Virgil Abloh is a busy man. When he’s not creating buzz around his designs for Louis Vuitton Menswear, he’s overseeing the creative direction of his own line, Off-White, which he founded in 2013. Virgil Abloh, but particularly Off-White the label’s success is impossible to ignore. The brand has reached a sort of cult status, and it is a favorite of streetwear fans, celebrities, social media stars and stylish everyday people. While I’ve certainly lusted after a few Off-White pieces (the cool tees and sneakers have called my name in the past) I’ve never considered Off-White as a handbag brand that I would consider purchasing from.
Then, when reviewing Resort 2020 collections I clicked on Off-White and sort of changed my tune. I had kind of assumed that all Off-White bags had phrases or writing on them, so I was surprised to see a structured leather top handle bag that appeared chic, but cool. There wasn’t any in your face writing, or bold stripes, though I immediately noticed Off-White’s arrow logo hardware. I don’t mind it, rather I find it works on this bag, and I’m surprised at how much I really like it.
Upon further research, I noticed that this shape isn’t particularly new and it’s called The Jitney Top Handle Bag. It is already part of the Off-White line up in the brand’s usual aesthetic. Sans graffiti, The Resort 2020 Jitney Top Handle Bag has me questioning if I would ever buy a bag from Off-White. Check out more photos of the Jitney below, which was also shown in a belt bag version for Resort 2020.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]