Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Gender Bender #43


Below: The '
voyeuristic' Peek-A-Boo Leather Tote





Below: Can be carried top handle or shoulder strap


Below: In a variety of colours and materials...the exotic ones are gorgeous!



Below:Prominently featured in the Fendi Spring Summer 2009 Ad Campaign



Fendi Large Leather Peek-a-Boo Tote In White

One of the most unusual and note-worthy bags to come out of the Spring Summer 2009 season is surprisingly from the house of Fendi. Usually churning out bag monstrosities, Fendi seem to hit the jackpot this time with the very chic Peek-a-Boo Leather Tote! I love the cute idea of being able to have a bit of bag voyeurism by show your bag contents. The simple lines and shape in a variety of sumptuous leathers (from exotics to fabric to calf leather) and colours also attribute to the bag being a bag to watch out for this season.

The large tote measuring 40cm across in width and 30cm in height is perfect for guys as well. The bag whether open or closed retains a great shape and with non frivolous detailing and it's what makes this bag being able to pass off as gender bending.

I would love to own one, especially in white colour! I tried on the white version in Bangkok's Fendi store, it looked very cool! The turn-lock closure is a joy to use. But it costs a hefy THB 88,000 (Approx. SGD $3800). I almost had my jaws dropped. Singapore Fendi store at Ngee Ann City sells this bag for about SGD $3400. So your best bet for the bag is www.net-a-porter, which you can get the most savings at approx SGD $2500. That is close to a SGD $1000 difference which you can redirect to other bag purchase or safekeep it in the bank:-) Net-a-porter's stock is however limited to a light grey colour for the large size, unlike the wide range of colours and materials to choose from at the boutiques. The bag looks like a soft briefcase/doctor's bag while not being too serious and conservative. Love the shoulder strap option which creates a whole new look again.

Source:
www.net-a-porter.com

(Update: The Peek-a-Boo bag is sold out in Net-a-porter!)


Retail price: UK 1102.56 pounds. Where to buy: www.net-a-porter.com

9 comments:

pluriball said...

this bag is gorgeous!

LuxeLust said...

I saw the white leather one in Holt Renfrew, Bloor Street, in Toronto. It is very nice, much nicer than I thought it would be when I saw it in the show. It was priced at CAD $1999, which is really not bad I think.

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Oh yes, very nice indeed.:-) The turn lock is interesting although it resembles the kelly bag. But more contemporary and tongue in chic.

toosan said...

sigh, whats there not to love about this bag...

Kevin and myMANybags said...

Yes, Toosan, it's an absolutely fabulous bag!:-) and so interesting:-P I tried it in BKK...really nice. If you havw the shoulder strap...it can work as a messenger style, and will be okay for a guy. Like a soft briefcase.

-adRieLiciOus- said...

OMG! Kevin, I'm Kyle from the Philippines.. I'm a big big fan of your site... and since you included the YSL muse bag in the Gender Bender section, I bought one! Haha! And now this! haha i saw this already at Fendi here in the Phils and I totally loveee the bag! It almost looks the the one Balenciaga also did! Waaa! I want one again! :))

LiveLifeLuxe said...

My Peek-a-Boo has a new home now. I had to let it go to make way for more Hermès funds… Now, I'm actually missing it.

Thanks for the heads-up on the black one. I may consider that but it's unlikely. *sniff sniff*

The things one would give up for H…

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Dun feel sad...you have a holy grail to work toward:-) The gratifying moment is when you get your new Hermes. I need to also consult you on how to place an order for the HAC. I am very keen. Anytime soon:-P

And Who knows...a unexpected turn of events might see you owning a Peekaboo again. Net-a-porter has the raffia with black patent leather handles and suede lining. It's like 897 pounds. Not too bad.

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

and -adRieLiciOus-,

go for it! this is one classic bag that will last a long time. Never go out of style, but in time all the time:-P