woohoo!

UKbagboy said...

Oh disappointment, I just didn't like it. I'll stick with my Prada gym bag for now...

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Yes, I saw the bag too...did not want to say anything before...but now that you mentioned..yes, the real thing does not live up to the picutres. Maybe I prefer real materials than synthetic ones. Leather will make this bag perfect, not PVC.:-P

Good you have trusty Prada to rely on.

Good choice!

Kev

evets said...

how does the prada gym bag looks like?

i like the colour combi for the paul smith...$309 and the sling one is $209.

Jens said...

Hello Kevin and everyone.
This bag is adorable. What a fun combination.
I own 5 Paul Smith bags, all bought in Japan. They are actually made in Japan, and I am not sure if this is the same if you shop in other countries. But they are such great value for money, the quality is really good. It is like they are impossible to wear out.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Hi Jens,

yes, the bag is cheery and colourful:-) But the PVC material makes it look kinda cheap. So when I see the real thing, I was not very impressed. But for that price, it's a great bag nevertheless. The price in SGD is $319