Bao Bao Issey Miyake Bags

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.

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Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Small Lucent Crossbody Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Small Lucent Crossbody Bag

$320

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - White Lucent Matte-2 Shoulder Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

White Lucent Matte-2 Shoulder Bag

$350

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Green Lucent Matte-2 Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Green Lucent Matte-2 Bag

$395

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Prism Clutch

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Prism Clutch

$395

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Sash Wallet Pouch

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Sash Wallet Pouch

$430

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Silver Prism Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Silver Prism Tote

$585

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - White Prism Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

White Prism Tote

$585

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Prism Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Prism Tote

$585

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Green Lucent Matte-2 Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Green Lucent Matte-2 Tote

$595

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - White Carton Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

White Carton Bag

$650

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Cart Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Cart Tote

$880

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Matte Slash Carton Tote

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Matte Slash Carton Tote

$985

Bao Bao Issey Miyake - Black Matte Stack Bag

Bao Bao Issey Miyake

Black Matte Stack Bag

$995