Good things come in pretty packages. In our case, it was all about pretty, stylish and effortless accessories all rolled into one nice cocktail evening at the launch of the newest Viari store in Chennai. The store lit up with stars and showstoppers on the 20th of March in Mylapore and also showcased some of the best pieces the label has in tow. Models walked the makeshift ramp with the top 7 Viari bags in a variety of colours and made sure our wardrobes craved these wonderful leather additions. Take a look at the beautiful things that made the mark and make sure your summer wish list is finally bookmarked for this season!
Bag One: Museum Bag
The Museum Bag can be renamed “Every Girl’s Best Travel Guide”. Crafted from the soft cow banjo leather, this one’s perfect for the lonely traveller partying away in an unknown land to electronic of the times. Strapped and slung, this one’s ready to store your car keys ( For those impromptu trips to Goa) , a small diary, the museum pass (with the insignia of the Egyptian Exhibit)or the VIP Club Card, your lip gloss and those Polaroid pictures that remind you of good times with your best buds.
Bag Two: 5th Ave Tote
It’s easy to take a long weekend off straight from work – all you need to do is carry the 5th Ave Tote and your passport and lo, you are on the next flight to Changi Airport for that much-needed detox trip with your loved ones. The impeccable leather weekender includes a key strap, multiple zippered compartments, a mirror, adjustable straps and a shoe bag too. Now what more does a girl need to make her life simpler?
Bag Three: Large Camper Bag
That Wildlife Safari you were trying to take? That much-eluded trip to Madikeri or that weekend with the guys in Pondicherry – always make sure your Large camper bag accompanies your every trip. Perfect for weekend travel and even tiny business trips, this duffel bag comes complete with leather trims, webbing straps and a brass finish – good for that rugged feel that sets your travel timing on speed dial. And what’s more? It comes with a waterproof shoe bag ( yes, you can take a walk around the lake and take your oxfords safely back home) and a vanity case. Plus, it can double up as a gym bag for a quick session at the pilates class.
Bag Four: Downtown Bag
There are totes and there are everyday totes – the Downtown bag in red is your daily glam tote! Small and compact, bright and fabulous, this one’s a winner right from the word “go”! From that Coffee Shop date to Boardroom banter, this bag is your best accompaniment for the day. Perfect for your iPad Mini or the Galaxy tab, even better if you’re carrying your Kindle and a fun wallet with your tiny makeup bag in tow. Psst, it features a mirror, a key strap and a cute little pocket for your mobile phone!
Bag Five: Day Tripper Bag
Powerhouse Performer? Elegant lady in the elevator? Powerpoint Expert and Woman of Steel? If you’re all or one of them, the Day Tripper is all yours! The immaculate tote with a pearl nickel finish is just about right for a day out full of meetings and conferences – brownie points if they are out of town ( just an hour or two tops). Do not mistake the tote for just a day-long bag, the bag can expand on both sides to give you multiple pockets and enough space for your travel paraphernalia, your iPad and a set of changes. So what are you waiting for? Take the day in and show them who the trooper is!
Bag Six: Empire State Bag
The new word in Messenger bags, this brown Empire State Bag is all you need to perfect your weekend. Take a walk, visit a friend in the suburbs and make sure your date with the girlfriend is everything you imagined – and all you need to carry is this strappy accessory. Comes complete with a fold-over mechanism to add a little drama to your look – and add in, a shoe bag and zippered compartments. The bag carries an extra pocket outside that can house documents and tickets and even your wallet – day tripping begins now!
Day Seven: Campus Satchel
College isn’t fun without a little neon. Which is why your perfect bag of the day is the Neon Campus Satchel from Viari. Made with Buff Nova Leather in addition to nickel-free fittings, this one’s a classic and those buckles juts make it look oh-so-glamorous even on an uneventful day! Comes with adjustable straps and you can use it for a variety of things – from college to after-hours, from day trips to night outs, this one’s a beauty and it will make sure your funky casuals and those band tees look as if the outfit was designed to take the fabulous high road! And oh, it comes with a coin purse too!