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