Japanese cartoon characters are clearly having a moment, what with Gucci’s high-end Doraemon sweaters, Loewe‘s recent My Neighbour Totoro team-up, and even a Pokémon x Levi’s collaboration. Needless to say, we’re excited for this next one. Everyday bag brand LeSportsac has teamed up with Studio Ghibli for bags and pouches inspired by the cute, cuddly Totoro, the memorable lead in the 1988 anime classic.
The American brand debuts this limited edition collaboration with Donguri Republic, the official retailer of Studio Ghibli-themed merchandise in Japan, for a Japan-exclusive collection that’s out 10 March 2021.
Across the collection, there are two key designs — the “Totoro Botanical” print which sees Totoro and his friends frolicking around a garden of painted flowers on a dark blue background, as well as a “Totoro Grey” print that’s more subdued, now with the famous soot spirits on a grey backdrop. There prints feature on iconic LeSportsac bag designs such as the Deluxe Everyday Bag, Harper Bag, and Deluxe Weekender, popular for their multi-functional pockets, as well as smaller cosmetic or square pouches.
Take a look at the key items here:
Images and prices, courtesy of Sora News 24.