We’ve raved about soft leather bags before, and the appeal of the dumpling bag, of its gathered folds and roomy silhouette, no doubt appeals to those who like their outfits effortlessly chic. This time though, we’re talking about something completely opposite — with its rigid structure and contrast topstitching detail, comes the Burberry Pocket Bag, a new house signature and It-Bag designed by Riccardo Tisci.
The archive-inspired design may be a 180° turn from this year’s more relaxed silhouettes, but we’d gladly clear some precious wardrobe space for this utilitarian number. First seen on the Spring/Summer 2020 runway, the original Burberry bag is reinterpreted by adding a front pocket and leather taping, while you’ll also notice the distinct contrast topstitching, giving it a refined appeal.
The Pocket Bag also comes in a variety of colourways, some of which are new this season, and here’s where it gets interesting. You can opt for soft or embossed leather, or the more eye-catching two-tone canvas designs that reference the British brand’s equestrian heritage, while sporting either a bold circular logo graphic or the Horseferry print. Contrast, here, is utilised to give the bags a fresh, modern appeal.
In the above series of campaign images, Bella Hadid flaunts the Fall 2020 Pocket Bags in a range of power outfits, fierce cat eyes included, which Burberry says is “reinforcing both Thomas Burberry and Riccardo’s recognition of the power and symbolism of animals”. We don’t know so much about embodying a wild you while carrying the piece, but we can relate to the confidence and power you’ll feel when holding on to this signature style. With a detachable strap and a structural top handle, you can also carry it as a tote, or strap it across your body, while the bag’s also available in three sizes — mini, medium and extra-large.
Our picks? The two-tone canvas and leather variation in natural / malt brown for a classic combination, or the latticed leather that references the house’s famous checks. Also cute and trendy are the latest ones in bright orange, pale blue and blush pink — though the latter is currently sold out.
View the other variations of the Burberry Pocket Bag here:
The Burberry Pocket Bag, from $1,650 to $3,490. Available at Burberry stores and online at sg,burberry.com.