Shop­ping Pick

One-of-akind bags from Sir Charles

City Weekend - - What's In It - Bidisha Mul­lick

Acute, fancy clutch is a must-have item for every per­son. Every clutch shows a glimpse of the owner’s per­son­al­ity and style. Vin­tage, bling, or con­tem­po­rary, it's up to you. But if you want a piece that’s exclusive with a price tag that doesn’t hurt your wal­let, then Sir Charles’ hand­made clutches are sure to make you (and your wal­let) happy. From the beau­ti­ful Caribbean, An­drew Charles’ style is ab­stract and in­de­pen­dent. In­spired by his mother, he made a clutch from the sticks of co­conut leaves at the age of 14 that won him a prize at a lo­cal cul­tural fes­ti­val. Since then, he’s taken it on as a hobby to cre­ate clutches from re­cy­cled items. Com­ing to China eight years ago, he still takes time out of his day job as the global re­lo­ca­tion man­ager for an in­ter­na­tional school to work on his hobby. He col­lects dif- fer­ent scraps from fac­to­ries; be it un­treated leather, scraps of linen, bam­boo, what­ever catches his eye. From treat­ing to cut­ting to sewing, ev­ery­thing is done by hand. It was a shock for us to find out that An­drew is clin­i­cally col­or­blind and yet he still man­ages to be a pro, cre­at­ing gor­geous works of art. His clutches (¥500-¥1,200) are all one-of-a-kind, un­usual in size, quirky, and uni­sex. If you want to make a state­ment at the next party, then scan the QR code to con­tact Sir Charles.

Start­ing from ¥600 on­wards

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