Are you a fan of durable, Italian-made leather bags that won’t go out of style?
So are celebrities like Lady Gaga, Priyanka Chopra, Emma Roberts and Jessica Alba, who have all been spotted with a bag from Senreve. The San Francisco brand has become a cult-favourite among Hollywood’s A-listers and fashion insiders over the last couple of years with its line-up of functional luxury bags — which have finally arrived in Singapore.
Senreve has launched its first pop-up store here at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, offering the complete collection of its bestselling handbags. Within the chic, pastel-hued space, you’ll find everything from the elegant Voya tote that was seen on Angelina Jolie, to the all-in-one Mini Maestra that many have compared to the Céline Belt Bag.
You’ll also get to see the high quality craftsmanship of Senreve’s bags up close. Each one is handmade in Tuscany by artisans who have been working with luxury brands for over 50 years. The bags are crafted from Italian calf leather that is water-, stain- and scratch-resistant. Inside, they’re lined with micro-suede, which is just as long-lasting.
And because they’re designed with working women in mind, Senreve’s bags are incredibly practical. You’ll find multiple pockets and zipped compartments across their interiors and exteriors. They’re also perfectly sized to fit your favourite devices. The Aria Belt Bag and Alunna Bag, which both had waiting lists with thousands of shoppers on them before they launched, can carry your iPhone XS Max and Kindle respectively. The Maestra bag, meanwhile, is wide enough to fit your 15-inch MacBook.
But by far the best thing about Senreve’s bags is their versatility: many styles can be carried as a backpack, crossbody, sling bag or a clutch. Some designs even come with removable leather straps that can be easily replaced by a metal chain, instantly transforming the accessory into one suited for a night out.
The only problem you’ll have is settling on which bag to get. The Takashimaya pop-up has every Senreve bag in their rainbow wheel of colours. Going beyond classics like black, white, navy and maroon, there are also limited-edition shades introduced for the season, like light pink and baby blue. And, to mark the launch of Senreve in Singapore, the new Alunna and Mini Alunna bags are offered in Pebbled Cream, a style that is only available in Asia.
Colours aside, you’ll get to choose from four different types of leather finishes, such as pebbled, smooth and dragon, which is Senreve’s answer to crocodile skin. Eco-conscious shoppers can even turn to the brand’s vegan leather collections, which are made without any animal by-products.
And if you don’t see the bag you want, because it’s (predictably) sold out? You can pre-order it at the store itself, and expect it to be delivered to you within a week.
Of course, all good things do come to an end, and in the case of the Senreve pop-up, it will only be in town until 10 November 2021. After that, you’ll have to snag your favourite bags online, along with thousands of other shoppers around the world. Unless you want to be waitlisted, we recommend heading down to Takashimaya ASAP.
Senreve is located at#B1-41, Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872.
Header photo credit: Senreve