If the name is unfamiliar to you, Moynat is a luxury brand that got its start in 1849 by making trunks; just like Louis Vuitton and Goyard. Its founder, Pauline Moynat, was the only female trunk maker of the time and was known for designing trunks with curved lines to fit neatly with the contours of automobiles. The brand disappeared after the closure of its boutique in the late '70s but thanks to LVMH (that's right, the same folks behind Louis Vuitton), Moynat has steadily made a return into the luxury leather goods arena. In less than a year, Moynat has opened two boutiques in Singapore alone—the latest is located at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.
There's no doubt that the level of craftsmanship behind Moynat is stellar. Production is relatively small as compared to other luxury houses and is confined within France, so the volume produced is rather limited. And that makes it that much more exclusive. Moynat's Holdall bag for men is a prime example of the kind of leather mastery and design that goes behind a Moynat piece. The curves and smooth edges of the bag references Pauline Moynat's penchant for curvature in most of her trunks, and is signature to the brand. It's a handsome piece that's definitely functional. But of course, with the amount of work that's done by hand, the bag will set you back SGD7,600.
If you feel that that's too much to shell out for a bag (a top quality one, might I add), here are five other things to consider spending SGD7,600 on.
Two Heritage Stripe cotton gabardine trench coat by Burberry (SGD3,650 each)
Made of equally top notch quality, Burberry is really the only brand to go to for trench coats. This version is designed with panels of heritage stripes that's woven into the cotton gabardine material so it doesn't look like any other traditional plain trench coat.
Four aluminium suitcases by Fabbrica Pelletterie Milano (approximately SGD1,800 each via Mr Porter)
Created in collaboration with award-winning designer Marc Sadler, the suitcase fastens securely with butterfly locks and looks like an oversized version of those hard cased briefcases you see in movies. Those industrial rivets at the sides are a plus too.
14 pairs of sunglasses by Loewe (SGD540 each)
Loewe extends its leather craftsmanship with this series of sunglasses made in collaboration with Thélios, a division of the LVMH group. If you're a fan of Loewe—or even if you're not—these sunglasses will add a touch of stylish elegance to any outfit.
25 Graffiti hoodies by Coach (SGD 295 each)
Stuart Vevers has been reviving the Coach Signature logo for a few seasons now and he doesn't seem to be stopping any time soon. We've seen variations of the logo combined with pop culture and art in the past but this time, he enlists the help of graffiti artists WHiSBE and Jason Naylor for a Graffiti capsule collection. A mugshot of a teddy bear completely covered in Coach Signature? Cute.
Available from 7 July 2018.
58 pairs of TSUNAHIKI shoes by Onitsuka Tiger (SGD129 each)
A revival of a forgotten shoe that comes in five different colours, the TSUNAHIKI is based on the original TSUNAHIKI 82, which was one of the first tug-of-war competition shoes ever made. Who knew, right? In any case, you can bet that these shoes are made for comfort and is designed for great grip too.
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