If you are like me, who finds the latest environmental levy of HK$0.50 a plastic bag for shopping in Hong Kong a deterrent to your buying power, here might be just the fashion solution.
I have lately downsized from a big stuffed leather shoulder bag to a more convenient cross body bag for fashion reasons. While we might share some of the same troubles, in trying to fit all things into a tiny bag, but I really enjoy the cool when you are just swinging a little bag easing all the shoulder pain.
As much as I enjoyed the freedom of a lightweight fashion solution, with the latest enforcement on HK$0.50 environmental levy by the government, it also means I need to carry an extra bag for grocery or any other shopping that I do along the way. It is definitely time for me to research into a good cool tote for everyday means, well as long as, it does not look the same as the grocery shopper down the next aisle ~ I would be much relieved. I often feel embarrased when I was carrying the same recycled tote bag to others, especially when I am shopping for groceries, do you share the same feeling?
In search of this lovely tote, the collaboration between MATCHES fashion x Mary Katrantzou does strike a bell. With different print designs plus a little intial to add personalisation phase into 'your' bag, for HKD 6,900 it is something I would like to stuff my everday purchase, instead of gathering them in your arms while running for the next train/tram/bus, sparing you all the grace as a gentle lady on Hong Kong busy streets!
To share with you on the background of Mary Katrantzou, she is a Greek designer who started off to study architecture and turned into fashion. With genes running in the family, Mary's mother is an interior designer while her father is a textile engineer. I do always admire those share same aesthetics as me, the courage to set foot into architecture, it is a very good subject that make every individual turn to different ways, for Mary, it inspired her to indulge more on textile design; while for me hmmm I went in more economic ways of finance.
Back to this lovely tote that would just fit perfectly for us, it incorporates the lovely Mary's A to Z collection of graphic prints. You may find each letter will be a point of inspiration that correlates with the relevant print and colour in sending a visual message of its carrier.
Who wouldn't opt for a little art with function as well as the priceless boost of confidence when shopping around with this, especially when we are all environmental friendly citizens!