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Handbag We Heart: The Issey Miyake Bao Bao Bag

Let’s face it: we all wish we had more time to visit museums and places of cultural enlightenment, but there’s just. not. enough. time! In a perfect world, we’d rise early on Saturday morning and pop into a yoga class before brunch with the girls, which would be followed by a few hours of strolling through the latest exhibit that’s recently come to your city, and then you’d even squeeze in a quick stop by the local organic market to fill your home with fresh flowers before your nearest friends drop in for cocktail hour (where you’re featuring in-season ingredients and the trendiest of herbs) and apps (spun off from one of Gwyneth’s recipes, of course).

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But let’s get real! It feels productive if we can pry ourselves out of bed before noon on a weekend morning. After that feat of human strength, it’s time for laundry, when you wear yoga pants to hopefully seduce strangers into thinking your yoga pants had actually visited a yoga studio that morning. It’s a miracle if you can change your nail polish and wash your hair before it’s time to meet friends for the dinner you’re surely not going to make and clean up after, and the drinks whose calories you surely hadn’t burned off in spin class that morning.

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Which brings us to our solution: if you can’t make the time to see real art in person during your downtime, why not incorporate it into your #OOTD? It’s possible! How? By toting one of Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao bags. These immaculate creations are truly pure pieces of stunning Japanese design. Bunches and bunches of tiny identical triangular shapes are fused together on top of black mesh material, but not so closely that they can’t move and fold and bend and produce ripple effects that give the illusion that the bag is in a constant state of motion. The Bao Bao bags lay completely flat when they’re empty, but instantly and always differently take on the shape of the items with which you choose to arm yourself for the day. It’s no exaggeration to say this bag is never positively worn the same way twice. Available in a variety of shades that capture light and reflect your environment, there’s a way to express each style star’s creative tendencies.

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And you didn’t even have to wait in line for this showing of artistic excellence! Shop Issey Miyake Bao Bao bags on eBay today. 

To see more handbags we heart, click here.

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