Sunday, July 23, 2017

Carrying style with Gaston Luga

Hello there! I'm really so excited to introduce everyone to my new found love! A bag pack!! 
You must be thinking that it's just a backpack. Everyone carries it. It's no biggie. Why is she making a fuss or so excited over it? Well you will never know the excitement if you are someone who carries backpack all the time. I have never really like carrying backpack since school time. Even during school time, I uses sling bag or shoulder bag. I don't like the idea of carrying baggy, ugly or plain looking backpack.

Yes ugly. I think most of the backpack that are designed for schools or even outing don't look really appealing or they are too plain!


Enough said? To see more "uncensored backpacks" refer to this article: https://www.buzzfeed.com/Ugliest 90s bags

I saw Gaston Luga around for sometimes and I'm so excited when they approached me for a collaboration. 

Who's Gaston Luga?





Gaston Luga, a Swedish backpack retailer located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden and have recently entered the Singapore and Malaysia markets.

How it started?

Founder Carl Sundqvist met an interesting Frenchman with an elegant and casual style. Gaston told Carl he believed a backpack is the optimal companion when discovering the world. Since he was a person keen of his style, he had put time and effort into finding something different from the regular school style.
Finally he found himself an elegant Louis Vuitton, to which he had several modifications made. Making it more personal, functional and unique. Inspired after the meeting, Carl decided a few months later to create his own backpack brand with classic elegant style and practical details. Hopefully these would get to travel the world, just like Gaston. 

The backpacks are uniquely designed to fit any setting, no matter where you would go. The minimalistic and elegant exterior, functional features such as a pocket specially designed for things needed to be easily accessible yet kept safe (i.e. passport, cash) are also details that make the backpacks extremely practical. 


Each backpack is also equipped with an inner compartment which can hold your 13-15" laptop with ease, making it a good choice for work and travel.
  
They have lots and lots of colors and design to fit individual needs and taste. So now let me briefly introduce to you 3 collections. 


CLÄSSIC

Image credit: Gaston Luga

This is a rather elegant and timeless design which can suits any occasion. You can also make it more unique and match your style with their beautifully colored leather address tag. It also has a passport & ticket pocket. 
Bullen features an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, foldable handles and a convenient outer pocket for small necessities. The 2-way metallic zippers allow for flexible opening of the bag, making it easier to insert and retrieve items into and from the bag. Inside the bag are a large main compartment, one zippered pocket and one open pocket. It is made of leather and strong durable canvas. 

Price: $299 (Comes in 6 colors)

- Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
- Metallic feet
- Strong durable canvas
- 2-way metallic zippers
- 1 large main compartment
- 2 inner pockets
- 1 outer pocket
- Soft linen interior

Dimensions (cm): 
47 (Length) x 26 (Height) x 20 (Depth)

Pråper



The Pråper Collection is one of the design which I actually wanted initially especially the pink. But since I'm a very "Pink Lady" with everything almost pink, I decided to choose something unique. This is a bold and elegant design, with details designed to give it that little something extra. Made of thick and strong cotton fabric for durability. Hard metal hooks close the main compartment, which contains a 13-15” laptop pocket and four smaller pockets for your phone, wallet etc. On the back, the unique Gaston Luga pocket can hold your passport, flight and train tickets, making them safe yet easily accessible. The inside is dressed with a 100% cotton fabric. Your valuables are therefore held in a soft and elegant looking compartment. Under the backpack are four metallic feet, giving your backpack extra protection and a cooler look. Carrying it makes one looks sophisticated with every outfit.

Make your bag unique and match up your personal style with a colored leather address tag.
Price: $309 (Comes in 4 color combination)


- Highly durable canvas

 - Expandable metal hook closure

 - Inner 13-15" laptop sleeve and two pockets

 - Passport & ticket pocket

 - Adjustable shoulder straps
 - Key ring holder for Leather Address Tag (to be purchased separately)



  Dimensions



  30 x 42 x 15cm, 18L

Clässy


The Clässy: Scandinavian minimalism mixed with elegance, with sleeker shoulder straps and shape for a more feminine look. Bullen features an adjustable and removable shoulder strap, foldable handles and a convenient outer pocket for small necessities. The 2-way metallic zippers allow for flexible opening of the bag, making it easier to insert and retrieve items into and from the bag. Inside the bag is a large main compartment, one zippered pocket and one open pocket. Bullen is made of leather and strong durable canvas. 

Price: $269 (Comes in 4 color combination)

- Adjustable and removable shoulder strap 
- Metallic feet - Strong durable canvas 
- 2-way metallic zippers 
- 1 large main compartment 
- 2 inner pockets 
- 1 outer pocket 
- Soft linen interior

Dimensions (cm): 47 (Length) x 26 (Height) x 20 (Depth) 

As mentioned earlier on, I'm known to be a everything pink person, this time I chose sometime totally unique and I glad I made the right choice I can't wait to bring it along with me to my Bali trip this Sept!

The backpack arrived really quickly via DHL. It came well packed in a carton box.


I just love how compact and spacious it is especially when I wanna bring my son out, I no longer need to bring big bulky baby bag!





Even the front pocket storage are so huge! There's actually 2 bottles of mineral in here!







Do you like this collection as much as I do? How do I look? 💓😜 It's really too nice that when I bring it out, it attracted lots of attention! Even my brother love it so much that he even ask me to get him one! 😆

Apart from bags, they sells accessories (leather address tag) to match with your beautiful backpack to be more trendy.
Are you as excited as me to own one of your signature backpack now??? Goodnews!
The kind people at Gaston Luga are extending a 15% off just for my reader/follower if you enter "ivia15" at checkout.
 Also it is always free shipping + 20% off as tax rebate (from non-EU country) + 15% off with my unique code on the remaining price after tax rebate!! That's more than a hundred dollar off!!!!😍



To see more design and lookbook, please visit them at the following places:

Official Website http://gastonluga.com /sg/ 


Disclaimer: Backpack was provided for personal review purposes only. All reviews are 100% honest and based on my personal experience. No monetary compensation of any kind was given or received for this review.