Introduced on the runway in 2016, JW Anderson presented the Pierce bag - an original and unique piece that took the It-Girls of the world by storm.
Jonathan Anderson, founder and creative director of JW Anderson, is known for creating innovative pieces and playing with the contrast of masculinity and femininity. The Pierce bag was the first handbag to emerge from the brand. It remained low-key with its single flap and signature, gold-tone barbell. That all changed when celebrities and social media influencers took notice of the effortlessly chic bag, thus the newly acclaimed accessory became the latest must-have - and everyone needed it.
The Pierce embodies everything a young, fashion forward woman would look for in a bag. It's unique and quirky design was unlike anything seen before. It's boxy, structured silhouette was ideal for carrying everything the modern It-Girl would need throughout her day. It's not loud or "in-your-face" - it's tasteful and understated, exuding an "if you know, you know" aesthetic. Despite it being trendy and so in-demand, the bag has remained effortlessly cool and not over-done.
Hence the name, the signature ring clasp is bracelet-like, but also displays uncanny resemblance to piercings typically seen on bellybuttons. Inspiration can be found in anything and everything! The clasp is what makes this piece so special; its edgy, different, and compliments the technical craftsmanship of the bag - offering the perfect mix of modern, fashion-forwardness and high-quality luxury.
Available in two different sizes, you can invest in the Medium Pierce bag - a shoulder bag with a chunky strap and an interior spacious enough to carry all your every day essentials. Alternatively, invest in the Mini Pierce (our personal favourite) - with it's delicate gold chain and interior ideal for your tiny essentials, you can drape this bag across your body and go about your day without having to carry anything! Newly introduced, the Pierce bag is also available as a backpack, featuring a drawstring close and additional top handle. Ideal for work, school, or just running daily errands, the backpack is stylish while offering practical function.
Available in all leather or half leather, half suede in multiple different colours and patterns, this piece is versatile and original. The ultimate girl-on-the-go bag, the Pierce is an absolute necessity for an edgy young woman with a love for luxury and high fashion.
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By: Isabel de Carteret