Stuttgart. The luxury brand’s first women’s handbag will be available from March 1st in all Porsche Design Stores around the world and in the official online store. The TwinBag is distinguished by its unique design and exclusive leather materials, expertly crafted by workers in Florence.
The main highlight is the bag’s clever carrying concept: its adjustable handles allow the TwinBag to be worn as either a handbag or a shoulder bag. The German luxury brand’s first handbag rounds off its fashion and lifestyle range for women.
Italian craftsmanship shines through in every detail of the TwinBag, making it a true masterpiece. Produced from a single piece of calf leather, the bag is painstakingly stitched by hand in an intricate production process.
Its Italian production ensures the finest workmanship and particular attention to detail – the handbag benefits from knowledge and tradition passed down through generations of Florentine craft workers.
The Porsche Design TwinBag is one of the most exclusive bags around this season. Premium quality was a key focus in the selection of materials. The leather is tanned using an ecological process, the lining is made from soft Alcantara and the metal fittings are finished using an elaborate electroplating procedure.
After vegetable tanning, the selected leather varieties – exclusive ostrich leather, elegant crocodile leather and modern calf leather – are processed with the highest precision and utmost attention to quality.
An elaborate electroplating process is used to produce six different finishes for the timeless metal fittings which are then polished by hand. The fittings are made from precious metals, such as gold, white gold, rose gold, matt gold, silver and chrome.
The many different combinations of fine leather varieties and finishes result in a very distinctive look for each TwinBag model.
The highlight of the first TwinBag collection is a grey crocodile leather bag with white gold fittings.
TwinBag in blue ostrich leather
Gold details adorn the green and blue ostrich leather bags, while the grey leather bag sports chromeblack metal fittings.
TwinBag in grey crocodile leather
The individual numbers on the crocodile and ostrich leather versions further emphasise their exclusivity. The collection is rounded off with a total of 13 stylish and modern calf leather versions. The TwinBag colour spectrum ranges from elegant white to timeless beige and classic black.
Featuring a two-way zip for easy access, the interior of the TwinBag is designed with functionality in mind: it is roomy enough to hold DIN A4-size documents and a 13-inch laptop.
TwinBag in grey ostrich leather
Cost: Well, the bags, which are produced in Florence, Italy and range from $1,990 to $11,900 CAD (note: special order handbags top out at just under $30,000), will be available in March 2013 in all Porsche Design stores and online.Crocodile, with 18K white gold hardware, handbag $29,000, by special order.
Source: Porsche Design Media Database