If you were to guess which designer handbag is currently the ‘It bag’ among Bangkok’s fashionable women, the names that come to mind would probably be along the lines of Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Céline, or Gucci. Surprisingly, the answer is none of those! Because increasingly often, you will see Bangkok’s stylish girls carrying this one particular unique bag: a boxy tote with top handles and a thick belt across the front. Launched back as part of the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, these soft leather totes with their thick, pilgrim-style belt has become increasingly popular among fashionable girls everywhere not just in Bangkok, but also internationally, especially among the bloggers and editors in Stockholm and Copenhagen, where in the latter city, the brand has successfully opened its flagship store – their first international store outside Bangkok, Thailand.
Launched back as part of the Fall/Winter 2015 collection, these soft leather totes with their thick, pilgrim-style belt has become increasingly popular among fashionable girls everywhere not just in Bangkok, but also internationally.
While the ‘Bobby’ and ‘Karl’ are said to be the two most popular versions in this handbag collection, there are other cool different versions as well. There’s ‘Devon’, the slouchy, bucket tote that comes in calf suede, or calfskin leather, ‘Lucas’, that comes with a two side flap with magnetic closure, and ‘Romeo’, the smallest of the bunch that comes with a straight bar handle and detachable shoulder strap. This is indeed a designer handbag collection to drool over!
I also own the Bobby tote in maroon color myself, and apart from its clean, minimal, and sophisticated design which I LOVE, what feels so right to me about this bag is that its inside compartment is very roomy. I can fit almost everything in it, whether it’s my long wallet, mobile phone, books, umbrella, and other bits and bobs. It is practical and versatile – perfect to carry to work or for travelling, and of course, it goes very well together with every outfit I wear, which makes the process of putting together an outfit that much more fun!
As a big fan of BOYY, I got to say that as a fellow Thai, I’m very glad to see this Thai label has once again successfully made its mark in the designer handbag industry both domestically and internationally (especially in Thailand…you know your handbag has become the ‘It bag’ when there are duplicates/replicas of your bag being sold everywhere) with this soon to be one of the label’s iconic handbag silhouette: its super chic oversized belt detail. Below are the different versions of the bags. Which one do you like best?
Karl 24 Cognac/Red/Apricot
Bobby 23 Black Croc
Devon Suede Dark Olive
Romeo Kidassia Safron