IMAGE: THOM BROWNE
Whale you fall in love with this? We did, that’s for sure. It’s chic, it’s fun, but more importantly it’s to-die-for-cute. Really. Thom Browne does especially well in incorporating animals into his eponymous line, and in the case of the Whale Bag With Chain, it’s a whale with an articulated tail (that goes up and down) that you can carry easily in the palm of your hand.
Made of stiff leather (think of it as a mini trunk of sorts), there’s also an extra long chain shoulder strap that you can hook onto the rings on either side, that you might swing the whale over your body for that cute across the body look. Unsnap the kiss-lock top closure and you’ll find a compact interior lined in leather in colours blue, red and white, which is a Thom Browne signature.
Measuring 30 cm across by 13 cm tall, which we reckon is inclusive of the tail, this bag retails for USD4800 over on Thom Browne’s online store. Interestingly, over at SSENSE it sells for USD5130, so those rumours of higher than normal markups could be true. But no matter who you buy from, we guarantee that you’ll have a whale of a time with this one. Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Image: Thom Browne