It’s been 15 years since Issey Miyake launched its line of Bao Bao bags, and since then the popularity of these convenient and cleverly engineered carryalls has gone through the roof.
Just ask anyone who’s announced that they’re going on a trip to Japan. Chances are, they’ve collected more than a few pleasepleasehelpmebuy requests for the fashionable fold-flat bags.
For those who are adverse to lugging back stuff for friends (because who has the space after stocking up on Bao Baos and kawaii Japanese snacks for yourself, right?), the Club 21 folks have good news for you: Last week, the multilabel retail group set up Singapore’s first standalone Bao Bao Issey Miyake boutique!
Located at ION Orchard, the 441 sq foot store has a sleek, futuristic look that complements the architectural style of its bags perfectly. And it stocks the full range of women’s pouches and bags, along with men’s bags from the brand’s Sports Line series.
To mark the opening of the boutique, two designs will be exclusively sold here – the SS16 At-Random Lucent tote ($660; below) and clutch ($460).
Haven’t joined the cult of the Bao Bao yet? This news might just get you on board.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake is at #03-24 ION Orchard; tel: 6304-1397.
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