When it has been envisioned with the power of carrying a bold statement alongside coins, make-up products and car keys, a bag stops being just another pretty and useful accessory. If it actually stands for something more than just a momentary trend, it is sure meant to become timeless. The kind of timeless that paired with fashionable pieces would definitely make for the most inspired gift ideas this Christmas.
Vlieger & Vandam’s idea of timeless and empowering accessories, strongly emphasized in their one-of-a-kind collections across the years, is built upon loud motifs, like embossed guns, knives and handcuffs, carefully placed upon edgy totes, clutches, wallets and purses. The tough vibes meet an unexpected factor in their Guardian Angel Tote Deluxe, embellished by an embossed Walther P99 and gold coloured studs. Meant to stand as a reaction to the media’s exaggerated concern towards the street violence, the “Guardian Angel” collection is designed for the fearless spirits that use fashion as the best way of expressing themselves.
Featured in The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection since 2005, the Guardian Angel bag holds a small piece of fashion history. Despite its controversial character, the gun tote hides a real story behind its unique features, making it all that more appealing and catchy. Ranging between €159.00 for an iPad Case with Gun, and €439.00 for the Guardian Angel Tote Deluxe with gun, Vlieger & Vandam’s original collection would make for a fantastic gift under the Christmas tree. The “Guardian Angel” collection also features an impressive array of earthy tones, pockets and detachable straps, all made out of the finest aniline leather.
If your idea of a memorable gift implies great quality, powerful style and making a bold statement, it only means the search is finally over. The Vlieger & Vandam (vliegervandam.com) Gun tote holds all the right answers.
Make sure to check back with us for more inspiring ideas in our Christmas Gift Guide.