Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Visionary designer Issey Miyake earned a reputation for technological advancements in fashion through decades of experimentation. Often using Japanese materials and techniques in unexpected new ways, his most renowned invention is his patented garment-pleating technique, upon which he founded Pleats Please Issey Miyake in 1994. Never satisfied with the status quo, the designer revolutionized bag construction with the modular Bao Bao bag—the name stands for 'lightness' in Thai language. Triangular vinyl patches superimposed over a mesh network allow for quasi-infinite configurations and bestow the bags with an appeal usually reserved to the latest tech gadgets. Bao Bao bags were established as a standalone label in 2010. Freed from the structural constraints of the classic bag, and constantly morphing to adapt to its contents while remaining ultra-light, the Bao Bao concept extends to backpacks, tote bags, wallets, pouches, and messenger bags. Triangulated patches differ in size for enhanced flexibility, sometimes adorned with a metallic finish, or arranged in ways to produce a pattern. Bao Bao Issey Miyake has produced many styles since its inception yet still has more to explore within the innovative bag concept.

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Prism Shoulder Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Prism Shoulder Bag

$5930

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Waist Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Waist Bag

$4490

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Prism Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Prism Tote

$4250

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Crispy Carry Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Crispy Carry Tote

$4490

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Kuro Sash Pouch

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Kuro Sash Pouch

$3360

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Foldover Clutch

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Foldover Clutch

$2380

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Mesh Card Holder

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Mesh Card Holder

$1210

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Matryoshka Wallet

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Matryoshka Wallet

$2150