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Handle With Care: The It Bag Inspired By A Household Item

Excluding Melania Trump’s Zara jacket fiasco, there’s always just been something cool about wearing items that seem to suggest “I do not care”. (Cue Jonah Hill who’s gone from slacker to everyday-man style icon with his routine of tie-dye tees, gym shorts and mismatched outers.) It partly explains fashion’s obsession with remaking plastic bags, paper lunch bags and striped market stall shoppers. Now, the next evolution of the mundane-carrier-made-good is here: drawstring pouches that take after those that hotels offer for carting dirty clothes around in.

Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello Pochon Teddy in lambskin with metal studs (top), $3,640, and lambskin, $1,790, Saint Laurent

Brands like Hermes, Saint Laurent and Sportmax all have their own plush renditions, while Gucci’s Alessandro Michele went so far as to replicate the one from Chateau Marmont — complete with its faun logo — in leather, simply because he loves it. Yeah, the man’s cool.

Sportmax leather (stacked on floor), prices unavailable, Max Mara. Gucci x Chateau Marmont canvas and leather, $1,000, Gucci

Photography Vee Chin Art Direction Adeline Eng

This story first appeared in Female’s January 2019 issue.