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Reviewing Proenza Schouler’s Hava Top Handle Satchel

Following the meteoric popularity of its timeless PS1 satchels, Proenza Schouler has been fervent in their innovation of an equivalent classic.

This season, we are putting our money on their new in Hava Top Handle bag that has recently hit the shelves. While we’ve just gotten our hands on a few of them, here’s a definitive review of the nominated It bag and why you should have it.

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• Colours

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This Fall/Winter, the Proenza Schouler Medium Hava Top Handle bag is served up fresh in six colourways and they are namely black, warm sand, pumpkin, midnight plum, white and malachite. Boasting such a variety of shades, it is without doubt that we say there’s a Medium Hava Top Handle bag for everyone! Vote for your favourite one below:

• Exterior

Of smooth, genuine leather, the Medium Hava Top Handle bag boasts a painted edge and an interesting fold detail that adds chic dimension to an otherwise flat profile.

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The silvertone hardware is unmissable, polished to smooth perfection in the manner of a turn lock closure that provides you with fuss-free access to your belongings, all while adding swanky sheen to the classic in making.

If you prefer to show off this satchel in the office, remove the adjustable straps and carry it by the sturdy top handle that is artisanally stitched to perfection.

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• Interior

The interior of a designer handbag may be obscured from the line of sight of onlookers, but Proenza Schouler does not take advantage of this knowledge to compromise on quality.

Lined with swanky suede, a leather partition divides the Hava bag into two capacious compartments. One of it hosts a pouch pocket where you can store smaller, slimmer paraphernalia so you can reach them without the disruption of anxiety attacks.

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While top handle satchels with flap closures are usually hard to secure, Proenza Schouler takes said problem in its stride. Beneath its decadent leather flap, the Medium Hava bag is equipped with an unassuming chain toggle that hooks on the front of the bag to hold your belongings together.

The only problem we have is, why hasn’t anyone thought of this before?

• Size

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The Medium Hava Top Handle bag is perfect for fitting your A5-sized novels or notebooks—or for those with a predilection for the digital, your Amazon Kindles and iPads will fit sleekly—while still leaving room for makeup pouches, portable chargers and miscellaneous small leather goods.

Paired with an adjustable strap, it’s the perfect size for slinging it across the hips for a streetwise mien.

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• Care Tips

Smooth leather necessitates greater care and love as it scratches easily. Always wipe clean with a dry cloth before storing it in the shade as sunlight can stain or alter the colour of natural leather. To find out more tips on how to care for your exquisite leather handbags, you can read them here.


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