Chitra (left, HK$3,350) and Poso (right, HK$5,500) bags from Bothos
Whenever someone asks me where to buy cool men’s accessories, I send them to Bothos, a hip concept store on Hollywood Road. Founded by designer and trends consultant Luigino Bottos, the merchandise includes jewellery, belts and of course, bags. Bottos’ designs are inspired by the Silk Road and merge Eastern decorative arts with Italian craftsmanship, so you can expect beautiful leathers and hand-stitched pieces.
The bags are super cool and modern, and many of the styles are large enough for travel, work or play. Fabrics such as washed buffalo leather, ballistic nylon and raw linen give them a vintage, worn-in look. Shapes range from backpacks and totes to soft hobos and functional duffels. The devil is all in the details – multiple front pockets, straps that are adjustable, styles that can be worn several ways and burnished hardware for a cool, utilitarian look.
Girls, you needn’t be jealous – most of the bags are unisex, too.
Bothos is at 20 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: (+258) 2526 9222