We're not usually excited about Onitsuka Tiger as most of its reissues don't look a lot different to the last. But the Onitsuka Tiger California 78 35th Anniversary trainers and holdall are certainly worth talking about.
The Slazenger Heritage collection continues to grow, with bags being the latest to be added to the company's range.
I'll be honest, I'm not blown away by most of them, the majority look trapped in some kind of modern/retro void. But look closely and to the right of the picture and you'll see two winners – a vintage-style holdall and a retro messenger bag, both of which keep it simple and authentic, with just the large logo as detail.
The rest may or may not appeal. You can get up-close to all of them in various colours on the Slazenger Heritage site soon, with prices from £29.99.
The satchel has made a big comeback in mainstream bag design of late, with a huge variety of versions popping up everywhere. Taking much of the appeal of that heritage bag design, this Me Old Bamboo Bag from Ollie & Nic takes variety one step further.
The body of the holdall has a boxy, old school satchel feel, while the addition of a short and stiff bamboo handle adds something new without compromising the classic appeal. In a great shade of tan leather, there's an instant retro feel, with gold buckle fastening too.
It's now available online from Ollie & Nic for £55.
With designer bags often pushing towards very modern design, there's little in the way of simple and classic luggage available from many high end brands. Once in a while a gem crops up, though, like this Aurore Leather Bag from Chloé.
With a design that's uncomplicated by too many zips and details, the bowling shape has a great mid-sixties feel. The real tan leather provides a lasting look and sturdy shape, while short top handles and gold hardware keep it classic too. Just masculine enough for a mod look, this is a rare piece with luxury craftsmanship.
Get it now from Net-a-Porter for £1075.
If you want to carry a piece of the 1970s around with you, may we suggest these reissued Shell Sport holdalls?
Originally produced by the company throughout the 1970s, the bags are available in various colours (one pictured above, another over the page), made of PVC, with an inside zip pocket and a 'heavy' metal zip for closure.
The price has probably gone up from the 70s, but it's still affordable at £42.
Via His Knibs
First seen in 1980 in the Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back, everyone's favourite bounty hunter has been immortalised in this Adidas x Star Wars Boba Fett backpack.
The picture pretty much says it all, it's a men's backpack that's been designed in the shape of Boba Fett's head, with a solid canvas and polyester build plus a special 3-way front zip, two button side pockets and the Boba Fett insignia on the back panel.
Available directly from Adidas, it sells for £40.