A HANDBAG speaks louder than words. Yes, sometimes that piece that you carry – which slings over the shoulder and across the body or hangs pleasantly as arm candy — sums up all about your sense of style or personality.
And it can make or break your ensemble. If the shape of a bag is your main purchasing criteria, check out Instagram and look for these lovely bags by homegrown companies. The fact that they are handmade makes them more irresistible.
This unique-looking woody bag is the fashion statement piece that you need. For a slightly edgier look, pick the one in black. (The bag also comes in a natural wood colour).
Brand/model: Wooden beach bag
Price: RM79 (small) and RM89 (big)
Going boho-chic for that casual outing? This Titin envelope clutch (Frankitas’ signature piece) is a scene -stealer.
Brand/model: Frankitas Titin clutch
Round and square bags can be boring so strut your style with this pretty hexagon shaped bag for a change.
Brand/model: Nadsy Hexie bag
Working outdoors? Trade your conventional workbag for this sturdy and stylish rattan piece handcrafted by a Balinese artisan. Your ipad or tablet can fit nicely into this bag.
Brand/model: Volare rattan bag
Cool is the name! Pick this go-to bamboo bag and let them stare.
Brand/model: Volare bamboo bag