Designer handbags always catch our eye in K-dramas, but when a certain piece shows up across various shows, you know you really have to drop everything, pay attention, and pull up the product webpage for your perusal. Well, we’ve discovered such an item in one of our current K-drama faves, A World of Married Couple.
Despite the stressful experience of watching each gripping episode, we still managed to eye one handbag that Dr. Ji toted around in Episode 6 and 7. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!) Yup, remember that day when Dr. Ji (Kim Hee Ae) received an invitation in the mail for her ex-husband’s housewarming party/vengeful return to Gosan? Well, Dr. Ji’s weapon at that time was none other than the Roger Vivier So Vivier shoulder bag. It wasn’t hard to miss because it stood against her cornflower-colored coat—we’d like to believe that the bag’s jet-black contrast was a foreshadowing of darker times to come (and indeed they came!).
We were also quick to realize that it wasn’t just Dr. Ji whose So Vivier bag kind of served as a battle-ready armor. In Crash Landing on You (a.k.a. everyone’s favorite K-drama), Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) sported the exact same bag in Episode 12 when she bravely visited an obscure part of town to strike a deal with hitmen. Her look for this covert affair? A two-tone gabardine trench coat from Bottega Veneta and a black turtleneck. Her very own So Vivier handbag picked up the lush leather of her coat, making for a cohesive ensemble for a modern Bonnie and Clyde.
Although we now associate the bag with imminent danger because of these two shows, let’s take stock of the piece alone, shall we?
So Vivier Medium Leather Shoulder Bag, $2900 (approximately P146,870.50), ROGER VIVIER, neimanmarcus.com
The calfskin leather bag features an accordion body that can expand to fit more belongings. It can be worn using the top handle or the detachable shoulder strap. The bag’s black exterior is accented with a fresh nude interior (the same color as the strap!) that lends a touch of easygoing glamour. A closer look will also reveal gold hardware: its two handle rings and the RV-engraved clasp.
Of course, there’s the obvious fact that the bag comes from the esteemed French luxury brand, Roger Vivier. It has been creating footwear, bags, and accessories since it set up shop in 1937. Roger Vivier has dressed many famous faces of the past (and present), including Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Taylor, and Catherine Deneuve.
All things considered, would you buy this designer bag for P146,870.50?