YES it’s my birthday month!
I love that it’s a bit different and sleek with clean and minimal lines.
I also loooove the twisted knot detail, inspired by the traditional Japanese obi sash.
In fact the name itself, “musubi” means decorative knot and there are hundreds of obi knot styles out there. I tried to find the exact name of the knot used in this bag, but I couldn’t work it out. It does however, look similar to a martial art obi knot (which is a more basic/functional knot, rather than decorative, thus a bit cheeky for the designers to use), but hey I could be wrong.
I love how the designers use the smooth leather to create a soft, folded structure (that looks like cloth) for the handbag.
I also like using the top handle, so it can look like a bucket bag.
The large shoulder straps (which are removable) make it feel like a sturdy satchel bag, but it’s super light overall.
It’s a great small size for me – not mini at all.
It’s dimensions are height 22cm x length 16cm x depth 16cm.
It fits my purse, phone, beauty pouch, keys and even a small book or compact camera. The leather is strong and stiff enough to hold the weight of all my stuff, without buckling or warping the shape of the bag.
I’m a big fan of Acne Studios and their minimal style, so it’s a complete win for me.
(Or you could pop over to Acne Studios online to check out the whole Musubi range.)