“With lifestyles and dress codes more relaxed, brands are now updating their signature bags (which tend to be structured and stiff) to suit you whether you’re dressed up or down,” points out our wise guest creative director. The Lady Dior tote (bottom right), for example, is more supple because of a new form of stitching. Saint Laurent’s added a Souple (yes, that’s the name; top right) adaptation to its Sac De Jour line – the use of full-grain leather, known for its natural feel, means its usually rigid sides can flex naturally.
And underscoring the modern (and practical) appeal of a bag with some “slouch” is Chanel: Its new house classic, the Gabrielle satchel (top left), is crafted from creamy soft aged calfskin, yet sports a moulded base. “Soft where it needs to be, hard where it really matters. If only people can say the same about all men,” quips Bagaholicboy. #BBquotes\
This story first appeared in Female’s April 2017 issue.