Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sturdy, stylish Freitag bags for work and travel

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While we love our feminine clutches and handbags, it’s hard to beat the functionality of carryalls. Especially when you’re travelling abroad; you would want to have your travel must-haves, all in one sturdy bag.

Freitag, better known for their heavy-duty messenger bags, may not be the first brand that comes to mind. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the Swiss brand’s newest shoulder and tote bags: designs that are travel-friendly and actually, quite chic too.

If you’re in search for a business-appropriate carryall, choose these stylish designs from the newest Freitag Reference collection: a diffusion line inspired by horse-riding messengers of the eighteenth century and the laptop-toting journalists of today.

Think weave tote bags, buckle satchels and more, in bold attractive shades. Bags that are also eco-friendly to boot.

Brothers and co-founders Markus and Daniel Freitag clearly had cyclists in mind when they created the first-ever Freitag messenger bag, and this latest range is no exception.

As with all Freitag bags, these designs are made of well-used truck tarpaulins — yes, that super durable, water-repellent material that has protected precious cargo from wind, rain, hail and all sorts of harsh weather conditions.

For a casual weekend bag, grab a Freitag Joan design ($250) if you love both boxy bags and cycling. Just remove the straps and you’ll be able to fit this bag snugly on the bicycle handles.
Or go for the Betty ($325) for that to-go-to tote bag: it will keep your important documents and files in tip-top shape.

So carry a bag that has truly been “on the road” for reliable travel baggage: you’ll look more like a jet-setting traveller and less of a clueless tourist too.

Source: http://www.herworldplus.com/shopping/updates/shopping-updates-sturdy-stylish-freitag-bags-work-and-travel

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Eco-friendly style with Gap’s 0% Plastic tote bags

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Gap’s 0% Plastic tote bags are proof that fashionistas can be on-trend and environmentally conscious, too. The American casualwear brand has collaborated with five street artists to produce limited-edition tote bags, each carrying the “0% Plastic” tagline.

Launched at all Gap stores on Earth Day, April 22, Gap’s reusable tote bags are made of 100% unbleached cotton, with no plastic used during the production process.

These eco-friendly tote bags are 100% stylish too. Gap roped in five local street artists — Sheryo Ang, Eman Raharno Jeman, Anthea Pie, Benjamin Quek and Adam Wang — to produce the designs, resulting in edgy, street-wise tote bags that trump ubiquitous plastic bags any day.

This is the fourth year of Gap’s 0% Plastic green initiative, aimed at getting shoppers to use reusable tote bags instead of plastic carrier bags. Previous years’ designs included collaborations with local magazines like Female, Juice and NuYou.

Source: http://www.herworldplus.com/shopping/updates/shopping-updates-eco-friendly-style-gap%E2%80%99s-0-plastic-tote-bags

Classic agnès b. tote bags get decked out in monochrome prints

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Agnès b.’s Le Casino tote bags probably need no introduction. Since they were first released in 2003, these lightweight nylon bags, with their distinctive slim shape, have become well-loved arm accessories for women the world over.

The Le Casino tote bags were conceptualised by dame Agnès herself on a trip to Monte Carlo, a casino town in Monaco. There, she was inspired to create functional yet elegant bags for the everyday woman, giving rise to the streamlined silhouette of the Le Casino tote bag.

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Nine years on, agnès b. has expanded its Le Casino collection to include more than 60 quirky prints and colour combinations, from five-pointed stars to the brand’s “ab” print. These easy-to-care-for bags offer plenty of room without looking bulky, and cater to almost any situation be it school, work or play.

This Spring 2012, agnès b has updated its Le Casino collection with new breezy prints and darker colours. For those looking for something bold and graphic, get the Le Casino tote bag in black and white checks, or the black Le Casino covered in fine white polka dots.

The less adventurous can opt for plain Le Casino tote bags in sleek colours like grey, purple and black in matte finishes. A hint of French playfulness still remains, with details like inner fabric linings in bright pop colours and graphic prints.

Source: http://www.herworldplus.com/shopping/updates/shopping-updates-classic-agn%C3%A8s-b-tote-bags-get-decked-out-monochrome-prints

Second batch of Uniqlo Undercover collection now in Singapore

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Expanded Spring Summer 2012 line includes babywear and more graphic T-shirts, shorts and tunics for the whole family

Shopaholics who did not manage to get a piece of the Uniqlo Undercover (UU) collection when it arrived in March can now breathe easy. Uniqlo Singapore has premiered the second batch of the UU Spring Summer 2012 collection, available exclusively at its 313@Somerset outlet.

UU is the latest designer collaboration between the Japanese high street giant and Jun Takahashi of cult label Undercover. The result is a super-comfortable and coordinated range for the entire family, featuring basics and separates for men, women, children and even babies.

The second batch of the UU collection in Singapore features its adorable babywear line, with printed rompers and T-shirts for the tots, as well as an expanded collection of cute dresses for the girls, and graphic T-shirts and capri pants for the boys.

Women can look forward to light cotton cardigans in earthy hues like cream, olive and dusty blue, printed drawstring tunics, graphic T-shirts emblazoned with the ‘UU’ logo and knee-length cargo shorts.

To complete the picture-perfect portrait of a stylish family, there’s also a whole selection of checked, polo and striped T-shirts for the men, together with summer-appropriate cargo pants and painter shorts.

Source: http://www.herworldplus.com/shopping/updates/shopping-updates-second-batch-uniqlo-undercover-collection-now-singapore-0

Sturdy, stylish Freitag bags for work and travel

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While we love our feminine clutches and handbags, it’s hard to beat the functionality of carryalls. Especially when you’re travelling abroad; you would want to have your travel must-haves, all in one sturdy bag.

Freitag, better known for their heavy-duty messenger bags, may not be the first brand that comes to mind. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the Swiss brand’s newest shoulder and tote bags: designs that are travel-friendly and actually, quite chic too.

If you’re in search for a business-appropriate carryall, choose these stylish designs from the newest Freitag Reference collection: a diffusion line inspired by horse-riding messengers of the eighteenth century and the laptop-toting journalists of today.

Think weave tote bags, buckle satchels and more, in bold attractive shades. Bags that are also eco-friendly to boot.

Brothers and co-founders Markus and Daniel Freitag clearly had cyclists in mind when they created the first-ever Freitag messenger bag, and this latest range is no exception.
As with all Freitag bags, these designs are made of well-used truck tarpaulins — yes, that super durable, water-repellent material that has protected precious cargo from wind, rain, hail and all sorts of harsh weather conditions.

For a casual weekend bag, grab a Freitag Joan design ($250) if you love both boxy bags and cycling. Just remove the straps and you’ll be able to fit this bag snugly on the bicycle handles.
Or go for the Betty ($325) for that to-go-to tote bag: it will keep your important documents and files in tip-top shape.

So carry a bag that has truly been “on the road” for reliable travel baggage: you’ll look more like a jet-setting traveller and less of a clueless tourist too.

Source: http://www.herworldplus.com/shopping/updates/shopping-updates-sturdy-stylish-freitag-bags-work-and-travel