A while ago, when I was seeking views on Longchamp Le Pliage bags, a couple of readers drew my attention to Bric’s. Bric’s? What on earth… Naturally, being a bag fiend, I was intrigued 😀
You can’t imagine my excitement at seeing Bric’s at Rome airport when I was leaving the country. I hmmed and hawed over it, debating if I really wanted to get one (I did) and if I really needed one (I didn’t) hehe… In the end, I didn’t get the Bric’s bag and ended up something quite a little more extravagant 😛
Never mind all that, I was reminded of Bric’s again recently when I saw their store at Bangsar Village 2 🙂 Its probably elsewhere too. Some readers reported spotting it in Isetan KLCC (??). I learnt that Bric’s is more than the popular Bric’s X Bag, they have travel luggage and leather bags too.
I was drawn to all the other styles, yes (of course!) but I was also terribly drawn to the Bric’s X Bags. These X Bag totes are foldable bags made of strong nylon with leather straps and what makes them a little more versatile and perhaps special, is that the leather strap can be converted from 2 shoulder straps, into 1 long strap so you can wear your bag messenger style.
The bags also come with an additional pouch inside, that you can carry separately. Just attach the straps to it, and you get an additional bag. Quite useful and quite eye catching 😛 I was very close to walking out of the store with the red X Bag Medium Tote, but I was good and resisted 😛 Sealth camera shots explain the poor photo quality.
Personally, I don’t think them similar to the Longchamp Le Pliage, if that’s your comparison point. Even if the material is similar (Bric’s is thicker), the Le Pliage is a touch more elegant to me, even if detractors say its over done. The Bric’s X Bag is however, more serviceable and casual. I like that the X Bag allows you to convert and sling the bag cross body. Its very useful for travel and looks smart too. Also, the compartments are easier to get to and it does not seem to be as much of a black hole as the Le Pliage which can be a right pain. There are internal compartments and external zips and that extra pouch is certainly useful. I don’t know if it can be folded up much – it looks like it might be a bit bulky once folded but it is definitely an excellent travel handbag you can tote around cities while maintaining a bit of chic 😉
I don’t see myself carrying it for a formal business trip the way I did the Le Pliage, though, but that’s just my view 🙂 I do still sorta want one though 😛 Do you have a Bric’s X Bag or any Bric’s bag and do you have thoughts on it? Please tell me if I “need” it hehe… 😀
The retail prices for the Brics X Bag Medium Tote is about RM480 and the Large Tote is about RM680 and small tote about RM350+ – rough prices only and there was 10% off in store. Or check it out on www.brics.it which ships internationally.