Ladies, Clare Waight Keller feels you. She knows that the modern career woman runs about a tremendous lot and needs a practical bag while at it. Truth be told, not many designer bags can meet the requirements of cramping all your daily necessities into one nifty carry-all. Which explains why that humble canvas tote is more often than not our go-to daily bag. After all, the British designer should know: as artistic director of Givenchy, she shuttles between her London and Paris studios weekly. All that commuting means that fuss-free and roomy are important criteria when choosing what to carry.
Bearing in mind Waight Keller’s own rigorous travel schedule in mind, Givenchy has debuted what could just be its most practical It bag for Resort 2020. Called the Bond, the bag, which launches in stores on Oct 15, is an unpretentious down-to-earth shopper style that comes in medium and large sizes. The medium ones are priced from $2,390-$2,790 while the large models go from $2,990-$3,290. Even its moniker comes with a no-nonsense story: It takes after the snap buttons on the sides of the bag that hold the piece altogether.
The Bond Collection
You can choose from three different finishes. Those who like the casual look can opt for a slouchy canvas version that comes with the brand’s name plastered in bold letters. For something more subtle, there are solid coloured versions in blue, aubergine or black that are embossed with the Givenchy brand name and a chain motif. If you are the sort who likes your everyday bag to come with a vintage appeal, then the jacquard option will do the trick.
Every detail in the construction of the bag has taken into account our daily habits. The snap buttons can be undone so that it can be folded flat into your suitcase (PS: It makes for a perfect spare tote for that holiday too). The bag comes with a shoulder strap for times when you need to go hands-free. And there is a removable pouch on the inside for your extra knick-knacks. With the Brexit chaos at the immigration checkpoint looming, we say all these thoughtful features will make commuting less of a headache – well at least for C.W.K.