For most of us peasants, purchasing a luxury fashion item is a very occasional treat, which makes everything about the experience something to cherish - down to the packaging that the item comes in. It is not uncommon for people to keep paper bags from high-end brands, for the sole fact that they’re not your dime-a-dozen kopitiam plastic bags that can be found anywhere. Besides, many of them look pretty classy!
If you’re one of those bag hoarders, here’s something you gotta check out: Breathing new life into old luxury paper bags, Singapore-based Instagram store 3R.SG transforms them into actual, fully functional handbags for sale. Best part? They’re resistant to water and you can use them over and over again without worrying about wear and tear!
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Read on to find out more about the upcycled luxury paper bag handbags by 3R.SG in Singapore!
If you’re wondering what the “3R” in this Instagram store’s name stands for, it’s their slogan: “Reuze. Remake. Redefine”. That pretty much sums up what they’re all about - giving a new lease of functionality to the ol’ paper bag, and turning it into something unique that will last.
The upcycled handbags by 3R.SG are all made from authentic, locally-sourced luxury paper bags. Expect iconic labels like Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Dior - just to name a few.
The walls of the bags are reinforced before being wrapped in PVC, so that they’ll be kept strong and resistant to water.
Do note that while these are water-resistant on the surface, they are not waterproof, so don’t go about chucking them under the sink for a rinse. Simply wiping them down with a wet cloth would suffice.
As the cost of the paper bags and any embellishments used vary, prices are not fixed. However, you can expect them to start from around $68, with the highest-priced item at $148 at time of writing.
That’s certainly much cheaper than purchasing an actual leather handbag from one of the aforementioned brands! Something to tide you over while you save up for the real thing, maybe?
If you have your own luxury paper bags that have been doing nothing but collecting dust, you could drop 3R.SG a DM on Instagram to see what they can do for you. Since everything is made from scratch, you’ll be able to send in customisation requests for something that screams you!
Check out 3R.SG's Instagram page here.
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Text by: GirlStyle SG