Archive for February 8, 2012

The “Basket” Bag

Written by Raina. Posted in Accessories

As mentioned before, I really love handbags, and there has been one bag, well a picture of this one bag, that has been sitting in a folder on my desktop that holds all the pictures handbags I fall in love with. Handbags are so beautiful to me, although my idea of “beautiful” usually doesn’t always conform to what most would say is beautiful…well not upon first sight at least.

Since I do not have a picture of the actual bag in this post, though you can click the links below to view it, it might be a bad idea for me to describe it by what first comes to my mind. Well, here I go, it kind of resembles a larger version of a fanny pack. I was hesitant to describe it as that because of the history of the fanny pack, which, I should add, aren’t that bad in my opinion. Really though, I have seen some nice fanny packs haha! Not all of them are bad! And what could be better than having your hands free?

Anyways, the bag is the ‘Kilgore’, made by theMADLY. A better way to describe it might be that it is shaped like a basket (like on a bicycle), and protrudes out. Or, as described on their website, “wedge-shape messenger…a unique design inspired from vintage wicker creels used by fisherman in the early 1900s.” This leather bag has a top handle, as well as a long shoulder/cross body strap, and opens with a zipper. It is $420 and currently out of stock on their website.

I have not seen a similar bag in stores since I first saw this back in March of last year. However, I have been seeing a lot of street shots of people carrying a Givenchy bag that also has this basket shape. The Givenchy ‘Pandora Messenger’ is available in three sizes (small, medium, and large), and is more boxy-shaped compared to the ‘Kilgore’ bag. On the Barneys New York website, it shows the prices ranging from around $1,000 up to over $2,000, depending on the size and style.

I like these bags because the shape is different from what I have seen recently. I like how the bag is flat against the body, but sticks out in the front like a basket. They are a size nice, and look very durable. I think I would get a lot of use out of it. Hopefully we will start to see more affordable, but still quality, versions of it in stores soon!

—Raina